Responding to Gun Violence Concerns at Churches

by Richard Hammar. Church Law and Tax Group, May 2022.


This short article provides perspective and ideas for congregational security options.


seven considerations for houses of worship; four strategies to implement security; crisis plan recommendations; facts about metal detectors.

Recommended Audience

clergy and leadership teams



Practical Applications

  • Take wise steps to secure your facility by considering your faith beliefs and options.
  • Orient yourself to security options in faith communities by reading this article.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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