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Our Purpose

Provide training, services and support to assist churches in developing and maintaining a security program and security team to create a safe environment at their facilities. We provide skilled, experienced instructors, programs and training resources that will empower your church organization to develop a security program/ security team. These services we provided to the faith-based community are supported by a foundation of biblical principles.

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A Biblical Approach

How is a church to prevent and respond to the various safety and security concerns of this age? The Arizona Church Security Network follows a two-pronged approach found within the Scriptures.

"And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night." Nehemiah 4:9


Networking

We provide monthly opportunities to meet in person in both Southern Arizona and the Phoenix Metro Regions. The first Thursday of the month the Phoenix Metro Region meets at Church for the Nations at 6:00pm. The last Friday of the month the Southern Region meets at Christ Community Church of Tucson at noon for a Lunch & Learn. These opportunities allow church safety and security team members to share information, best practices and learn about a different topic each month. These meeting are open to anyone serving in Faith Based Organization or their churches ministries regardless of AZCSN membership.

We encourage members to share incident information with each other and the network. The network distributes person-of-interest information to its Shepherd members as it is received.

  Professional Training

  The greatest mistakes that people make in a crisis come from not knowing what steps to      take and in what order to take them in a given situation. We offer over thirty-five different    courses, taught by our professional instructors, ranging from the Biblical Basis for Church    to Security, to Family Emergency Preparedness, I LIVED Civilian Response to Active         Attackers, and Arizona Armed Security instruction. 


Assessment and Planning

We understand safety and security in churches and other ministries is unique in several ways.  We will work with your church to customize an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that meets     the needs of your ministry while providing for the safety of your staff, members, visitors, and children. Our team is also able to assist you in development of safety and security policies and procedures, and examination of threats and risks your organization may encounter.    



Upcoming events

    • April 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ

    Situational Awareness (SA) in its simplest form is knowing what is going on around us. This course focuses on building situational awareness in everyday settings. Learn to develop a healthy awareness of what is taking place around you. This course will focus on teaching you ways you can increase your attention to people, location features, and problems you may need to address.  You will be given opportunities to practice awareness skills, allowing you to identify threats earlier and select from your predetermined plan, how you will respond in a specific situation. 

    • April 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 16
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Range time will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • April 30, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This month we will be focused on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Soft Target Hardening. 

    This session focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in screening, preventing and responding to sexual abuse. We will examine the scope of the problem, screening, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. 

    • May 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Tucson, AZ
    • 58
    Register

    Understanding and being able to apply the correct amount of force in a given situation is essential for safety/security team members. This course reviews the Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13, Chapter 4 Justifications otherwise known as self-defense laws and statutes related to arrest by a private person. Different use-of-force continuums will be explored and their application to real world situations will be explained. Participants will be equipped to understand, articulate and defend their use-of-force decisions.


    • May 06, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 97
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety. 




    • May 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ
    • 39
    Register

    This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goal of I LIVED training is for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.


    • May 14, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • May 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Illuminate Community Church 17800 N. Perimeter Drive Scottsdale, AZBen Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ
    • 9
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • May 14, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Phoenix Location TBD
    Register

    This course focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in protecting the children they serve. This overview of best practices will include check-in and check-out of children, volunteer screening, mandatory reporting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and implementing protective measures. We will examine the scope of the problem, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. Learn about the many hidden dangers and practical ways you may keep the children under your organizations care safe.




    • May 16, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Private Training


    • May 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn.  


    • June 03, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety. 




    • June 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pinal Air Park 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This is a private class, registration is unavailable. 

    • June 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Phoenix TBD
    • 59
    Register

    Understanding and being able to apply the correct amount of force in a given situation is essential for safety/security team members. This course reviews the Arizona Revised Statutes Title 13, Chapter 4 Justifications otherwise known as self-defense laws and statutes related to arrest by a private person. Different use-of-force continuums will be explored and their application to real world situations will be explained. Participants will be equipped to understand, articulate and defend their use-of-force decisions.


