Sunday Afternoon, March 11
The Lincoln, Nebraska Church Safety Seminar is on a Sunday afternoon
(5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (sunday afternoon)
Total cost for this seminar is $30.00 per person
What to expect at this seminar
This seminar will be "hands-on," emphasizing the skills you need in order to be ready to respond to a crisis in your house of worship. Subjects include such topics as -
- Verbal De-Escalation - Learning how to calm someone by your presence and verbal skills
- Recognizing the "clues" that indicate something may be wrong or is "about to happen."
- Protecting the flock from sex crimes
- Responding to an active attack (assailant with gun, knife, etc)
We will also address the issues of sex crimes occurring on church and faith based property. We encourage all those who work with youth to attend.
THE MESSAGE ON PREVENTION OF SEX CRIMES IS RELEVANT TO ALL YOUTH WORKERS, WHETHER CHURCH-RELATED OR NOT. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE.
JIMMY MEEKS is a retired police officer, having served 35 years in law-enforcement. Jimmy has also been a minister for over 44 years.
As an officer, he served as a hostage negotiator, field training officer, school resource officer, detective, supervisor, and crime prevention officer. He has accumulated over 4500 hours of TCOLE training. He has also been a certified crime prevention specialist.
He was pastor of a church in the Ft. Worth area for over 11 years, while also serving as a police officer.
Jimmy has a B.A. in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Certificate of Ministry from Emmaus Road Ministry School. He has conducted over 200 church safety seminars since 2009, at which over a thousand churches have attended. It has been said of his presentation, "...there has never been a stronger call to action..."
Jimmy and his wife of 40 years, Julie, were married at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas, the sight of the June 22, 1980 massacre that killed 5 - and injured 10.
Jimmy is the owner of Sheepdog Seminars.