Dealing with Dangerous People

Church Law and Tax Group.

This article helps churches identify dangerous behaviors and outlines strategies for keeping staff and parishioners safe.


assessment tool, relevant legal issues, process for using this resource

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition



Suggested Uses

  • Evaluate the congregation's ability to deal with dangerous people by using the assessment tool included.
  • Determine the difference between someone who is dangerous versus someone who is disruptive by reading the introduction.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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