I was talking with a good friend of mine that also speaks around the country to churches about security. He deals more with the WHY it’s important and leaves the HOW are we equipped to do it to me. We often talk about the alarming trend that we see of churches responding in fear of an mass murder event happening at their location and forgetting that although we are warriors called into service of protecting the church, many churches only are training for these events and neglecting the other tools of ministry in security that they need to have in order to properly serve the hurting and the broken.
Something that I stress during our training seminars is that we have to put aside our pride and arrogance in order to have a heart of service. I regularly hear of church security members responding poorly to situations because either they don’t train how to handle a variety of situations or the only tool, they have is a gun. A friend of mine says that if the only tool we have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail. I always enjoy teaching churches how to handle a variety of situations. They come into a situation and realize that they have not been equipped to respond properly. By the time they are done, they are hungry to train more and in additional areas beside just the worst case.
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