Here are our open dates for 2018 if you want to host a seminar.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND....we can also conduct a seminar on a weekday if the date you want is available. Our very first seminar was on a Monday and Tuesday - and was our highest attended ever!
We are interested in coming to any city. We do ask that you be less than 2 hours from a major airport, however, ALL invitations, regardless of where (or size of city) will be considered. We want to go to as many places as possible. You may also call us at 817.437.9693.
These dates fill up fast. They are all in 2018, and they are all on a Saturday. If you're interested in a weekday, we can consider that, too.
MAY 26 (Memorial Day weekend)
JUNE through AUGUST - Summertime is open almost every weekend, but our experience with churches in the summer are not good because of church camps, Vacation Bible School, etc.
DECEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
If interested in hosting a Sheepdog Seminar in 2018, please fill out the form below. We will contact you ASAP.
We have week days available if you prefer to host a seminar during the week.
You may also want a "mini" Sheepdog Seminar, one designed strictly for church safety, conducted by Jimmy Meeks and Carl Chinn.
if interested in hosting a seminar, You may also text the word "seminar" to 817.437.9693.
We will call you shortly after receiving your text.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HOSTING A SEMINAR
Q - How much does it cost the host to have a seminar?
A - Nothing. Our team is paid by the amount of people who register for the seminar (we have had hosts, such as churches, make generous donations to us that enabled us to keep the price lower than it would have been. Churches that have done this did so because they wanted the seminar to be an outreach to their community). Our prices are usually $69.00 to 99.00 per person. We allow police officers and military personnel to bring an guest at NO additional charge).
Q - Do you pay the host location?
A - We do not usually pay our host: they have invited us. Usually, a church has invited us. Thus, we ask that they treat us as they would any other "ministry" they invite. We do allow the safety team of the host church (and its staff) to attend at no charge.
Q - Who provides lodging, transportation, and food for the team?
A - From the funds we get from those who register, we pay for our own lodging, food, and transportation. We have had host locations (such as churches) who have chosen to book hotel rooms for us or in some cases, churches have allowed us to stay at a house owned by the church (such as a parsonage).
Q - What is expected from the hosting location?
A - We ask that the host put forth their best effort to advertise the meeting by all means possible: Facebook, websites, word of mouth, contacting the local newspaper and any radio stations in the area.
Q - What about lunch on the day of the seminar?
A - We leave that up to our host. Many times we simply excuse everyone to go to nearby restaurants. Some hosts have cooked for attendees and charged a small amount and used the money for a fund-raiser. The best lunch plan we have seen is having food trucks come to the host location and serve attendees. We have also seen the host "work deals" with food trucks and gain additional funds for their fund-raiser projects (i.e. food trucks giving a portion of their profit back to the host).
Q - Is the seminar primarily a church safety seminar?
A - We will spend time addressing the growing problem of violence on faith-based property, however, we are by NO means just a church safety seminar. Colonel Grossman's presentation, The Bulletproof Mind, is for everybody and anybody concerned about violence. Click here for more info on this subject.
Q - What does the schedule look like the day of the seminar?
Q - What are the media needs of the team for the day of the seminar?
A - Click here for the answer to this question (found on the same page as the answer to the question above).