06 Jun: S.O.S.

I hope I am wrong in what I am about to say. I prayed to be wrong. I want you to pray I am wrong. For the past several weeks I have felt that an attack on an American church is coming soon that will be of, if not beyond, the scale of some of the worst we have seen. And we’ve seen some bad ones. While praying to be wrong, we must be ready. The response to our annual security summit announcement has been so overwhelming I am repeating it before the early discount ends tomorrow. Make sure to register by midnight Monday 6/3/19 to save $26.00 off the registration costs. The 2nd annual Faith-Based SOS (Security Operations Summit) will be on the 26th(Friday) and 27th(Saturday) of July in Colorado Springs. Last year we had people from 27 states. By the end of the 2nd week of registrations this…

01 Jun: Surviving Storms

My wife and I spent some time in Kansas this last week. We were there during the familiar Spring storms. One thing certain in Kansas, is there will be rolling thunderstorms. It happens every year. Every year there are tornadoes. It’s just a fact of life in Kansas. While tornadoes can be very dangerous, the biggest killers in a storm are flooding and lightning, and a common source of injury (to man, building, beast and crop) is hail. The beasts of the prairie have unique responses to storms. Perhaps none more so than cattle and buffalo. When a storm comes, cattle are primarily oblivious to it. They may even seek shelter from the rain by getting under a tree – the most dangerous place to be during a lightning storm. On the open ground they will often just stand there waiting to get struck. I hear some talk of how…

24 May: Annual Summit of Faith-Based Defenders

At the heart of every great endeavor are the people who make it happen. There is nothing like them coming together in an event setting to symbolize the sincerity and improve the professionalism of that endeavor. In 2018, the FBSN (Faith-Based Security Network) held the first summit type event for the people involved in the church security endeavor. 222 people came from 27 states to hear speakers who were experts in one of the many aspects of security operations in a faith-based environment. The need for such a summit was obvious and now the 2nd annual Faith-Based SOS (Security Operations Summit) has just been announced. In the first 24 hours of this year’s announcement, registrations came in from 6 different states. In the days since, more have been added. ​ Charl van Wyk will set the tone as the keynote speaker. Charl was a missionary in Africa when four terrorists…