One might think the obvious focus of church safety is to protect or keep safe. Let me suggest, however, that while that is the function of church safety, the focus should be on Christ. — And WHATEVER YOU DO, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus … (Col. 3:17) — Seriously, “whatever you do” includes church safety. . . . Continue reading Focus of Church Safety
We have a great God, unfathomable in both power and wisdom. Certainly it only makes sense that we trust Him for His power to keep us safe. Yet, will we trust Him in His wisdom when He allows us to be in harm’s way. Do we really believe that He’s wise enough to know what He’s doing? Perspective comes when we couple God’s power with His wisdom. . . . Continue reading Perspective in Church Safety
As believers we know that the Gospel “is the power of God for salvation” (Rom. 1:16). Yet, that same Gospel can put us in danger. Consider all the Apostle Paul went through as he proclaimed the Gospel. He was imprisoned, flogged, beaten, pelted with stones, shipwrecked . . . What does this tell us about the Gospel? Is it only powerful enough to deliver us from eternal damnation and not the dangers we experience now? Or, . . . Continue reading Dangerous Gospel?
Did you read through the Church Safety section of this practicum? Perhaps you’ve concluded that it’s time to think of safety improvements for the prevention of problems. Sometimes things will happen that you can’t prevent but you can provide a level of preparedness to deal with issues to prevent the situation from being worse. You will need to think through safety concerns for all areas of church life including but not limited to the following. . . . Continue reading Church Safety Resources