Safety & Security - June 15

Are you prepared to protect your people and your ministry? As public gathering places, churches are susceptible to a variety of safety and security situations:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Spillover from domestic violence
  • Active shooters and extreme violence
  • Potential child sexual abuse

This one-day course can show you how to recognize threats, build a safety and security team, deal with difficult people and situations, and protect your people from harm.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:15 a.m.)

Location: Lutheran Church of Hope*

The seminar is free and includes lunch.


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Contact us for more information:

Phone: 866-342-3892



*Lutheran Church of Hope is located at 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Enter through the main door (on the SE side of the building) at the circle drive with the "Welcome to Hope" sign.


About the Presenters

Bob Johnson has been the Director of Safety and Security for Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona, since 2005. His core responsibility is leading a team of more than 90 staff and volunteers ensuring the protection of a 105-acre campus.

Before taking on his responsibilities at Christ’s Church of the Valley, Bob served in the Phoenix Police Department for 23 years. He was a detective in the Organized Crime Bureau for 10 years, and served in the Arizona Army National Guard for 20 years. As a Command Sergeant Major, he was responsible for the leadership training of the State’s Officer and NCO candidates.

Bob served as the Director of Security for Domino’s Pizza’s second largest franchise, and was responsible for 85 stores in Arizona.

In addition to his responsibilities at Christ’s Church of the Valley, Bob actively assists other churches as they identify, recruit, train, and deploy their safety and security teams. Bob has been married for 38 years and has two children and six grandchildren.


Bob Wild has served as Director of Finance and Administration and Risk Management for two mega churches for 20 years: Vineyard Christian Fellowship of North Phoenix and Christ’s Church of the Valley.

He has served on several boards including the local Phoenix NACBA chapter, CCV Youth Sports Inc. (the largest nonprofit youth sports program in Arizona), Financial Planning Ministry, and the Boys and Girls Club in Austin, Texas.

Bob wrote and self-published an instructional manual for church planters called Growing Your Church from the Ground Up: The Corporate Side. He has been published in Church Executive Magazine and, more recently, in Christianity Today and Group Publishing’s professional edition of their children’s magazine.

In 2008, Bob joined the team at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company as senior director of strategic alliances. He holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Business.

March 6, 2017