Beyond the shooter

We get requests for church security assessments on a weekly basis. Many churches realize that they must start thinking about safety and security from a ministry mindset. And, most churches who reach out to us say something like this..."We have thought about church security, but we are totally unprepared for a security-related event." Now, there are some code words in that sentence that makes it mean something different than what you may have thought it meant the first time yo

Church security during riots and civil unrest

DISCLAIMER: This post is NOT political. Please keep reading. What a week it has been. Unless you've been living under a rock, you have probably been bombarded with news of the killings of unarmed persons of color at the hands of police officers. And, I'm sure you have seen coverage of protests and riots around the U.S. in response to those killings. But, like our disclaimer says, this post is not political. This post is not about Black Lives Matter or Blue Lives Matter or All

Hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints

Whether you attribute the saying to St. Augustine or St. John Chrysostom in the 4th - 5th centuries, Abigail Van Buren in the 20th century, or Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers, the assertion that the church should be a "hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints" rings true throughout the ages. Churches are called to minister to the least, the last, and the lost...to the margins of society. Too often, our churches become country clubs or museums for the saints rather than ho

Church Security + Safety Consulting- Our Approach

The need for Church Security + Safety is on the rise with incidents regularly occurring across the United States. Therefore, it is important that every Church starts taking measures to ensure their congregation is protected for all types of Security and Safety incidents. This is why we encourage and help implement an approach that is Proactive + Intentional + Well Rounded. However, before we begin to explain our approach, we need to discuss the actual definition of Church Sec