CV Ministries National Church Security & Church Safety
Effective church security goes well beyond knowing how to address or manage a criminal shooting. It requires a primary focus on preventing disruptive, destructive and violent behaviors, as well as on training church members or ministry employees, couples and families to be healthy and strong. Prevention is the foundation of all we do at CV Ministries. We believe the following:
Fixing a door, cabinet, or parking lot after an injury has occurred is not nearly as effective as identifying and repairing those things prior to an injury or accident
Responding to a crisis or de-escalating a situation is not nearly as effective as training people to manage their anger, avoid alcohol or drug abuse, and have healthy marriages and families
Dealing with an active shooting as it happens is not nearly as effective as identifying those who may be at risk to become a shooter and intervening long before that person decides to act
"Daniel and Dr. Stephens are amazing people to work with. This is an outstanding group of people to trust with your church safety and security. I highly recommend them." - Steph
The 3 Keys To Church Security:
Physical Security: The CV's Preventative approach begins with ensuring the safety of the buildings and physical plant, from the parking lot to the steeple. Beyond physical security of the facilities, people want and need to believe that they will not be subjected to the confrontation or physical attacks while they are serving in a ministry or worshiping at their church.
Emotional Security: People must be safe emotionally in their marriages and in their homes, and their mental health needs to be maintained. It is also critical that children are safe from emotional, physical or sexual abuse while at church or attending a ministry function. Appropriate emotional safety is a necessary element of overall church or ministry safety and security.
Relational Security: People must be safe in their interactions with each other, whether in a ministry or at church. Knowing how to communicate with each other and how to handle disputes in a supportive, safe manner is necessary for maintaining a safe, supportive ministry or church environment.