Defending the Flock 2021 

September 17-18, 2021

Friday 4:00-9:30pm 

Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm

Christ Community Church of Tucson

530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson

Keynote Speaker Lt. Col. David Grossman

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for this year's conference will be Lt. Col. David Grossman who is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. One of his most recent books is On Spiritual Combat 30 Missions for Victorious Warfare.

Conference Registration is now open!

                            Registration Member $99 (through September 16)

                                                    Guest $149 (through September 16)

                   Groups of five or more contact Chris at for discounts. 

                   Click on the session title for description and speaker information.

Friday, September 17th

3:30-4:15pm Registration

4:15-4:45pm Welcome

5:00-6:00pm De-escalating High Threat Situations with the Use of Active Listening Skills by Ben Perez 

6:05-7:05pm Dinner & Fellowship

7:10-8:05pm Breakout Sessions One (Choose One)

Use-of-Force in Church Security by Brian Kowalski

Using Table Top Exercises with Your Team by Phil Pinkus

Are the Headlines Correct? Addressing Acute Mental Health Crises at your Church by John McGrath

8:20-9:20pm What Can We Learn from 20 Years of Active Shooter Studies by Christopher Taylor

9:20-9:30pm Closing 

Saturday, September 18th

8:00-8:30am Coffee & Fellowship

8:30-8:45am Welcome 

8:45-11:00am Keynote Speaker, Lt. Col. David Grossman

11:00-11:10am Break

11:10am-12:05 Breakout Session Two (Choose One) 

Managing Sex Offenders on Your Campuses by Mark Fritts

Principles of Ministry Protection by Mike Wright (Also available during session three)

Community Resiliency, Bruce Whitney 

12:05-1:00pm Lunch & Fellowship

1:00-1:55pm Breakout Session Three (Choose One)

Off-Lines: The Key to Successful Disarms by George Hupp (Pre-Registration Required, Limited to first 20 participants)

Principles of Ministry Protection by Mike Wright (Repeat from session two)

Developing an Internal Training Program by Phil Pinkus 

2:05pm-4:10pm Keeping Kids Safe in a Ministry Environment presented by Robert Wild

4:10-4:30pm Presentation of Church Safety Operations (CSO) Certifications

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