Safety & Security

WFM Staff · April 09, 2018
One can't escape an array of headlines that underscore our vulnerability to random acts of violence perpetrated against innocent people. One way to deal is with preparedness. Take this short quiz to see how your church rates on the topic of security.

By Christophor Periatt · April 09, 2018
Are you contemplating starting an armed security team at your house of worship? There are a lot of factors that will go into this decision, and you may even come to the realization that an armed team is not for your church.

Timothy J. Fancher · March 08, 2018
Issuing a security report need not be intimidating, with these best practices a church can properly document incidents in a factual report.

By Keith Shaver · February 13, 2018
Church security is no longer a luxury — rather it is a requirement to help ensure the safety and security of the church and its members.

By Jeffrey MacDonald · January 31, 2018
Two months after the deadliest church shooting in American history, federal authorities are spearheading new efforts to help equip local faith leaders to prepare for the worst.

Keith Loria · January 23, 2018
It’s vital that churches have a protocol in place for keeping their congregation safe in the event of an active shooter. Hear from church leaders who share their methods in developing a strategic safety and security plan.

Timothy J. Fancher · January 05, 2018
There is no other branch of security like church security. It is a very unique discipline that is part science, part art and part natural ability.

Timothy J. Fancher · December 12, 2017
Gone are the days of arguing about whether a church needs security. The debates now center on how to create, implement and maintain proper church security.

Timothy J. Fancher · November 13, 2017
As a nation, we need to heal. As Christians we need to work to be Christ-like in our reactions. For those of us involved in security; we need to get prepared.

By Lauren Campbell · November 12, 2017
Church vandalism and theft is more common than one may think. By protecting the inside and outside of your church, you are putting yourself, as well as your congregation, at ease. Here are 6 security cameras you should know about.