With the recent incidents of protests focused on churches, we want to discuss this timely church security issue. The type of disruptive protests we’ve seen recently is something new in our nation and all indications are that this type of activity will likely increase given the current political and social climate.
Let’s start with some really good news: This chaos is not a surprise to our Lord! He is still in control and is still with His people working in the midst of all things! You have often heard from SecureChurch that keeping people safe in our churches is a “ministry” not just a volunteer program! In fact, if there has ever been a time where we need wise and prepared security for our churches it is now!
So, let’s start with a couple of important things to focus on as we deal with protestors: prayer and preparation.
Start in Prayer
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One of the most important considerations in church security is the children's ministry. Entire books could be written about securing this special space. This week, we are going to take a few minutes to review some high level concepts that your church can use to immediately improve the security of your children’s ministry.
We know that children’s ministry come in all shapes and sizes and each one of them is just as unique as your church. But there’s some security principals that apply to all of our children’s areas.
We call it the Three A’s of Children’s Ministry: Area, Access, and Accountability. Let’s have a look at them
We’ll start with the AREA.
This is the physical space that you have committed to your children’s ministry. It seems like a simple place to start, but ask yourself some questions:
Is the area easily secured? Do the doors and locks prevent people from getting in and also prevent...