"Church Defender Program" Active Shooter/Church Safety

Matthew 10:22 “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”


Nehemiah 4:9 “But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.”

While God promises to protect us, he expects us to use the Holy Spirit’s intuition given to all Christians to make smart decisions within the realm of our capabilities. Just as the Jews, while trusting in Elohiym, made sensible provisions to prevent attack by their enemies, we will provide reasonable, sensible provisions to prevent harm to the assembled followers of Christ at Church. F.I.G.H.T Training LLC created a program designed to prevent this harm and face it head on, we call it “Church Defender Program”. Our program focuses on a practical response to violent incidents in a church setting, applying real world applications to defeat the threat quickly, morally, and legally. 

In 2017, there were 29 active shooter events in the United States. 

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. The assailant becomes a mass shooter once the number of injured and/or dead reaches four (excluding the shooter). Our program is designed to stop the assailant before he/she reaches the goal of becoming a mass shooter. 

Recent examples include church shootings in Sutherland, Texas (2017) and Charleston, South Carolina (2015).

Active shooter incidents typically end in one of four ways:

  • The shooter commits suicide
  • The shooter and law enforcement exchanged gunfire
  • Unarmed citizens successfully restrained the shooter
  • Armed citizens exchanged gunfire

Brave, trained, and prepared people can stop these incidents of violence! Our program starts with a solid foundation preparing you with the mindset and cognitive thinking abilities needed to engage the threat safely and quickly. We pair that foundation with a evolution of firearms training that focuses on shot placement, fundamentals of marksmanship, and tactical applications. We include induced stress drills, threat focused shooting, intermediate weapon manipulations involving reloads and malfunction clearance drills, quick reaction drills and cover and concealment variables. A use of force continuum platform will be included in the program that covers soft hand control techniques, hard hand control techniques, dynamic group control techniques and other less lethal options to stop a threat.