Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Security Against Shooters

This may seem like a random topic but it’s not! Again this past weekend a shooting occurred at a Church Festival in California.

Concerns over security issues of all types have continued to grow for some time now in churches. Many churches because of their size and location as well as their public access have simply become magnets for all kinds of people. And although violent crime has continued to actually decline in our country since 1991, fear of shooting incidents occurring in public places has increased due to today's media coverage.

In the church where I served for the last eight years I had a sense of the ever possibility of a violent incident occurring. And though there were many times I did not feel fully safe, I am grateful there was never a tragic event.

Does your church have appropriate security measures in place? God forbid you should experience a violent incident, but this article Leader’s Insight: Security Against Shooters my help your church be better prepared.

Until next time…share the journey and enjoy the ride!