A small group here in our church in the Dallas area has formed a very "informal"...in the fact church leadership knows and approves but not formally sanctioned by the church, "covert"...in the sence that we do not advertise or make a big deal of the fact we carry, and watch for potential problems. This security group is made up of all CHL carriers, some RO's & SO's and two are licensed state instructors in both CHL and tactical and defensive training. We train together often, and work thru scenarios that could happen, as well as forward thinking of where our weak points may be.
Another pastor friend from out of state has called me and asked what they should consider when moving forward to protect their church. I can only speak for us. I know that there are others who have traveled this path too, we would love to hear from you and know your steps, strategies and plan. Thanks so much for your insight.
Remember - "Eternity is too long to be wrong!"