Hire security for your church

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.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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