Why become a member?

The FBSN is a Christian based, member-centric professional organization serving those faith-based security professionals engaged in strengthening faith-based security.


Benefits of Membership

Whether you are just beginning a security program at your ministry and need to know where to start or you are working to improve a well operating  team we can help!


Connect with Others

Sheepdog Coffee: Saturday morning zoom meetings are a time to glean wisdom from others in this endeavor and get connected.


Scroll to the bottom of this page to see some of these meetings that have been made available to the public.

Online Forum

Access to the  FBSN Member Groups: members from across the U.S. quickly answer questions and offer resources to build up tams, making church safety operations more efficient.

Learn from Others

Learning Management  System: FBSN's online training platform where members are able to access valuable training and download certificates.

Sheepdog Coffee Saturday Morning

Every Saturday morning members from across the U.S. meet via zoom to discuss a relevant issue effecting Ministry Security Teams. This is an excellent opportunity to network and connect with others in this endeavor of Church Security. Most of these meetings are exclusive to members only but here are some examples of those meetings that have been made public.


Potential Roe v. Wade Decision

SOS.23 Speaker preview with Steve Bucci and Doug Burig

What Safety Teams can do to serve with Child & Youth Safety

Guest Simon Osamoh Discusses Mental Illness and the Lakewood Shooting

Hart Rescue

DFI Presentation

Technical Communications Outages 

Keeping Volunteers Involved

Membership Types

All applicants are first vetted to confirm their status in one of the following.

  1. Paid or volunteer role of safety or security at a faith-based organization.
  2. Leadership role (not required to be safety or security related) at a faith-based organization. Can be a pastor, priest, youth leader, deacon, board member, teacher etc.
  3. Emergency fire or medical first responders
  4. Military, health care or first responder (police / fire / medical) chaplains
  5. Currently employed law enforcement officers (Federal, State, Local, Educational or Industry P.O.S.T. certified). NOTE: Must have arrest authority.

Special Discounts: 

  • Active Duty Law Enforcement 50% discount / Use promo code: activelel
  • Church teams or Ministry Teams of 3 or more FBSN members can receive a 30% discount on each membership / Use promo code: 3orMore
  • Pastors receive membership at a 30% discount for the first year / Use promo code: Pastor1Y


Membership for individuals serving in a paid or volunteer role as a faith-based safety and security operator, faith-based organization leadership, chaplains, or emergency first responders.

This membership provides access to the Forum, Resources, Peer to Peer connections, Saturday Sheepdog Coffee Zoom Call, Monday morning Zoom Prayer call

General with LMS

Upgrade to General Plus Membership to have access to the FBSN Learning Management System. Find out more about LMS or take our free trial courses at: Learning Management System Webpage


The FBSN identifies those businesses with the highest applicability of products or services for members, then works to establish demonstrable discounts for members and / or sponsorships of the FBSN with those companies. See our affiliates page for more information: FBSN Affiliate Web Page

Affiliate with LMS

Upgrade your affiliate membership to Affiliate  with LMS to have access to the FBSN Learning Management System. Find out more about LMS or take our free trial courses at: Learning Management System Webpage

Comments from Current Members

"Membership is a tremendous value for the information that's received. God bless you all for all the work that you do to make this organization, credible and timely."
"WITH THE TALENT I've seen on sheepdog coffees, if posted, surely seems like a lot of training could be provided to the membership by it's membership."
"Grateful for the addition of the L.M.S. training; I need to set aside more time to use that platform. Enjoy Sheepdog Coffee and the discussions and conversations that are generated. The S.O.S. is a great annual event. I haven't had the opportunity to attend yet. However, I hope to make it a yearly trip in the future."
"It is a fantastic organization supporting Sheepdogs in the field with information and peer support.  Lots of great members with experiences I do not have and learn a great deal from them.  Thank you, Carl Chinn, for following your desire to fulfill what God has in store for you and sticking through the tough times when you wanted to quit.  "