CHURCH TIMES, U.K. | A SECURITY firm in the United States is offering to train churches in “biblically based” deterrence to prevent another attack such as the one that killed 26 adults and children in Texas last month. The Texan-based Hedge Protection Ministries trains volunteer church-security teams, some of whom may be armed, to, it says, “focus on deterrence while maintaining the delicate balance between security and evangelism”. Founded by two retired police officers, Steve Hinton and … [Read more...] about Security Firm to Train US Churches in Biblical Deterrence
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GROVES, Texas (KFDM) — As families and loved ones grieve in Sutherland Springs, Texas, following the deadliest church shooting in modern U-S history, there's a call for more Southeast Texas (SETX) churches to increase security and arm members. KFDM/Fox 4's Chris Mullooly spoke with Steve Visser, co-founder of Hedge Protection Ministries a company that helps to put security measures in place at churches. The First Baptist Church in Groves has a group of trained church members whose aim is … [Read more...] about SETX Churches To Arm Members Following Deadly Texas Church Shooting
There has been a lot of legislative activity in Austin the last few months. As you are well aware, Hedge Protection Ministries has been a very active supporter of the Church Security Protection Act as authored by Representative Matt Rinaldi. That legislation will have a significant impact on the ministries of every single house of worship in Texas. I am proud to announce a major victory for Religious Liberty. Although spiritual warfare played an important part in killing the original piece … [Read more...] about Update to The Church Security Protection Act
As much as we'd like to think of churches as safe zones, crime statistics don't back it up. Our houses of worship are no longer immune to violence. They're becoming more vulnerable. That's why protecting churches is now a hot topic and one that's creating a lot of debate in Austin. KFDM/6 News on Fox's Angel San Juan looks into a state law that some church members believe is standing in the way of their safety. In a Special Report, Angel San Juan found that Texas is one of just three states … [Read more...] about Texas Occupations Code Limits Church Security
Easter is one of the most sacred holidays to the Christian faith… the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Several News outlets are reporting that ISIS is encouraging jihadists to attack churches in the United States and Canada on this Holy Day. I am sharing this article, not to incite fear, but to open our eyes to the fact that ISIS and radical jihadist are now targeting churches here locally. They have already been targeting churches in the Middle East … [Read more...] about ISIS Targets Churches This Easter
In July, 2015 America witnessed a drive by shooting at a Military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The murderer then drove 7 miles away and attacked a US Naval Reserve Center where he was eventually killed by Law Enforcement. Five lost their lives that day and others were injured. I’m not going to identify the mass murderer or even utter his name. The FBI’s investigation revealed he was inspired by international terror groups. The same terror groups are inspiring mass murderers … [Read more...] about Texas Should Learn From DOD; Gun Free Recruitment Centers Invited Trouble… Same For Texas Churches!
Christmas is one of the most sacred holidays to the Christian faith… the celebration of the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Breitbart News is reporting that ISIS is encouraging jihadists to attack churches in the United States and Canada on this Holy Day. I am sharing this article, not to incite fear, but to open our eyes to the fact that ISIS and radical jihadist are now targeting churches here locally. They have already been targeting churches in the Middle East and in Europe… … [Read more...] about Isis Urging Christmas Massacre Through Attacks On U.S. Churches
Across America, the implementation of Security Ministries is the number one trend in churches today, according to Thom Rainer the CEO of Lifeway. By engaging their own members in implementing a visible level of deterrence, these ministries are without a doubt the most effective strategy that churches, with limited resources, can employ to protect themselves. Ironically, the “security statutes” are the biggest obstacle for nearly every church in Texas wishing to implement such a ministry. The … [Read more...] about Supporting Texas HB 421… Affects every church in Texas!