Developing a safety and security program doesn’t happen overnight. We can connect you to a wealth of tools from trusted sources to guide you through the process. Check out these tools to help develop and improve your church's safety and security team today.
This comprehensive, ministry-focused kit helps you recruit, train, and equip a safety and security team that both protects and serves your congregation.
The Safe and Secure Church kit will equip and prepare your team with training and insights on vital topics, including:
Establishing a Security Mindset Webinar - Performing assessments and acting on your findings can help you protect your ministry’s people and property.
Church Safety & Security: Put Your Team to Work Webinar - As domestic violence, disruptive people, and other related issues make their way into churches, more and more ministries are forming safety and security teams to help protect their people.
Church Safety & Security: Building and Training Your Team - Whether you are just forming a security team or looking for ways to improve existing safety policies, this webinar can help.
Church Security: Insurance and the Law - When assessing the church's security policies and procedures, it's important to consider the legal and insurance issues involved.
Surviving a Violent Attack at Church - What would you do if someone entered your church and began shooting? Learn your five best options for survival.
Develop a Volunteer Safety and Security Team - If can be challenging to build a safety and security ministry based on volunteers, but it can be done. Start with these five steps.
Church Security & Armed Security Guards - Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company urges all churches to have a violence response plan—one that helps you respond swiftly and appropriately to threats against people like active shooters.
This issue of the Deacon's Bench newsletter provides helpful articles on how ministries can prepare for active threats and health emergencies. Read it now.
Responding to Violence Checklist - Violence in church can take many forms. This checklist helps you prepare to respond, whatever the scenario.
Use Risk Assessments to Improve Church Safety & Security - Conducting property risk assessments can help you discover problems hindering church safety. Look for ways to avoid fires, theft, accidents, and injuries.
More ministries are forming security teams. That's raising insurance coverage questions. Will team members be covered individually for lawsuits caused by a security incident? Does your insurance cover an armed security team? What special coverages do you need to adequately cover your security team?
Brotherhood Mutual's Security Operations Liability Coverage addresses these insurance needs specifically for emergency response incidents. It includes:
Talk to an American Church Group of New York agent to learn more about this and other coverages designed specifically for ministries.
When developing and revising organizational documents and ministry policies and procedures, involve a local attorney. A wide variety of federal, state, and local laws apply to employer/employee relations. Consulting with a local attorney can provide guidance on state-specific and local legal issues you may encounter.
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company also offers its free Legal Assist service to help answer questions you may have related to ministry safety and security and other tough topics. Brotherhood Mutual's in-house team of attorneys understand ministry legal issues because they've been addressing questions from ministries for years, and they're involved in ministry within their own communities.