Congregation Security and Safety

Featuring Michael Lawson, campus security director for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


March 8, 2018

In this series of videos, Michael Lawson, director of Campus Security at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, conducts sessions on the following:

•Developing a church security plan
•Enlisting a church security team
•Defining specific roles for the team
•Defining the role of an usher and greeter
•Understanding how to survey your building and property for safety and security
•Church safety and security exercises
•Threat detection
•Discussion on if conceal & carry is necessary

Session 1:

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Session 2:

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Session 3:

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Other Resources:

“Active Shooter Preparedness Program Fact Sheet” – U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“Church Violence” – SafeChurch by GuideOne Center for Risk Management

“Preventing Crime and Violence” – A Safety Guide for Churches by GuideOne Insurance

“Resources for Coping with Grief and Protecting Houses of Worship and Community Centers” – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development