Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Church Shootings Are Back In The News

Once again a church shooting is back in the news. The tragic event in Maryville, Illinois this past weekend has brought renewed attention to security issues in churches. I wrote about this concern here back on May 20. You can see in that blog post my comments and a reference to a helpful article for church leaders. Below is a link to that article along with a couple of other helpful links to resources that can assist church leaders in evaluating and reducing their security risks and how to be prepared for such an incident.

Shooter in the Church, an article written by a former San Diego police lieutenant

Protect Your Church from Crime and Violence, a free download from ChurchSafety.com

Drawing the Line on Danger, cover story from the current March/April issue of Your Church Magazine, which looks at how to assess and address potential threats

Until next time…share the journey and enjoy the ride! ...and stay safe!

Pat