Sandy Coelho

Safety & Security in the Church

Safety & Security in the Church

The issue of church safety and security continues to be a hot topic inside our churches as well as in the public eye. Churches are being rightfully called out when they put our children and youth at risk, and this problem needs to be addressed more aggressively in our churches.  As local church leaders, we must be committed to making positive and lasting changes to make sure that our churches have prepared environments where our kids will be safe and their families can feel secure.

Four Ways Your Children's Ministry Can Engage Parents

Four Ways Your Children's Ministry Can Engage Parents

Parents are a vital part of children’s ministry, and it is important to engage them from the very start since they have the primary responsibility of discipling their children.

A Barna Group report on parents found that almost 90% of parents of children under age 13 believe they have the primary responsibility for teaching their children about religious beliefs and spiritual matters. The report concluded that parents are willing to provide spiritual leadership for their children, but are often ill-equipped to lead them in this way.

Safety & Security in Kids Ministry

Safety & Security in Kids Ministry

Safety and security continues to be a very important trend in children’s ministry today. This is true for both small and large churches. Keeping our kids safe and secure needs to be a priority in every church. Safety and security is important to parents and it certainly needs to be important to us! As our churches think about the implications of safety and security in their ministry, use the following assessment questions to begin the conversation with your church leaders: