Safety Teams

An Answer for Activists

Sheepdog-Iconography---Safety-TeamWith the some of the recent Supreme Court of the United States decisions, the rhetoric and politics have been very heavy throughout the country. Regardless of where your pastor and church falls on a myriad of hot-button issues, you need to have an understanding of what potential incidents that may arise, and you need to have a plan to handle those incidents before they occur.  Continue reading

10 Things – Firearms in the Church

Sheepdog-Iconography---Safety-TeamAs I work through church safety team issues, I would be remiss if I did not cover what is probably the one of the most contentious topics for church safety and security – firearms in church. If you have read any of my online posts, you will easily come to the conclusion that I support the arming of church safety personnel. I actually believe that churches should, if legal, allow anyone who legally can carry a firearm concealed. While this is not often the case, I am in favor of arming church safety personnel, and then equipping them with the best training. Why? Continue reading

10 Things – Hire For Personality

Sheepdog-Iconography---Safety-Team[This is a continuing series based on an upcoming book by Bryan Donihue – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Church Safety]

Now that you’ve figured out that you have an actual ministry, have started by calling it the “right” name, and have found a great place in your church’s structure, let’s talk about WHO you are going to hire and HOW you are going to train them. Continue reading

10 Things – Where Do You FIT?

Sheepdog-Iconography---Safety-TeamThe title of this chapter is a play on words that applies to the church where I serve – Frontline Community Church. Those who serve as greeters, ushers and parking lot welcome team are part of the F.I.T. Team – the First Impressions Team. This ministry is where visitors and members alike get their first impression of the church every Sunday morning. Until recently, the Safety Team Ministry was NOT a part of this team. Instead, it was a part of the Facilities team, and managed by the Facilities Manager.  Continue reading

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