"Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you."
"…to cause to become less harsh or hostile; to make less severe or painful"
Every Concilium course begins by developing the Biblical foundation for Security in the Context of Ministry (SICM).
The cornerstone of this foundation is understanding the Theology of Risk (why the Gospel mandates risk) as well as Jesus’ mandate for personal security in light of those risks.
Building on Theology of Risk, SICM develops the biblical mandate for an organizational security apparatus where the Gospel is the highest value and the safety of the Gospel worker is the highest priority.
The goal of these courses is to help Gospel workers understand that, while Gospel advance requires risk as part of obedience, God has defined a process for gauging, mitigating, and choosing risk in the work of global Gospel advance.
Concilium offers the following security training courses:
Travel Safety Orientation
A 1-day TSO course for casual travelers and short-term mission teams.
Comprehensive Awareness Security Training
A 2-day CAST course covering basic security principles and hostage survival.
CAST-Field Security Course
A 3.5-day CAST-FSC covering all of the CAST plus first aid, active shooter, and extended immersion experiences.
Hostile Environment Awareness Training
A 5-day HEAT course for aid workers. Includes CAST-FSC modules contextualized for aid workers in complex humanitarian environments.
Restricted Access Complex Engagement
A 2 to 3.5-day RACE course for Gospel workers serving in restricted access locations where traditional ministry models are not viable.
Crisis Management Foundations
A 1 to 3 day course covering security crisis management.
What our Trainees are Saying
"You have given us tools to take risks for the Gospel and to decrease our vulnerability. That kind of training empowers the Great Commission."
CAST, Northern Mexico
"This is the only security training that really brings together the biblical rationale for security in missions."
CAST, North Carolina
"[Concilium’s] trainers don’t recite material; they speak from experience through the material. They can go off script and bring relevant stories with great application!"
"I am a teacher and was so impressed by how your instructors teach principles of security [over methods of security]. That impacted me as a teacher and reminds me that I need to do the same."