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Church Safety Poll

September 11, 2006 by

Should safety be a bigger concern for churches?Last week we asked about church safety, prompted by news of a church hiring sex offenders. 71% were up on safety, with 40% focusing on what safety communicates and 31% focusing on a church’s responsibility. Only 16% thought grace should be a bigger concern.

While it’s an entirely non-scientific poll, the results shouldn’t come as any surprise after the recent glut of abuse cases against clergy. Churches simply have to be concerned about safety.

This week we want to know what you want in your events. So far ‘content that matters to me’ has the lead with more than twice the votes of any other option.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


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2 Responses to “Church Safety Poll”

  • Bob Brown
    September 12, 2006

    Church Security is in the minds of a lot of people. The need for good procedures, screening, and security staff is always increasing.
    There has been a lot of growth lately at the OSMinistry Church security forum. So much so that we will be setting up a site specifically for Church Security Discussions at http://SecureChurch.Info


  • Malachi
    September 12, 2006

    I think that more than one of these options could be applicable at time. For instance: The church must keep people safe; it’s the job of the pastor (shepherd). But even the apostle Paul was at one time a murderer and it was only by the grace of God that he was saved and redeemed so that he could serve in full-time ministry.
    Having a safe ministry comes a combination of having relationship with those that are serving underneath you and taking proper precautions behind the scenes.



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