Steve Sjogren has a great blog post on why to have security guards hired for your church. He’s been saying this for a while but in light of the events in CO yesterday it makes even more sense.
Interestingly, the Vineyard Church of Waterville is a “lock your doors” church. You never know who’ll show up. And a couple years back, someone was prowling around our parking lot.
I liked a note I saw in the bulletin of the Vineyard Church in Rockville Centre, NY. It said something to the affect of “Keep your bags close. We’re not in heaven yet.”
But even with that, I’d not really thought we’d need to have armed guards at our worship spaces. Makes you realize how incredibly sheltered we are here in the USA.