Church Security

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What God’s Word Says About Use Of Force

Let’s look at what God’s Word has to say about the use of force. There are many views concerning what the Bible says about the use of force including several objections.   Although the Bible states we as Christians are to live peaceably with all men (Rom 12:18), random acts of violence are becoming more

Firearms And Training Considerations For Churches

Firearms are a necessary tool in our security toolkit today.  They contribute to our preparedness, life safety, and loss prevention just as fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, medical kits and defibrillators, seat belts, and the ice melt you put on the front steps of your church do. While we examine the role that firearms play, we

Does Church Security Make Your Church Less Welcoming?

A common fear regarding (and argument against) church security is that it will make our church less welcoming.  There is some merit to this argument.  Done poorly, our church safety team can take on the appearance of church bouncers, ready at a moment’s notice to throw the “problem” parishioner out on their ear.  Another risk

“Servant Warrior,” is not an Oxymoron

Church Security Servant Warrior

Often the biggest mistake that is made within the profession of Law Enforcement is after years of dealing with the evilness in society, officers lose track of the “Serve,” part of “To Protect and Serve.”  Officers are trained over and over again with the physical skills that will hopefully enable them to go home alive

The 10 Commandments Of Church Security

The ten commandments of church security

Church Security is something never even thought of in the American Church for decades upon decades. However, sadly this is something that is now at the forefront of ministry. According to Carl Chinn, there have been over 1700 deadly incidents at American churches since 1999. Here are 10 baseline considerations for keeping your church safe

Protecting The Flock – (Strategos Featured On Creflo Dollar)

Strategos International was honored and humbled to be asked to be a guest on Creflo Dollar’s show called “Your World with Creflo” in September of 2019.  In the clip below Strategos Internationals Vaughn Baker spoke about the increased threat of violence facing our ministries and what we can do to prepare in advance in a

“What Would You Do” if an active shooter showed up?

An incident in rural Alaska brings home the importance of training. “What Would You Do?” is a long-running ABC television program hosted by John Quiñones. A hidden camera records the public’s response to actors who engage in conflict, unethical or illegal activity. The scene is staged, but half the people don’t know it. Afterward, John

Church Security: Prepare Now to be Better Than Before

Prepare for a return to community as if it’s Easter Sunday. Most churches are currently unable to meet, but the quarantine will end. When it does, will your church security team be rusty … or ready? DHS predicts the isolating circumstances of the pandemic may result in psychological instability and outbursts of disruption and violence.

Strategos Security Minute: Overcoming Normalcy Bias

In a crisis, our denial instinct can lead to death. How do we rise above it? What’s wrong with being normal? Nothing, if things are indeed normal. Normalcy bias is a deadly psychological coping mechanism that leads us to deny clear threats to our life and safety. Gunshots are dismissed as fireworks, bullets, and blood

Church security should extend to church finances

Churches must prevent fraud

Churches give billions to missions.But more than that is stolen from them through fraud. Put this in the “read it and weep file.” Then get angry. Then do something about it. A report from Brotherhood Mutual says churches and Christian organizations are expected to have lost more than $68 billion through financial fraud last year