Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the recent and horrific shootings across the country. It’s a terrible reminder that bad things can happen at good places. We’ve received calls from several of our clients asking how they can better prepare for and protect their members, their church and themselves against these violent acts.
To assist you in responding to your congregation, we are providing a few of our resources that may help facilitate a thoughtful conversation on a devastating topic. In addition, in the unfortunate circumstance that even one of our policyholders suffers a violent event, through our included coverage, GuideOne partners with an organization to provide onsite and continual crisis management services to the victims.
- Church Violence fact sheet Learn more about the reality of violence at church, how to avoid violent outbursts, and how to make your church less vulnerable.
- Preventing Crime and Violence eBook This comprehensive safety guide for churches addresses a wealth of topics including "Starting a Safety Ministry," "Church Violence," "Protests at Church" and much more.
- Is Concealed Carry Right for Your Church? In this Q&A, Eric Spacek, risk management and loss control director at GuideOne Insurance, answers questions such as "Allow concealed weapons in your church as a method of self-defense or ban them outright to avoid potential chaos?"
Save the Date: GuideOne to Host Church Security Webinar
GuideOne is hosting a webinar covering the topic of Church Security with independent church security consultant Carl Chinn on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. Mark your calendars and watch your email for additional details.
Thank you for continued business. Please know we are always here for you.
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