What would you do if a divorced parent you knew came into your church armed and with the intent of doing harm?
It is sad to think we have to worry about protecting our children at church. However, it is a must if you want to provide a safe place for children. There have been cases where an armed person or a shooter has walked into a church building with the intent to do harm. Churches can become targets for people of rage, divorce, discontent and those on some sort of substance.
- Some of these people are trying to make a statement.
- Some are getting back at the institution of “church” perhaps from something from their past.
- Sometimes it might be due to a mental illness
- Sometime it might be a parent in the midst of a divorce
With the stress in our world today and coming into the holiday season where even more people will be stressed, now might be a good time to evaluate your church’s policies and procedures. It is especially important to think through possible scenarios regarding children of divorce.