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Church Safety & Security Training

  • Kimbel Mechnical Systems Conference Room 1936 N. Shiloh Drive  Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704 United States (map)

TOPIC:  Churches around the world are becoming targets for protests, predators, and even terrorist.  America is not immune. Since 2012, violent attacks in churches experienced an increase of 36% nationwide.  

The openness of our churches makes them easy targets for criminals and other individuals seeking to cause harm. Even in a small congregation, there may be people dealing with extreme emotional upheaval and problems at home.  These problems have the potential to spill over into the congregation putting others at risk.

The key to effective security lies in prevention.  In today's climate, our security teams must be able to both recognize suspicious behavior, and deal with trouble in an effective and humane way.

Through the use of lecture, video, and table-top discussions, topics will cover:

  • Current Trends and Patterns of Church Violence
  • Building the Security Team
  • Security as a form of ministry
  • Situational Awareness to Recognize & Avoid Danger
  • Conflict Management Skills for Dealing with Disruptive Individuals
  • Observation and Recognition of Violent Indicators to Thwart Attacks
  • Dealing with the Mentally-Ill
  • Terror Threat Against Churches 
  • Liability Issues that can Close Your Church Down



Mark Booher is the founder of Barritus, a provider of security and intelligence training solutions for the military, law enforcement, and the private sector.

Mark is a veteran of the United States Army where he spent five years in the intelligence and security field. He is also a Certified Executive Protection Specialist and has traveled to Israel to train in the Israeli counter-terrorism and security methods.

Following his military service, Mark studied law at the University of Arkansas and spent 6 years as a deputy prosecuting attorney. He is an experienced litigator with numerous jury trials in cases including murder and robbery; drug crimes; and violent assaults.

He has trained hundreds of military, law enforcement, and private personnel on matters of intelligence and security operations and is a contributor to the Counter Terrorist Magazine. 


  • Church leadership
  • Safety and security personnel
  • Church ushers, greeters and parking control
  • Elders and deacons
  • Congregation members
  • Staff or security-minded individuals


Kimbel Mechanical Systems Conference Room

1936 N. Shiloh Drive 

Fayetteville, AR 72704


  • Saturday, April 7, 2017
  • Class starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:00 pm

COST:  $99.00 per attendee ($75 each for groups of 4 or more)


  • Register online at:
  • Check made payable to:  RUBICON TRAINING GROUP, LLC, PO Box 3311, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702 


  • Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment
  • Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.    


Mark Booher, Barritus

Phone:  479-871-7580