2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 KJV

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: [2] And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

Welcome to Operation Mordecai! We are a Church and Missions security training and operations ministry. In the past several years, our nation has been rocked by a major increase in violence in public places. Churches have become a major target. This evil and violence in our world is a manifestation of the spiritual battle that is raging. Church leaders have been faced with the responsibility to spiritually guide and protect their churches.

Operation Mordecai was established to provide resources and training to church security teams. Whether you are starting a team for the first time or looking to provide advanced training to your team, our training is tailored to your church and its needs.

Our instructors have extensive backgrounds in military, medical fields, and private security. Operation Mordecai has provided training to churches from coast to coast with an overwhelming response. We now offer nationally recognized USCCA certifications in concealed handgun and countering the active shooter threat training.

We would love to have the opportunity to serve your church.

Glenn and Jenn Cole in class

Church Security Seminar

Our most often taught course is the 7–8-hour church security seminar. In this course we will cover crucial security concepts that prepare church and security team members to take a proactive approach to protecting the congregation while maintaining focus on our first mission of reaching the lost.

We cover “soft skills” such as effective situational awareness and interacting with potential concerns as well as “hard skills” such as effective restraining and controlling techniques.

Finally, we conclude the seminar with live scenario training where we take a crawl, walk, run approach to dealing with threats to the congregation in the church environment.

Our hope is that those who are willing to don the mantle of protectors and become the first line of defense will also understand their unique responsibility as the first line of offense.

Sanctuary Training

Womens Safety and Self Defense

OM women's self-defense class promotes safety, security, awareness, and tactical training. Our primary woman’s self-defense instructor is Jenn Cole. Jenn has spent multiple years in private security and martial arts. One of her passions with this training is to combat human trafficking and sexual abuse. Jenn’s main instructor in women’s self-defense is Julia Valencia, a current law enforcement officer, co-owner of Raider Tactical, and US Martial Arts hall of fame inductee. This training is designed to help equip teens and women with exceptional situational awareness, what to look for and what to avoid as well as what do if or when they are faced with a self-defense situation.

Jenn Cole Teaching Class

Handgun Training

We offer nationally recognized USCCA certified training in Concelled Carry and Self Defense as well as Countering the Mass Shooter Threat. We understand that many church members in the US practice concealed handgun carry. We also know that the highest danger to an armed church security team may very well be its own armed members. Responding to a potential armed threat in a church auditorium crowded with people presents an extremely dynamic environment to an armed responder. We strive to provide realistic understanding of armed conflict and tools to help your members be safe and effective should the need ever arise to employ a handgun in self-defense.

Handgun Training

Medical Training

We also offer medical training. Statistically speaking, your security team will be more likely to experience a medical emergency more often than a security threat. We have several experienced personnel with civilian EMT as well as military medic and combat life saver qualifications.

Mike Teaching Class

Preaching

All of our preparation for physical defense is to no avail if we lose sight of our job to take the light of the gospel to a dying world. It’s been often said that the best defense is a good offense. In this mindset our preaching centers around the very real spiritual war that rages around us and calls the church to arms spiritually. We call the Christian to their duty to both enlist in service to The Lord and engage the real enemy through love and the Word of God! We firmly believe that the spiritual affects the physical and why we do something changes how we go about it. In this way we keep the proper perspective in our church security training.

Glenn Preaching

Training Costs

We currently do not charge a fee for our training but simply ask for a love offering to cover our travel expenses and the opportunity to preach and present Operation Mordecai's vision and calling of world missions in closed, restricted, remote access, and high threat places.

Highlights

We offer nationally recognized USCCA certified training in the use of lethal force. We understand that many church members in the US practice concealed handgun carry. We also know that the highest danger to an armed church security team may very well be its own armed members. Responding to a potential armed threat in a church auditorium crowded with people presents an extremely dynamic environment to an armed responder. We strive to provide realistic understanding of armed conflict and tools to help your members be safe and effective should the need ever arise to employ a handgun in self-defense.

Testimonials

Pastor Jeremy Despain - Bible Baptist Church, Port Orchard, WA

"Operation Mordecai was exactly what our church needed to equip our church security team and encourage them to serve God with their abilities. It's taught by passionate instructors who have experience and expertise! They don't just lecture. They demonstrate and role play. Every ministry should consider this specialized training at least once, if not regularly. I highly recommend them"

Randy, Safety Team Member - Victory Church, Sagle, ID

"Our church security team was privileged to have Glenn and Jenn Cole from Operation Mordecai to come and present their security training class. We had informative classroom learning, great firearm practice with airsoft guns, and realistic scenario-based training tailored to our church. During their threat assessment they found some areas that needed attention that we had overlooked. Our security team has been functioning smoother and more efficiently since this training. Highly recommend them."

Mike - First Baptist Church

"The training provided by Operation Mordecai, led by Glenn and Jenn Cole, was a top-notch experience. As a former US Army Green Beret, I am accustomed to only the highest level of training. Operation Mordecai met the mark. I highly recommend this spiritually enlightening security training."