“I have become all things to all men, that by all means I might save some.”
1 Cor. 9:22
The PANTA Team has offered many security related services over the years and has only seen success in small doses. A new ministry service was created after interviewing multiple Christian artists and ministry leaders about security; a common thread emerged. Those ministering did not like the thought of having “security.” Additionally, our own founder has spent over 27 years protecting executives, celebrities and leaders of the faith. His real world experience reveals that only 5 to 10 percent of a bodyguard’s job is tactical, 90 percent is hospitality or service.
“516” represents five Biblical pillars that inspire us to minister. They come from Matthew 5:16, Ephesians 5:16, Luke 5:16, James 5:16 and I Thessalonians 5:16. The word for "Paraclete" is passive in form, and etymologically (originally) signified "called to one's side.”
The mission of 516 PARACLETE is to come along side of a ministry leader in such a way as to allow God to work through us, to act worthy of our calling, to pray privately for the ministry and the leader, to pray corporately with the ministry team and to handle any security concerns with tact and confidentiality should any arise. The vision of 516 PARACLETE is to serve and protect the leaders God has appointed.
ABOUT THE 516 PARACLETE DIRECTOR
516 PARACLETE Director Thomas Lavin sees that the world is changing around us and the need for leadership support increases every day. David had his mighty men and today your pastor or leader needs trustworthy men to surround him as well. Through the 516 PARACLETE programs, PANTA is offering options for security and hospitality consulting, security teams building, deployment of child protection systems, the creation and training pastoral facilitation teams, emergency planning and a host of other services related to physical and spiritual protection.
The team encourages you to individually discuss these services by sending a message through the contact page of this site. It would be an honor to meet with you and hear what God is doing within your life and ministry. Feel free to set up a meeting or conference call at your leisure.
PASTORAL PROTECTION TEAM
The healthy functioning and protection of the leadership is critical to the longevity of any ministry. Church protection teams have different directives and priorities depending on the needs and requirements of the respective pastor. Every team operates specifically to serve the ministry leader and the fluidity of their life is of the utmost importance.
SPEAKERS & BANDS
Every protection principle has a different set of requests and needs; geographic location and threat levels play an important part in the protection process of each individual. The protection agents willing to serve you have protected Christian bands and speakers form Ann Graham Lotz to Brian Head Welch from the band Korn.
General volunteers work as a support team for any faith based event. Formal requests are handled by the PANTA Director on a case by case basis. Many volunteers also work in the professional arena. This gives them specialized experience and training that allows them provide the highest quality services to your church or ministry.
Consulting services are also provided on an individual case to case basis. These services are typically provided through a participating licensed security or investigative agency and are requested for a variety of reasons. If you would like to request a private consultation please feel free to send the Director a message through the “Contact” page of this site.
CONCERT VOLUNTEER TEAMS
Volunteer Teams have provided help for every aspect of Christian events and concerts. They have done volunteer security, load out and have even helped as prayer counselors. Since 1997 these volunteer teams have proven themselves valuable to Christian shows and event.
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