    • June 18, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • June 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • June 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pinal Air Park 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 11
    Register

    This course is designed for those who have completed AZ Armed Security Guard Training or AZCSN Basic Pistol. This course builds on the skills learned in prior courses including:

    • Ammo management and clearing malfunctions under pressure
    • Communication skills before, during, and after the incident
    • Presence and presentation of the firearm including single hand presentation
    • Single hand malfunction drills
    • Moving and shooting
    • Shooting from cover and concealment
    • Increasing speed and accuracy
    • Target recognition.
    • August 13, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • August 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ 85710 & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 20
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • August 20, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • August 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • September 03, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • September 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85710 and Pinal Air Park 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 24
    Register

    Day One -

    Christ Community Church 2:00-6:00pm

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two-

    Pinal Airpark 8:00am-12:00pm

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • September 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086
    • 12
    Register

    This course is designed for those who have completed AZ Armed Security Guard Training or AZCSN Basic Pistol. This course builds on the skills learned in prior courses including:

    • Ammo management and clearing malfunctions under pressure
    • Communication skills before, during, and after the incident
    • Presence and presentation of the firearm including single hand presentation
    • Moving and shooting
    • Shooting from cover and concealment
    • Increasing speed and accuracy
    • Target recognition.
    • September 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • September 25, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • October 01, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • October 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ 85710 & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 20
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • October 16, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 15
    Register

    Learn the basics of operating your pistol, from safely loading, unloading, reloading, sighting, firing, presentation and holstering your pistol and much more…  

     

    • October 29, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • October 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • November 05, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • November 06, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson, AZ 85710 & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 20
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • November 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086
    • 12
    Register

    Take your tactical self-defense training to the next level and learn to protect yourself in low-light situations.

    Most handgun training occurs during daylight, however, it is well documented that many shootings occur under low-light conditions. So why not train for the most probable and realistic real-world scenario? Want to see what it looks like?

    • Rods and cones – the human eye and how it works in low light
    • Night vision
    • Back-lighting and front-lighting
    • Handheld flashlight shooting techniques
    • Shooting from concealed carry positions
    • Point Shooting
    • Target Identification
    • Weapon manipulation skills (reloading, malfunctions clearance under low light conditions)
    • November 13, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086
    • 12
    Register

    This course is designed for those who have completed AZ Armed Security Guard Training or AZCSN Basic Pistol. This course builds on the skills learned in prior courses including:

    • Ammo management and clearing malfunctions under pressure
    • Communication skills before, during, and after the incident
    • Presence and presentation of the firearm including single hand presentation
    • Moving and shooting
    • Shooting from cover and concealment
    • Increasing speed and accuracy
    • Target recognition.
    • December 03, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • December 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85710 and Pinal Air Park 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 24
    Register

    Day One -

    Christ Community Church 2:00-6:00pm

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two-

    Pinal Airpark 8:00am-12:00pm

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • December 10, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • December 11, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Ben Avery Shooting 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 9
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The day will include live fire practice and qualification. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


Past events

April 13, 2021 Understanding Child Protection
April 10, 2021 Intermediate Handgun
April 09, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
April 03, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
April 03, 2021 Intermediate Handgun
April 01, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
March 26, 2021 March Lunch & Learn
March 12, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
March 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
February 26, 2021 February Lunch & Learn
February 20, 2021 Basic Pistol
February 19, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
February 13, 2021 Basic Pistol
February 05, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
February 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
January 29, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
January 29, 2021 January Lunch & Learn
January 26, 2021 Arizona CCW Class
January 22, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
January 15, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
January 09, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
January 07, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
December 18, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
December 11, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
December 03, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
November 05, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
October 30, 2020 October Lunch & Learn
October 23, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
October 17, 2020 Basic Pistol
October 01, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
September 26, 2020 Defending the Flock Conference
September 18, 2020 Intermediate Handgun
September 03, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting: Verbal De-Escalation
August 28, 2020 August Lunch & Learn
August 21, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
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