Facility Management

Security Quiz - How Prepared You Really?

One can't escape an array of headlines that underscore our vulnerability to random acts of violence perpetrated against innocent people. One way to deal is with preparedness. Take this short quiz to see how your church rates on the topic of security.


WFM Staff  ·  April 9, 2018

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We invite you to take this short quiz and see where your church is at on the process of developing a security team and emergency preparedness plan.

Rate Your Security – Is Your Church Prepared?

Q1: Is your church leadership and congregation aware of the need for a safety and security team and are they supportive of the effort?
A. Yes, they are aware and supportive. We have been given a budget (even if it is limited) and have sought out resources and experts to help us. (Give yourself 3 points.)
B. Yes, in general they are aware and supportive, but we do not have a budget or access to resources or experts. (Give yourself 2 points.)
C. No, we do not have consensus on the need for a safety and security team or the way to approach this issue, but we are working on it. (Give yourself 1 point.)
D. No, we have either struggled with awareness and support or have not given it much thought before now. (Give yourself 0 points.)

Q2: Has your church performed a threat assessment?

A. Yes, and we periodically reassess and update. (Give yourself 3 points.)
B. Yes, but it is several years old and in need of reviewing and updating. (Give yourself 2 points.)
C. No, but we have plans to do one, and are looking for more information. (Give yourself 1 point.)
D. No, and there are no current plans to do one. (Give yourself 0 points.)

Q3: Does your church have written policies and procedures in place regarding safety and security?

A. Yes, and they are reviewed and updated periodically. (Give yourself 3 points.)
B. Yes, but they are several years old and in need of updating. (Give yourself 2 points.)
C. No, but are working to create them. (Give yourself 1 point.)
D. No, and there are no current plans to create them. (Give yourself 0 points.)

Q4: Does your church have a safety and security team?

A. Yes. Members are trained, and we meet regularly. (Give yourself 3 points.)
B. Yes, but our training, coordination, and communication could be improved. (Give yourself 2 points.)
C. No, but we have an informal group of individuals who are willing to help if needed. (Give yourself 1 point.)
D. No, and there are no current plans to create one. (Give yourself 0 points.)

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COMMENTS

By AnthonyMaguire on April 20, 2018

Again, guns are the solution to all in America, right? Are there no other methods of Security that can be taken by a house of worship than arming those attending? Again, I fully see the scope of our times, and fully realize that we live in a violent society. It’s time for more awareness nowadays, EVEN IN A HOUSE OF WORSHIP! This oughta wake a few people up.
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