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  • Free church security training offered through May 1

    March 15 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Free church security training offered through May 1

    As public shootings continue to make headlines, many churches are evaluating where their facilities stand on security. LifeWay Christian Resources is helping churches make safety a priority by providing free security training through its Ministry Grid platform. “In light of current circumstances, we’ve offered this training to …

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  • Bellevue security subdues ‘heavily armed’ man

    March 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Roach | with 0 comments
    Bellevue security subdues ‘heavily armed’ man

    A “heavily armed” man was subdued and arrested at the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church Easter Sunday. Jimmy Meeks told Baptist Press the incident serves as an example of “heads-up” response to a potential threat. Marcus Donald was taken into custody and remains under mental evaluation, according to media reports.

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  • Should churches promote concealed weapons in worship?

    March 21 2016 by Emily Blake, BR editorial aide | with 0 comments
    Should churches promote concealed weapons in worship?

    The shooting of nine black churchgoers last year in Charleston, S.C., shocked the nation, causing many congregations to re-evaluate church security measures. Some North Carolina congregations encourage members to obtain concealed carry permits, but others say focusing on precautionary measures remains most important.

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  • Church security: need highlighted by S.C. shooting

    June 23 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church security: need highlighted by S.C. shooting

    The massacre of nine Christians during a prayer service at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., highlights the need for all congregations to implement security measures. A church security team should consist of active and retired law enforcement professionals along with carefully selected and trained laypeople, according to GuideStone Financial Resources ...

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