seminars

winning a gunfight seminar

Does physically surviving a gunfight mean you won? Not by a long shot. Many people survive gunfights. In fact, most people who are in a gunfight survive. But there is a difference between surviving and winning. Surviving means you continue to exist. Continuing to exist and winning are not the same.

Everyone who carries a gun for personal protection or the protection of others needs to understand what they will face before, during, and after a gunfight. This seminar, which is based on Tim’s book Winning a Gunfight, helps prepare the modern warrior to win in the event they face a deadly foe. This seminar was specifically developed for law enforcement officers and use-of-force instructors. However, military members, armed private security personnel, firearm/tactics instructors, and armed citizens all benefit from the critical topics discussed. Law enforcement officers may receive POST training hours. This seminar meets Idaho POST requirement for Use of Force training. Every student receives a copy of Winning a Gunfight. Seminars range from two to eight hours ($49-$99 per student). Contact us for more information.

pistol in the pulpit seminar

Church has traditionally been a place where we expect our families to be safe from physical harm. We expect families to worship without the fear of being harmed or killed. But things have changed. Does a local church have a duty to protect? What about having a trained and armed Safety Response Team? This seminar is based on Tim’s book Pistol in the Pulpit and is designed to help churches plan a proper Christian response to the threat of an assailant bent on killing parishioners in a house of worship.

The Pistol in the Pulpit Seminar will help guide church leadership and the congregation to make informed decisions about implementing an armed team and what that team should look like. After seriously considering an armed Safety Response Team church leaders and parishioners will have questions:

  • What does the Bible say about deadly force protection?
  • Where does one begin getting a team together?
  • Who should be on the team? Who shouldn’t?
  • What about training?
  • What are the personal ramifications of using lethal force?

Retired police officer, Pastor Tim Rupp answers these questions—biblically and tactically in this seminar. Every student receives a copy of Pistol in the Pulpit. Seminars range from two to eight hours ($49-$99 per student). Contact us for more information.

law enforcement chaplains seminar

Following an officer-involved-shooting, chaplains are called on to minister to officers and their families. Knowing what officers face before, during, and in the aftermath of a shooting is critical to effective ministry.

Before a shooting, many officers struggle with the prospect of using deadly force and worry about the potential of being in a shooting. Officers wrestle with questions like, “Will I be able to pull the trigger on another human being?” “What will others think?” “What will God think?” “Does the Bible support the use of deadly force?”

In the midst of a gunfight officers make critical decisions and may experience a number of physiological distortions. Chaplains should be familiar with these mental and physiological stresses brought on by a gunfight.

After a gunfight, officers and their families will have to accept and live with the decisions and actions taken by the officer.

Drawing from both Winning a Gunfight and Pistol in the Pulpit the Law Enforcement Chaplains Seminar helps chaplains to better understand officers’ mindset, training, and the physiological distortions experienced by officers during a gunfight. Seminars range from two to six hours ($49-$99 per student). Contact us for more information.

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about the trainer

Career police officer and pastor, Tim Rupp, is uniquely qualified to address the subjects covered in his seminars. Tim has over 30 years of police and military experience as a patrol officer/supervisor, homicide detective, internal affairs investigator, and firearms/tactics supervisor. He has trained, investigated, and was personally involved in a police shooting. Tim holds advanced degrees in Criminal Justice and Ministry and is a Certified Police Instructor with Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training. He currently serves as pastor of River of Life Church and Cop Church in Idaho Falls and teaches criminal justice classes for the College of Eastern Idaho.

Tim is also available to preach a sermon designed to provide a biblical basis for the decision the church has made to form an armed Safety Response Team.

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