Risk Management Team Professional Pack: Security
Ministry can be full of risks. The Bible encourages us to welcome all to church, and this brings with it the possibility a person may arrive on church premises with criminal intent. Consider ways to protect people and church property by using various security techniques. Use these downloadable resources to determine if your church should hire a security guard, how to build with security in mind, which technological tools to use, and how to prevent violence and crime on church property.
- Does Your Church Need a Security Guard?: The law imposes upon any place of public accommodation, including a church, a duty to protect occupants against foreseeable criminal acts. The level of protection is directly proportional to the degree of foreseeability. Learn steps that church leaders can take to manage risk. Read more.
- Building with Security in Mind: Stay safety-conscious in each step of your construction project. From breaking ground to landscaping, learn how to build safely and keep people safe. Read more.
- Technology to Keep You Safe: Technology never stops changing—with new products and strategies emerging constantly. Keeping up with the latest technologies isn't easy; nor is it always necessary. But when new technologies provide more feasible means to ensure the safety of your church, then maybe keeping up with the latest technology is worth the effort. Read more.
- Protect Your Church from Crime and Violence: Assess the security of your church and learn how to prevent a crime or tragedy from occurring within your ministry. Read more.
- Preventing Crime on Church Property: Churches today house thousands of dollars' worth of sound equipment, musical instruments, and computers, not to mention sizable contributions. If criminals sense easy access to potential cash, it's only a matter of time before your church becomes a target. By understanding your vulnerabilities, you can strengthen your resistance to property crimes.