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Confronting Gun Violence at Church

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Help your congregation feel secure in your house of worship. Begin by assessing the current security of your church. You'll also receive advice on how to plan for the unexpected, whether or not your church should hire a security guard, and how to deal with the media in violence aftermath.

Don't be a Slave to Fear
Overview | Should we barricade the doors?
by Karen Arneson

Protect Your Church
Assessment | 10 questions to jump-start our security plan.
by Karen Arneson

Violence in the Church
How To | Prepare for the unthinkable.
from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Colorado Shootings Reflect Big Threats at Big Churches
How To | Growth of megachurches has spawned an industry devoted to protecting and securing large congregations.
by Kevin Eckstrom

Dealing with the Media During a Crisis
How To | Having a "media strategy" in mind before a crisis will help you.
from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Securing the Faithful
For Church Leaders | What New Life Church did right when a gunman showed up in its parking lot.
Christianity Today editorial

Should Our Church Have an Armed Security Guard?
For the Board Members | Each church must decide for itself.
from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Lessons from Wedgwood Baptist
It's True | Questions you ask when violence walks in the door.
by Robert Welch

Resource Center
Leader's guide | Quick tips and recommended resources.

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