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12th ANNUAL NOCSSM CONFERENCE IS COMING!


August 5th and 6th, 2016
New Life Church | Colorado Springs, Colorado
 



SPEAKERS TO DATE WILL BE:

 
CHUCK CHADWICK OF NOCSSM | GATEKEEPERS SECURITY SERVICES | CHRISTIAN SECURITY INSTITUTE
BOB KLAMSER | CRISIS CONSULTING INTERNATIONAL

NEW  GREG LOVE | MINISTRYSAFE
JEFF KOWELL | NEW LIFE CHURCH

CARL CHINN | SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
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FROM  THE DESK OF CHUCK CHADWICK:


Drinking from a Fire Hydrant

 
NOCSSM’s Church Security Resources

We’ve all heard the expression “Like drinking from a Fire Hydrant”; that is what I’ve heard that going to one of our “Three Strands of Church Security” seminars is like. Attendees get a “Brain Full” of information that boggles the mind. “I never thought that church security would be that complex.” Said one attendee. “There is so much to it!” Indeed, Church Security is WAY more than an emergency plan and a security team.  

Marian (my wife and boss) says you need to eat the elephant one bite at a time. We begin the first course by publishing a bit of our web site resources to gradually bring your church slowly up to speed. In this edition of our newsletter we will address “Benevolence”. No matter the size of your church there is always the chance that a request for money from the church could turn hostile.

Looking at our web site’s table of contents alone is enough to fry a few brain cells:

Getting Started

  • Mission
  • Guidance
  • Security Assessments
  • Background Checks
  • Backstage
  • Bio Threats
  • Bomb Threats
  • Bookstores
  • Budgets
  • Campus Maps and CAD
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disruptive Persons
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Medical
  • Weather Emergencies
  • Emergency Response
  • Evacuations
  • Greeters
  • Hostage Situations
  • Incident Reports
  • Keying
  • Lighting – Inside and Out
  • Mail Screening
  • Offering Security and Procedures
  • Park Grounds
  • Parking lots
  • Pastoral Protection
  • Personal Safety Seminar
  • Problem Persons
  • Radios
  • Safety Programs & OSHA
  • Security Central
  • Security Clearances
  • Security Team
          Security Director
          Scheduling
          Security Post During Services
          Police
          Volunteers
          Gatekeeper Units
          SOPs
          Training
  • Security Policies
  • Security Sweeps
  • Security Systems           
           Burglar Alarms
           Fire Systems
           Access Control
           Physical Barriers
           Video Surveillance
  • Service Security Measures
  • Sexual Agendas – Being Alone with Anyone
  • Sexual Predators
  • Shootings
  • Singles Groups
  • Summer Camps
  • Technology and Network Security
  • Terrorism
  • Threat Assessments
  • FBI Threat Assessment Methodology
  • Traffic
  • Who’s Who?
           Employee IDS
           Employee database
           Photos
           Emergency Contact Info
           Employee Personal data
  • Junior & Senior High
  • Visitor Policies
  • Please sign in
  • ID & Badges
  • Log book
  • I Demand to See The Pastor Right Now!
  • Uninvited Visitors
  • Vagrants
  • Solicitors & Cons
  • Affinity Crime
  • Church Tours
  • Benevolence
  • Meeting with Jesus or the Archangel Michael
  • Vehicle Identification
  • Usher training
  • Youth and Child Care
Our member churches have full access to all of our resources on our web site. Click here to join. 

Benevolence Policy: 

  • How/When is benevolence handled 
  • Training for staff in the policy/procedure

Benevolence Program Procedures

 
All Church Staff that may come in contact with someone requesting assistance should be made aware of this policy (Receptionist, Pastors, Security, Maintenance). Usually the person in need will call the church first, but occasionally, there are people who will stop by the church requesting some type of assistance, i.e. money, food, shelter. Often times, those that just ‘walk in’ are not associated with the church in any way, and it is possible that individuals in this situation may have other behavioral, emotional, and physical issues that must be addressed as well. All Benevolent needs should be handled by the Ministerial Care Department. Churches should partner with local organizations who can conduct proper interviews to ascertain the person’s needs and provide a course of action to help this person and provide a long-term answer to their needs.     
 

Procedure for Assisting a Walk-In Benevolent Request:


1.    Contact the Ministerial Care office and Security.  
2.    Next course of action is determined by church membership. If the person is a member or a regular attendee, then proceed to #4 of the next section for procedures on church assistance.  
3.    If a person is not a member or regular attendee, give them information of local agencies that may be able to assist them.  Usually this is a resource of a huge variety of agencies that can assist with food, rent, counseling, transitional housing and more. 
4.    For those that ‘walk in’, for safety and to avoid a scene, it is best to ask the individual to walk outside or away from any areas where there may be people gathered. (Stay in an open place, do not go into a hallway or room alone with this person).  
5.    If the person seems to be questionable (inappropriate language, aggressive, loitering, too inquisitive, scammer, etc.) or does not accept your direction, then contact security/police immediately. Security should escort this person away from a public location and ask the person to leave and/or see to it that they have information needed to contact a local agency.
6.    Never deal with an individual alone.  Ask someone to accompany you.  Male staff members should always help female staff members who may be approached first.  
7.    NEVER give cash. Doing this may start a string of ‘walk-in’s that could become unmanageable and any cash given may be misused. If you have access to water and/or food, you may assist in this way if you feel it is appropriate.
 

