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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Toby Nelson

Senior Pastor

First Presbyterian Church

Castro Valley , CA


Dr. Toby Nelson has served as an Interim Pastor in nine church over the past 15 years. He is a trainer of Interim Pastors. He feels a special calling to serve in this transitional role.

2018 Workshop

Pastors: Church Security


What disasters happened in the Bible? Does God cause disasters? Scripture Luke 12:38 “And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished. What kind of disasters have you been in? What kind of disasters can happen in your area? Earthquake drill – lessons learned

General Principals: Denial is your enemy Preparation saves lives

Get your own people prepared: Child Go bag Adult go bag Pet go bag Auto go bag Shelter in Place Self defense training

Parish Nurse for medical emergencies Active shooter scenario 32 SWAT teams at Hayward More killed in churches than schools Security team Retired police If you see something – say something Concealed Carry Abduction scenario Preschool CERT training

Church as Shelter Red Cross training Check list Role of Pastor Neighborhood plan