Churches have grown accustomed to believing “it could never happen here.” But deadly violence at houses of worship is happening everywhere and with increasing frequency. Violent incidents at churches have increased by 2500% since 1999 and 590% since 2005. 


Partnering with the Harrisonville Police Department, Cornerstone will host a one-day seminar, with training provided by the experts at Strategos International of Kansas City. Strategos’ Intruder Awareness & Response training equips faith-based organizations to: 

1. Identify suspicious people and activities and defuse violence before it starts. 

2. Empower church volunteers, such as ushers and greeters, to be on the alert for unusual activity. 

3. Choose and train a paid or volunteer security team. 

4. Lockdown a facility and respond to intruders. 


What: Intruder Awareness & Response Training Certification by Strategos International of Kansas City, Missouri

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Cornerstone Community Church,1704 Waters Rd., Harrisonville, MO 64701

Cost: $99 ($89 for registration by December 11; each house of worship in Harrisonville can send one attendee free of charge!)

Local Contact: Stan Belk

This is an open-invitation training course—all are invited!  For more information or to register, visit the Strategos site or call Strategos at 888-569-5444.