So sayeth the Bible:
“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood“
— Acts 20:28 (ESV)
“Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked”
— Psalm 82:4
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe“
— Luke 11:21
“Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes”
— Nehemiah 4:14
Sadly, the reality is that our world is plagued with violence and other tragic incidents. Everyone prefers not to think about violence and tragedy when they walk into church, however the frightful threat of violence in churches worldwide is very real. History has proven that violence will occur when and where you least expect it, and this is the very reason that churches have becoming such an easy target.
Can we ignore these realities?
1999 – Wedgwood Baptist Church, Texas
2005 – Living Church of God, Wisconsin
2006 – Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Michigan
2007 – New Life Church, Colorado
2009 – First Baptist Church, Illinois
2015 – First AME, South Carolina
2016 – Keystone Fellowship Church, Pennsylvania
2017 – First Baptist Church, Texas
2018 – Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
All the above were tragic, real events of churches attacked by armed men!
The traumatic, mental, physical and emotional effects of any violence are all so very difficult for a community to deal with and overcome. Is prevention better than cure?
If your community receives the proper preparation, planning and, indeed, real-life training, then readiness is a fact of life and so much can be avoided before an incident occurs that, Heaven forbid, could become another tragic statistic.
The GSC Academy offers communities from all around the world, the perfect opportunity to travel to the Holy Land for customized Security & Safety Training for their particular communities. Whilst in the Holy Land, no doubt participants will enjoy the highlights that are unique to Israel and Israel alone!
We provide training, developed and focused specifically for security personnel working in communities, churches, school complexes, etc, worldwide. Our GSC Academy in Modiin, Israel, is available for training courses or, alternatively, we may run courses in suitable facilities right there on your doorstep.
Please contact us for more details.