Part 3 of TCO’s Preparedness Guide for Church Safety and Security Month
During Church Safety and Security Month, TCO Talks will explore the vital topic of safety preparedness for churches all throughout the month of October. In today’s blog post, we will discuss the importance of proper communication, education, and training.
Effective communication is crucial during emergencies.
1. Invest in reliable communication tools and establish clear lines of communication within your church community. Helpful resource articles such as “Church Communication Solutions: A Comparison Criteria” can offer insight when investigating interface, usability, integrations, and value among software solutions.
2. Implement a communication plan that includes contact lists, communication devices, and designated communication leaders for each event.
3. Consult resources like FEMA’s “Emergency Communication Plan for Families“ to help create effective communication strategies for your church community.
Education and Training
2. Resources for faith-based communities from The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency can help to develop and practice a plan; Protecting Places of Worship: Six Steps to Enhance Security Against Targeted Violence.
Churches are places of compassion, support, and hope. Through this blog series, we aim to empower church leaders and congregants alike with suggestions and resources to create an environment where faith can flourish without the shadow of safety concerns. Together, we can ensure that your church remains a place of refuge and strength.
Click here to read our previous post featuring emergency response plans, part 2 of our 3-part series dedicated to church safety and security.
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