church security

Stoneman Douglas Demonstration

Kathy L. Gilbert Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS

United Methodist churches are working hard to provide adequate security without sacrificing the radical hospitality that is a core value of Christianity. Read more

Local Church

Sutherland Church Evidence

Jay Janner AP

Increased outreach to churches reflects a Trump administration priority to get government more involved in anti-terrorism training for civil society, observers say. Read more

Local Church

Active Shooter Training

Photo courtesy the Rev. George Reynolds

United Methodists have an array of resources, including on-site training, to help them prepare to defend themselves in case of an attack like that on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. Read more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

While praying for victims of the Sutherland Springs church massacre and advocating for better gun control, United Methodists also looked again at their churches' security measures. Read more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Sutherland Springs shooting

KSAT Photo Via AP

Ideas for church security run a gamut of responses, but all approaches recommend having emergency plans and people who watch out for circumstances and strangers. Read more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change