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Church Security / Safety Committee Training

But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.
Nehemiah 4:9

“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
Psalms 144:1

God calls us to be good shepherds of His flock.

             1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them -
                                not because you must, but because you are willing…

We do this in many ways.

  • We feed them spiritually.
  • We help with their physical needs.
  • We pray for them.
  • We guard them!

We must strive to provide a safe worship environment for the flock.  It is as much a ministry as any other function of the church. We must join together and anoint any undertaking in prayer, and this is by no means an exception.

In just the last year*, there have been:

  • Over 245 million Christians living in places where they experience high levels of persecution.
  • 87,000 Christians world-wide have been killed for their faith last year alone.
  • 1,847 churches and other Christian buildings attacked.
  • 277 Active Shooter in the United States between 2000 and 2018



Where To Get Started

Today's churches must be prepared for a variety of threats and security emergencies. Developing appropriate policies and response procedures for the sole purpose of creating a safe and secure worship environment is essential. The initial step in developing security awareness is to ensure an informed and knowledgeable church body. Congregants should maintain general awareness and report suspicious individuals or situations.

 First Things First – You Must…

  • Understand Not Every Emergency Requires a Gun
  • Ensure Your Theology for Security and Using Deadly Force
  • Understand Why A Security/Safety Team Is Needed?
  • Understand the Sense of Urgency
  • Raise Awareness Level for Church Leaders and Congregation

Establish A Game Plan...

  • Facility and Personnel Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Operations Plan
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Training Plan
  • Implementation Plan