Terry, Thank you for coming out and sharing your knowledge and wisdom with our people. Needless to say they were impressed and reminded of things of importance. Your wit and humor added to the liveliness of the content of the class.
Thank you again.
Absolutely awesome information! Thank you!
Terry was an incredible resource to our church, in the creation of our new security team. He is clearly very passionate and experienced in this facet of church ministry. He took the time to meet with me in order to understand our church’s specific needs and concerns and delivered training that was tailor-made for our unique situation. He was fun to listen to and had great answers to all of our questions. My only regret is that we didn’t schedule enough time to benefit from more of his hands-on training and demonstrations. Our church has benefited greatly from his service and his continued support and friendship. We would highly recommend his services to any church that is looking for a practical, ministry focused approach to security.
Our church had made a decision to set up a safety and security team last year. Terry Berringer was instrumental in helping us get started. His guidance and counsel were incredible. Once our team was set up, we had Terry come in and conduct a half-day of training with our team. Terry’s information and delivery were exceptional! his knowledge about the church security environment and basic training was extremely helpful to us as we started our Security program. His friendly demeanor and willingness to address all questions were incredible. I would highly recommend Terry and his company to any church considering setting up a Safety and Security team.
On a December afternoon while watching football on my couch at home my phone begin to ding. It was a friend from the church. “Are you OK?” The text said. “Are you here? Are you safe?! Please check in with me!” They were reaching out to me to check on my safety because a gunman was roaming the halls of New Life Church in Colorado Springs where I served on the Worship Team. I had been there barely 45 minutes before. The aftermath that ensued that day included a total of five dead, including two girls from one family at our church.
Later I learned that close friends were huddled in fear, trembling for their opportunity to break free from the building and get to their cars and get out. An armed volunteer security guard shot and killed the attacker that day.
Terry Berringer has been crucial in implementing security procedures and plans at The Bible Chapel where I’m now the Worship Pastor. Some of the lessons learned by New Life Church have been implemented here. When locking doors and restricting access to various portions of our building was initially discussed, many were annoyed at the idea of having to alter their routines. Having to enter the building through another door was a pain. Thankfully I was able to draw on my experience to help convince all involved that strategically controlling door access was one very easy way to assume a more prepared posture for security.
It has been our pleasure to work with Terry Berringer and Church Emergency Consulting. Terry has been very informative in assisting us with both facilitating our Safety Conferences and promoting the event by participating in our promotional on air program, Biz Burgh.
Having Terry and Church Emergency Consulting present and participating in seminars and “Q and A” sessions, were also beneficial to those in attendance and added credibility to our events.
Cornerstone Christian Preparatory Academy is a private Christian school that provides authentic education and Biblical discipleship in a uniquely connected community of 4-year-old preschool students through high school seniors.
Over the past several years, Terry Berringer has assisted Cornerstone with consultations regarding emergency preparedness planning and training, safety and security assessments, procurement and installation of video monitoring equipment, medical consultation services, and more. As Cornerstone’s Executive Director, I am very grateful for the many ways Terry is always striving to keep students as safe as possible!
As a leader charged with the safety and security of over 4,000 people, nearly 500 events each year, and a school, it was assuring to know the leaders of CEC partnered with us to build and improve our infrastructure and processes. We went from concern about how we were going to accomplish the mission, to being in a position to help other churches raise the bar on their safety and security services. A partner that can assess, plan, consult and transfer the knowledge necessary to achieve one’s goals is invaluable.
Terry and his amazing team worked with us on our Legends Tour. They were top-notch professionals and incredible men of integrity. All the pioneers in Christian Music loved them and we are having them for several other venues. What a joy to be able to have a Christian-based security team be present for all our events. We highly recommend these mighty men of valor.
A huge thank you to Terry and his medical and security team for once again providing their outstanding services for our Spring Shows. Over the past five years, you’ve made our events so much easier for us! With a crowd of a thousand or so, there is always issues to deal with, but I’m glad it is you and not me. We look forward to working with your team again this year!