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Does your church use professional security guards a.k.a. church guards and how are they used in your area of ministry? #ourCOG

• Church security as the fastest growing ministry.

• Decrease in worship center size and capacity.

• Increase in successfully revitalized churches.

• Rapid growth of coaching ministries for pastors and church staff.

• Increase in the numbers of churches in gentrified communities.

• Increased emphasis on practical ministry training.

• Increasing emphasis on groups in churches.

• Fewer segregated churches


  • Reply March 21, 2016

    Timothy Carter

    I have heard people make condemning remarks, as it relates to churches hiring security guards.

    Let’s be very clear on this point.

    It is biblical to have security guards on Church property.

    Do a word study on the terms “GateKeeper”, “Doorkeeper”, and “Porter”.
    They guarded the gates of the house of Yahweh (1 Chronicles 9:23), closing and opening them at the proper times (1 Chronicles 9:27) and preventing the unclean from entering the sacred enclosure (2 Chronicles 23:19); they had charge of the sacred vessels and of the free-will offerings (2 Chronicles 31:14), and dwelt in the chambers about the temple (1 Chronicles 9:27). They were Levites, and came in from the Levitical villages every seventh day for service in their turn (1 Chronicles 9:25). Their office was honorable, ranking with the singers, after the priests and Levites (Ezra 2:42 1 Chronicles 15:18).

  • Reply March 21, 2016

    Alan N Carla Smith


  • Reply March 21, 2016

    Vlad Stepanov


  • Reply March 22, 2016

    Mike Stidham

    It stinks that America has degenerated to the point where this is a thing. A guy that I used to minister with was gunned down in the pulpit in mid-sermon by a deranged man back in 2009. That and the incident at Ted Haggard’s old church is what got church people thinking we need to protect those serving God. Even so come quickly Jesus!

  • Reply March 22, 2016

    Jeffry Woolston

    I like my brother in law’s (retired COG pastor) version of security. He owns 3 guns. He calls them “the father, son and holy ghost”.

  • Reply March 22, 2016

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply March 23, 2016

    Jon Ray

    In light of current events in Belgium, this topic may need to be reviewed in a more contextualized way by church pastors and members

  • Reply March 23, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    It was a big thing across churches in Chicago land 20+ yeas ago. Is it now taking over the South?

  • Mary Ellen Nissley
    Reply June 23, 2016

    Mary Ellen Nissley

    I sure hope that safety is on… that could be a painful shot there.

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