For generations, a house of worship has been considered one of the safest places to be. But anyone who has watched the news in recent years can attest to the fact that a church is not immune from extreme violence.
Mass shootings are at an all-time high, and churches are not immune. A noted church security consultant stated recently that 118 violent deaths were reported in 2017 relating to faith-based organizations. That is the highest number in our nation’s history. These include robberies, domestic disputes and other personal conflicts that spill over during an organized worship service or some other event. Mental illness can also be a factor.
Many churches across the United States have neglected to respond to this disturbing change in the landscape by putting in appropriate measures. It is reported that about 75 percent of churches don’t have any kind of safety/security ministry to help protect their own congregations.
You can change that. The knowledge and resources needed to increase safety at your church are readily available and not cost-prohibitive. All it takes is some professional guidance in the beginning to get started the right way. That’s where we come in.
Our program will take you through the necessary steps to develop a safety team of like-minded individuals in your church who want to help protect against potential danger on your campus. We can offer on-site training while also conducting an audit of your property to identify weaknesses to be addressed.
We have several printed and DVD resources that contain valuable information as you create a safety plan tailored for your congregation. You want to be prepared for any situation, from disruptive attendees to active shooters -- as well as other emergencies such as severe weather that most churches are equally unprepared for.
The National Center for Life and Liberty has partnered with Trinity Security Allies, which is staffed with former law enforcement professionals and whose sole purpose is helping churches, faith-based organizations and nonprofits become more secure. Their representatives will be speaking at each of our legal seminars in 2018 and complete information on the services we are offering will be available there as well as online.
Don’t delay any longer. Start today taking the necessary steps to make sure your people are protected.