Three Great Ways to Get Certified

Use all three to train, or pick the one that best suits your team.


Online Training Events


Self-Paced Training 


Church Hosted Training

In addition, you get customizable training materials, a ton of bonuses including 1:1 consultations, and the ability to train other staff and volunteers.

Register Your Team

During this special 50% off sale we offer two reduced pricing options. Sign up for the safety member team certification in full or break up payments over three separate installments.

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What's Included

Here's everything you get with this program

Online Training Events

Join Sheepdog Church Security founder Kris Moloney for monthly training events via Zoom Meeting. Your ENTIRE church is welcome to participate. These live webinars each cover a different topic. Together we watch training videos, discuss implementation, and answer questions related to your church.

How Events Help

Attending our online events are a great way to get your team trained, while sharing ideas and working through challenges we all share.

Get Your Entire Safety Team Certified
  • Attend all 7 events online
  • Take the online certification test
  • Pass each test with 70% or better
  • Earn your certification cards

Train Staff and Volunteers
  • Staff can attend one or all courses based on their responsibilities
  • For example, Children’s Ministry can benefit from attending the “Protecting Children from Abuse” event

Schedule 2022

  • Feb 6 | Oct 9
    Safety Team Fundamentals
  • Feb 20 | Oct 23
    Active Shooter
  • Mar 6 | Nov 6
    Deescalating Disruptive Persons
  • Mar 20 | Nov 20
    Protecting Children from Abuse
  • Apr 3 | Dec 4
    Basic Use of Force Laws
  • Apr 24 | Dec 18
    Arson and Fire Safety
  • May 15 | Jan 8
    Storms and Disasters

Self-Paced Training

Every team's “easy" button! Provides access to our entire library of streaming instructional videos. These videos allow team members to train (and get certified) on their own time, from anywhere, using a computer.

How Videos Help

Access to our streaming video library let's you easily conduct self-paced training. 

Self-Train from Anywhere
  • Organize your own training schedule
  • Easy way to make up missed Online Events

Get Certified on Your Own Time
  • Watch all 7 courses online
  • Take the online certification test
  • Pass each test with 70% or better
  • Earn your certification card

A clip from the Basic Use of Force Laws video.

Church Hosted Training

Conduct in-person training sessions using our streaming videos as an aid. In addition, to make training even easier, we provide a comprehensive set of instructional materials customizable to your church, including PowerPoint presentations, instructor guides and director’s manuals. (More details below.)

How Materials Help

In-person, church hosted training ensures your Safety Ministry keeps up with best practices!

Train Your Team Using Customized Aids
  • Use video and instructional materials to facilitate team discussion and participation
  • Train other staff and volunteers as needed
  • Easily adapt materials to your church's setting
  • Save time in research and development

Get Your Entire Team Certified
  • Just like the other methods, this provides an easy way to certify your entire team
  • Following in-person instruction, have members take the certification tests online (either on the spot or at home)

Bonus Resources

Still not convinced?
Here are more benefits.

  • Consultation with Kris Moloney

    1-Hour Session

    A personal strategy session by phone or Zoom with the founder of Sheepdog Church Security. Have an open discussion about your Safety Ministry. Ask questions. Plan possible solutions.

  • Free eBook on Church Security

    $14.95 value

    An electronic copy of the book Defending the Flock. A security team guide for church safety directors.

  • The Safety Member Training Record

    Keeping track of your training not only serves as a good record, it shows you the other training you may still need to complete.

  • Kids First Emergency Drill Lesson

    Some topics may be intense for younger children. These lesson plans help teachers present the materials in an age appropriate manner.

  • DIY Security Assessment

    Every year, it's a good idea to evaluate your church's current risks to ensure all threats are mitigated. This tool will simplify the task and ensure a thorough assessment.

  • Reports and Forms

    No sense in re-inventing the wheel! Save yourself time with these fillable PDF documents to keep track of important incidents.

  • Draft Policies

    Policies are legal documents which require attorney involvement, but that doesn't mean you have to start with a blank page.

  • Cheat Sheets

    Sometimes a checklist is exactly what you need when performing tasks to safeguard the congregation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tap each question to learn more about our team certification program.

  • What does certification with Sheepdog Church Security Academy mean?

    Our team certification training guides you through the process of setting up your Safety Ministry, finding the right staff and volunteers, assessing the security needs of your unique church and training your team on the various threats to the safety of church property, assets and people.

  • What topics are covered in the certification course?

    The topics covered in our online events and streaming videos include:

    Security Team Fundamentals
    Intro to safety and security as they relate to Houses of Worship.
    Covers: Ministry Basics | Patrolling | Emergency Response | Radio Procedures | Reporting

    Active Shooter Response
    Develop strategies to mitigate violent intruder attacks.
    Covers: Why Churches Need to Prepare | Civilian Response Plan | Engagement Procedures

    Deescalating Disruptive Persons
    Verbal persuasion techniques to reduce violence and control situations.
    Covers: Engaging the Subject | Maintaining Control | Issuing Commands

    Protecting Children from Abuse
    Best methods for preventing and responding to child abuse.
    Covers: Signs and Symptoms of Abuse | Child Protection Policies | Reporting Abuse

    Use of Force Laws
    Training on the legal limitations and implications of using force.
    Covers: Citizen’s Arrest | Understanding Use of Force | Unarmed Control Techniques

    Arson and Fire Safety
    How to save lives and church property from a fire.
    Covers: Preventing Arson | Fire Science | Response Plans | Safety Inspections | Fire Drills

    Severe Weather and Natural Disasters
    Protecting people and property against dangerous weather.
    Covers: Identifying Risks | Safety Inspections | Disaster Drills | Safety Plans

  • What if we have more than five (5) Safety Team Members?

    Immediately after enrolling into the Team Certification, you will be directed to our "Additional Students Enrollment Coupon" page. There you may enroll additional team members.

  • How much does it cost to enroll more than five Safety Team Members?

    Each additional student will cost $70.

  • How many hours of training is the certification course?

    Total training time to complete all of the modules is between 12 and 16 hours.

  • How long does it take to complete each of the individual modules?

    Plan for each module to take about two (2) hours.

  • May other staff and volunteers audit the training?

    Yes. Other staff and volunteers may attend the Online Training Events and any Church Hosted Training as part of the Team Certification. However, if they want/need to participate in the training on their own time and computer, there is an additional cost.

  • What is your Return Policy?

    We offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.” If for any reason you wish to discontinue using our materials, we will promptly issue a refund.

The grand total of all of these training materials, bonuses and course facilitation for a team of 5 members Regularly Costs $1,458.00!!!

BUT during this sale it Only Costs $348.50

Saving You Over $1000!!!

We are so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure you are satisfied with our training bundles. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using our materials, we will promptly issue a refund.

Ready to Enroll?

Sign up today to get certified. Equip your team with the tools to protect your church.
50% Off Sale. Normally $697