Following the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, TX, congregations have given renewed thought to safety. Here are some resources to help guide that conversation.
- CongregationU is offering its “Active Shooter Situations in Church Settings” online training course free to churches and faith-based organizations through January 10, 2018.
- The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a “whole community” approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.
- The ALICE Training Institute is a leading active shooter training organization, and is Church Mutual’s recommended source for the information you need to protect your people. Connect to handouts, webinars, and self-assessments.
- The Justice Technology Information Center offers a free app in addition to other resources.
- In 2013, the ELCA Conf. of Bishops adopted a Pastoral Letter on Violence.
- Living Lutheran offers these resources for responding to violence.