Many Ohio Southern Baptists are praying for our brothers and sisters affected by the horrific event at the First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, Texas. We have communicated our willingness to help, and we shall share that with you should we be asked.
Naturally, this horrific event has prompted church leaders and members to reexamine the security needs of their church. Adequate security necessitates a plan that provides protection while enabling the local church to remain faithful to its mission.
Mission Ohio has been cooperating with Protect the Faith http://protectthefaith.org/ to offer assistance to Ohio Southern Baptist Churches in the area of physical security. Several Mission Ohio Associations have invited Protect the Faith leaders to share their resources with pastors and church leaders. Protect the Faith currently assists several churches in providing and planning for security during church events.
Adequate Security requires several facets and layers. Protect the Faith can help small and large churches address this critical area. This organization provides security for the annual meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.