The ideal plan for Houses of Worship looking for a single payer option to provide excellent coverage for members of a Volunteer Security Team when in service to the congregation.
The House of Worship VST Plan Covers Volunteer Security Team members for any criminal, civil or administrative legal action stemming from a self-defense incident, and incident in defense of others while acting as a Volunteer Security Team Member at the Designated House of Worship or at an official House of Worship Event. This plan includes the following upgraded coverage: $1,000,000 Civil Liability for each VST member, $1,000,000 Bond for each VST member, and much more. This plan is a single payer plan administered by the House of Worship and requires a minimum of 3 VST members.
NOTE: The states of New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ) and Washington (WA) do not allow coverage for self-defense incidents. Law enforcement officials only in NY are eligible for coverage.
The Plan must be purchased by the House of Worship as a single payer with a minimum of 3 team members. Only Volunteer Members of a House of Worship Security Team are eligible for benefits under the Plan. No coverage will be provided for any individuals compensated to provide security services to the organization.
Volunteer Security Team Members must be legally allowed to carry a firearm in the state and local area of service. It is the sole responsibility of the Volunteer Team Member to understand and comply with Carry laws and regulations in their area. A valid Concealed Carry Permit is required in some states and other states allow Permitless or Constitutional Carry. Either is eligible for benefits under this Plan.
*The VST Plan does NOT provide coverage to the Member for incidents outside of their House of Worship VST responsibilities. A VST member may purchase a separate individual plan from CCW Safe for protection in their personal time away from the House of Worship (contact our Member Services Team for assistance Contact Us.
Benefits of the House of Worship VST Plan
No Caps, No out of pocket
Critical Response Team on Staff
Industry’s Highest Coverage Amounts
Deep Legal Expertise
- Access to our 24-hour Emergency Hotline
- Multi-state coverage
- Onsite response by Critical Response Team
- Vetting of attorneys by National Trial Counsel
- No cap on attorney fees (covered upfront)
- No cap on investigation fees (covered upfront)
- No cap on expert witness fees (covered upfront)
- All Criminal and Civil trial costs (covered upfront)
- Costs related to court sanctioned monitoring devices through the last day of related trial
- Civil Trial Costs Covered Even if Found Guilty in a Criminal Trial
- Bond included up to $1.0 million for the VST Member
- Civil Damage coverage up to $1.0 million for the VST Member
- Volunteer Church Security Team covered for incidents when they are acting in the VST role onsite or offsite at a sanctioned official House of Worship event
- Firearm Replacement if Applicable (See Terms)
- Up to $15,000 reimbursement for funeral expenses of a covered member killed during a self-defense incident.
- Up to $1,000/day loss-of-wages during criminal or civil trial
- Up to 20 Licensed Professional Counseling Sessions (up to $3,000)
- Crime-scene cleanup, if needed, at House of Worship $4K
- Appeals and expungement included at no additional cost
- Digital Membership Card (Apple and Android)
The CCW Safe House of Worship VST Plan Covers a registered Volunteer Security Team Member for any criminal, civil or administrative legal action stemming from a self-defense incident, and incident in defense of others while acting as a Volunteer Security Team Member at the Designated House of Worship, Facilities of the House of Worship (e.g Offices, Schools, Parking Lots, etc. – owned by the named House of Worship), or at an official House of Worship Event.
A self-defense incident is any incident where force is used pursuant to a reasonable belief that use of deadly force is necessary to protect from imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. This includes any necessary force with ALL legal weapons and physical force to defend against a life-threatening attack in self-defense. For coverage purposes, this definition is inclusive of defense of others.
See Terms of Service for additional details.
The registered VST member will each be covered up to the level of a $1.0 Million bond for all legal use of force responses to life-threatening attacks at their House of Worship, Facilities of the House of Worship (e.g. Offices, Parking Lots, etc. – owned by the House of Worship), or at an alternate location during an official House of Worship Event. The registered VST member is covered in all states except NJ, NY and WA.
Registered VST Member Qualifications
A registered VST (Volunteer Security Team) Member must meet the following qualifications to be eligible to receive benefits under this plan: Volunteer Only – no paid security personnel are eligible, VST member must be on the team roster in the CCW Safe portal* at the time of the incident, VST member meets all other requirements noted on this page, and the House of Worship plan is active and in good standing with CCW Safe.
*The House of Worship administrator has the sole responsibility to update the VST roster in the CCW Safe Member Portal.
Other Member Benefits Include
Digital Membership Cards
Digital Membership Cards: Membership status can be immediately digitally transferred to smartphones upon plan purchase. Membership verification can also be printed and carried in wallet.
24-hour Emergency Hotline
Access to 24-hour Emergency Hotline: Emergency calls are answered by a live agent 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Callers are immediately connected to an attorney, ensuring that the member has access to instantaneous legal support.
Online Educational Content
Access to Online Content and Instructional/Educational Videos: Members are provided access to current weekly content directly applicable to concealed carry. CCW Safe publishes two free e-newsletters per week, available only to members who opt in.