Safety& Security Resources

Developing a safety and security program doesn’t happen overnight. We can connect you to a wealth of tools from trusted sources to guide you through the process. Check out these tools to help develop and improve your church's safety and security team today.

 

The Safe & Secure Church Kit

This comprehensive, ministry-focused kit helps you recruit, train, and equip a safety and security team that both protects and serves your congregation.

The Safe and Secure Church kit will equip and prepare your team with training and insights on vital topics, including:

  • Understanding the most common threats to your church
  • Protecting children in your care
  • Lockdown and evacuation procedures
  • Developing a safety and security mindset
  • Attracting, training, and retaining security team volunteers
  • Increasing your awareness and ability to spot danger

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Firearms at Church Brochure

Understand the range of options for firearms at your church. Download the brochure here


Security Teams Resources

Security Teams Brochure - A safety and security mindset does not just happen. Where do you start? Read this guide, review the checklists, and see if your ministry is prepared.

Security Team Keynote Live Presentation

Equip Your Medical Response Team - Our local law enforcement contacts recommends these as options for your ministry.


Webinars

Establishing a Security Mindset Webinar - Performing assessments and acting on your findings can help you protect your ministry’s people and property.

Church Safety & Security: Put Your Team to Work Webinar - As domestic violence, disruptive people, and other related issues make their way into churches, more and more ministries are forming safety and security teams to help protect their people.

Church Safety & Security: Building a Team - Whether you are just forming a security team or looking for ways to improve existing safety policies, this webinar can help.

Church Security: Insurance and the Law - When assessing the church's security policies and procedures, it's important to consider the legal and insurance issues involved.


Articles

Surviving a Violent Attack at Church - What would you do if someone entered your church and began shooting? Learn your five best options for survival.

Develop a Volunteer Safety and Security Team - If can be challenging to build a safety and security ministry  based on volunteers, but it can be done. Start wtih these five steps.

Church Security & Armed Security Guards - Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company urges all churches to have a violence response plan—one that helps you respond swiftly and appropriately to threats against people like active shooters.


Checklists

Responding to Violence Checklist - Violence in church can take many forms. This checklist helps you prepare to respond, whatever the scenario.


Videos

Use Risk Assessments to Improve Church Safety & Security - Conducting property risk assessments can help you discover problems hindering church safety. Look for ways to avoid fires, theft, accidents, and injuries.


 

When developing and revising organizational documents and ministry policies and procedures, involve a local attorney. A wide variety of federal, state, and local laws apply to employer/employee relations. Consulting with a local attorney can provide guidance on state-specific and local legal issues you may encounter. Ask us for a referral to an attorney who can help.

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company also offers its free Legal Assist service to help answer questions you may have related to ministry safety and security and other tough topics. Brotherhood Mutual's in-house team of attorneys understand ministry legal issues because they've been addressing questions from ministries for years, and they're involved in ministry within their own communities.

Contact Legal Assist

Make Sure You’re Covered

More ministries are forming security teams. That's raising insurance coverage questions. Will team members be covered individually for lawsuits caused by a security incident? Does your insurance cover an armed security team? What special coverages do you need to adequately cover your security team?

Brotherhood Mutual's Security Operations Liability Coverage addresses these insurance needs specifically for emergency response incidents. It includes:

  • Primary coverage for team members
  • Coverage for damage to or loss of security-related equipment
  • Increased medical payment and wage loss limits
  • Individual and family counseling benefit for team members

Talk to an American Church Group of Kentucky agent to learn more about this coverage designed specifically for ministries.

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