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Protect your church from catalytic converter theft.  We have been seeing a sharp rise in theft at too many of our churches.  Being unoccupied much of the week, churches present a tempting target to thieves. While copper thefts from air-conditioning units remain a problem, we are also seeing an increase in catalytic converter theft. Catalytic converters on buses and vans present a quick and easy opportunity. ...

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several state governments have issued shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders. This has led to regularly scheduled events and activities being postponed or canceled, and many buildings being unoccupied for long periods of time. It also presents a greater risk for property-related incidents, including theft, vandalism, water damage and fire. Following are some actions you can take to protect your property....

15 -Passenger Van Safety Tips Any organization should consider the need to replace and retire their 15-passenger vans due to some serious security concerns that are related with such forms of vehicles. We’ve listed some 15-passenger van safety tips for an organization, such as a church, on how they can remain safe on the road while using a 15-passenger van.  Leaders, drivers and passengers will benefit from knowing and applying these safety recommendations....

How to Prepare for Tornado Season Are you prepared for Tornado Season?  Tornadoes can cause serious destruction in just a matter of seconds. It is essential that your home or organization is ready to handle a storm or tornado, particularly when there are people in your home or buildings when tornado strikes....

Dealing with Coronavirus -COVID-19 CDC Resources for Churches The banner headline in The Washington Post on Friday, March 13th, said it succinctly: "Outbreak begins to upend life across U.S." And that may be an understatement. Schools, universities, and businesses are shutting down. But what about churches – the place where so many of us gather weekly in fellowship? There are many answers to that question as individual congregations and denominations make up their minds how best to protect their members: ...

Church Security Plan CHURCH SECURITY PLAN WHERE DO WE START? A sanctuary is a welcoming place of refuge and safety. In today's increasingly violent world, however, even our churches have come under attack. We no longer live in a time when we can ignore this fact and we must now find ways to protect our church families. This has led many church leaders to ask the question, "Where do we start?"...

Church Property Church Property - Protecting Your Church from Crime & Violence As church leaders, staff, volunteers and members, it is hard to imagine churches and other religious facilities being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe, and the thought of a crime, such as theft, taking place on church property is uncomforting. Theft in your organization could range from church property to offerings or tithes. Regardless of the severity level, theft is no small loss for your church. Fortunately, there are steps your organization can take to prevent loss and protect against theft in various areas of your ministry. ...

Church Fire Prevention Church Fire Prevention Church fire prevention should be a year-round effort and there are specific things that you should do at least once every year, without fail. To make your Church fire prevention program the most effective, it needs to be an ongoing effort. For instance, make a quick tour of your buildings interior and exterior.  Your facility can decrease the chances that an arsonist will strike by scheduling time this month to go through each item on this list....