Throughout history churches have been both a place of safety and targets of violence. We want our churches to be open and welcoming to all. If we want our churches to continue to be open for all then we must have practices that protect all. Years ago in my first church we had a security issue that caused everyone eyes to be opened to needing a security program. It was in those formative years where I began to set up church security programs.
As a retired U.S. Army Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and a pastor for over fifteen years in both inner-city and suburban settings, I understand the need for the security and safety in our congregations.
As I stated in a recent article in the Baptist Beacon, “the threat to Christianity runs rampant across our globe. From Christian genocide in the Middle East to threats and acts of violence in America, each day’s news brings word of another attack to the Church. In the wake of the recent shootings, churches across America are beginning to see the need to protect their congregations during church functions.”
Today there is a great need for churches to not only be aware of the potential threat to to its congregation, but also to be prepared to meet that threat.
We have trained hundreds of churches and church leaders on how to create and sustain a church security team.
We have been contracted by both the Baptist State Convention of Michigan and the International Christian Education Association to conduct workshops for churches of all sizes and denominations.
The Church Security Workshop consists of the following:
o Find the need for a security/safety team no matter the size of your congregation.
o Receive a step by step process how to begin and maintain a security team.
o The requirements for a security team.
o Receive all the forms necessary to begin and to maintain a successful security team.
The greatest threat to our churches today is our own denial, don't wait until it's too late!
"Pastor Tim Jones has developed a Church Security Training that draws on his experience from ministry and the military to equip security teams. The training is thoughtful, comprehensive, and designed so churches can immediately and inexpensively make safety adjustments they feel are necessary in their context. "
Mike Durbin, Baptist State Convention of Michigan
"Excellent amount of information provided and wonderful insight how to better protect our congregation."
Taylor Christian Church
"Excellent presentation! Had practical steps to implement immediately."
Southwestern Church of God