The use of the letters WWJD, “What Would Jesus Do?”, may have waned but the concept still has relevance. In whatever we do, even in church safety, we should desire to showcase Jesus through Christ-like decisions and actions.
Obviously we cannot answer specifically what Jesus would do in today’s world regarding church safety but we can know a few things about what Jesus would do.
- We know that He would exercise wisdom in whatever He did as He was wise (Lk. 2:52; Lk. 11:31).
Yet, He would not rely on worldly wisdom but rather godly wisdom (2 Cor. 1:12).
— Church leaders, before deciding on a safety policy, have you stopped to ask God for wisdom (James 1:5), seeking His guidance in all you do (Prov. 3:5-6)?
- We know He would encourage His disciples to be wise in regard to their safety (Matt. 10:16).
Yet, He would also encourage them not to be obsessed with the evil surrounding them (Matt. 10:16, 28-31).
— Church leaders, are you putting so much emphasis on being a safe church that people are missing the real ministry focus of your church?
- We know that He would not depend on the measures put in place in lieu of God.
Yet, we also know that He would not tempt the Lord by purposefully disregarding safety. (Lk. 4:9-12)
— Church leaders, have you found this balance of trusting God yet being prudent (Prov. 22:3)?
Follow Jesus’ example in regard to these three points and the rest of your church safety measures should fall into place in ways that showcase Him.