This horrific tragedy forces church and school leaders to question security. We live in a sinful, fallen world in which school and church shootings have become too common.
Church leaders should take necessary steps ensuring the safety of worshipers. Here are 3 steps to improve the safety at your church:
- Have a uniformed police officer present on Sundays and Wednesdays. This lets church members and guests know you take their safety seriously.
- Have an emergency action plan. Teachers should know what to do and where to go in case a crisis develops.
- Be aware of and report suspicious behavior. Combative and unstable individuals should be pulled aside and evaluated.
Today reminds us we're never safe - planning and preparing for a tragedy is something church and school leaders can no longer ignore.