Procedure for assisting Callers with financial Needs:


1.   All calls regarding financial assistance should be directed to the Ministerial Care department 
2.  First assess whether or not the person is member or attendee at the church.
3.  Generally, if the person is not active within the church, give them information to local agencies that may be able to help. 
4.  If the person is active within the church, get all of their current contact information and ask detailed questions about their situation: how they got in their situation, what they have done to resolve the situation, what their specific needs are currently – amount, who is owed, why they are owed, and what have they done to ensure they do not fall into this same situation next month? Promise no funds during this first contact. Always Call them back after evaluating the situation further and going over the options with the Ministerial Care Pastor. 
5.   Due to the volume of calls we receive, guidelines we use are as follows:
      a.    Generally, assistance is given on a one-time basis only, regardless of amount.
      b.    The amount that we may assist with financially does vary depending on each case. However, we do not generally assist with more than $500 per situation.
        c.    Items we most frequently assist with are (not limited to):
             1.    Rent / Mortgage 
             2.    Utility Bills
             3.    Occasional Car Payment if it is the only vehicle for the family and is needed to get to and from their jobs
             4.    Occasional Prescriptions that might be needed 
       d.   We do not assist with (not limited to) the following:
            1.    Medical Bills
            2.    Credit Card Payments
            3.    Payments for bills just so person will not get ‘bad credit’
            4.    School Loans or Tuition Payments
6.   For those who qualify for assistance, follow procedures from the Finance Department on issuing a check. When possible, the check will need to be made out to the place where the payment will go (i.e. the utility company, rent or mortgage company, car finance company). 
7.  Make sure good records are kept of each person obtaining help from the church so that  quick reference can be made as to whether not the person has been through the process before. 

Use a Benevolence form for tax purposes that requires the person’s social security number, and keep the finance record of the Benevolence account handy which lists out each transaction by name.  

CONFERENCE SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT

 
Gregory S. Love is a partner at the law firm of Love & Norris, based in Fort Worth Texas, and a founder and director of MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems. Mr. Love earned a B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 1987, followed by a Juris Doctor in Law from Texas Tech School of Law, where he served on the law review.  He is a member of the Texas State Bar, Tarrant County Bar Association, and a Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation.  His peers have repeatedly chosen him as one of Tarrant County’s “Top Attorneys”.  Mr. Love serves as a guest lecturer at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Dallas Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.Gregory S. Love is a partner at the law firm of Love & Norris, based in Fort Worth Texas, and a founder and director of MinistrySafe and Abuse Preventio

Love & Norris, Attorneys at Law
Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have a nationwide sexual abuse litigation practice representing victims of sexual abuse throughout the country. In addition, Love & Norris provide consulting services to secular and ministry organizations providing services to children. Representative clients include the United States Olympic Committee, Awana International, Church of the Nazarene, the North and Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Gladney the Georgia Baptist Convention, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and many church and para-church schools, camps and ministries.
 
Abuse Prevention Systems/MinistrySafe         
In addition to an active law practice, Love and Norris are co-founders and Directors of Abuse Prevention Systems and MinistrySafe, entities dedicated to sexual abuse awareness and prevention. Abuse Prevention Systems and MinistrySafe provide Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (live and online) and assist child-serving organizations in the design and implementation of safety systems that reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. In an average month, eight to nine thousand ministry personnel are trained online through the MinistrySafe system. 
 
Love and Norris are frequent speakers before ministries, educational entities, adoption and foster care organizations, and youth camps. They have addressed national and regional audiences for organizations such as the National Association of Church Business Administrators (NACBA), National Council for Adoption (NCFA), American Camp Association (ACA), and the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA). 
 
MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems are endorsed by Philadelphia Insurance Companies and the American Camp Association. MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems’ Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Departments of Insurance for Texas, Washington, Oregon, California, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and other states.  MinistrySafe’s Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is an approved CEU for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

SEMINARS | CONFERENCES | TRAINING


REGIONAL SEMINARS - Click here
  • Universal City, TX at the First Baptist Church | San Antonio Baptist Association | June 3, 2016
 
2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE - Click here
  • August 5th and 6th, 2016Colorado Springs, CO at New Life Church  
CHURCH SECURITY TRAINING Click here | Calendar of Events for Gatekeepers, NOCSSM and Christian Security Institute
  • We have monthly security training classes at our Pilot Point Training Facility for Levels 2/3 and 4 (Commission and Personal Protection Officers) as well as Renewal Classes for our Gatekeepers.
Look forward to seeing you at any of our functions.   
Church Security Seminar

June 3, 2016 | Universal City, TX

 

 


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