It was a privilege to work with these men and women from churches across Missouri, and the best part was seeing them leave with a better understanding of how they could create a place of comfort, refuge, worship and learning.
FULTON – Pastors and lay leaders from churches throughout the state of Missouri gathered at First Baptist Church, Fulton, for a security training event presented by Strategos International, Nov. 19.
Missouri-based Strategos International has trained more than 7,500 law enforcement, military, church, school, security and business professionals since its establishment in 2002. During the recent training session in Fulton, Strategos president Vaughn Baker – who is also a lay leader at Abundant Life Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit – taught 108 church staff and members how to watch for and respond to suspicious activity in the church. This lesson – summarized by the slogan, “See something; say something” – not only improves security, but it can also enhance the ministry of the church.