Church security conference kicks off in Portland

Church Security Solutions Launches Conference Series in Response to Increased Church Violence

SALEM, Or., July 29 /Christian Newswire/ — Today more than ever the church is experiencing security threats that go beyond sexual predators, bookkeepers embezzling funds or car break-ins in the parking lot.  This new dimension in security threats is exemplified by Sunday’s church shooting in Tennessee where two adults were killed and eight additional adults shot in the presence of their children. The Colorado church shootings in December of last year shocked the nation and again the church reeled when a domestic dispute found its way into a church picnic in Los Angeles, leading to an innocent person being shot.  Our prayers and thoughts go out to these victims and their families. 

Churches are open and accessible for their fellowship, yet those who have a sole intention of doing harm have easy access into the church.  How do Churches prepare and plan for this violent phenomena?

Church Security Solutions, LLC. (CSS) is an experienced firm providing comprehensive answers for the church.  CSS is staffed with professional leaders in their disciplines that are adept at bringing their experience to the church in a very tactful manner.  CSS works with both small and large churches, from those that have advanced security but desire fine tuning to those who have nothing more than a desire to create a more secure environment in their fellowship

CSS has a desire to minister to all churches by providing training in security to churches that may not have the resources for private consulting.  CSS is offering regional one-day conferences across the nation.  Over the next year CSS will visit major metropolitan areas with a conference dedicated to giving pastors, elders, Directors of Security and lay volunteers practical, hands-on tools that can be taken back to the church and applied to any size fellowship.  These conferences are packed with the latest information whether you don’t know where to begin or you are well on your way to top notch security.  Attendees will gain valuable resources and materials they can reference and implement immediately, from hard security such as close circuit monitoring to and electronic access control to the softer security such as volunteer security team development and threat assessment.  Attendees will also learn how to control and manage a critical incident should one occur in their church.

CSS has selected Portland, Oregon as the site of its launch for the 2008-2009 Security Conference Tour.  You will not want to miss Keynote Speaker, Pastor Doug Newcomb of Faith Bible Church of Denver, Colorado.  This is the site of the first fatal shooting at the YWAM Dormitory in December.  Pastor Newcomb will share “Lessons Learned” in the tense hours that followed the 1AM phone call from law enforcement informing him of the tragic incident.

Make plans to attend this first conference, August 14th, 2008, 9AM-4PM at Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, Oregon.  Lunch will be provided.  Register online at  The cost for this all day conference is $199.00, a small price to pay for your church’s security!

Contact Rick Anderson, 503.949.8862
Church Security Solutions, LLC
5276 Southbend Drive. SE
Salem, Oregon  97306
Or on the web @ [email protected]

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