Or you the pastor or one of the staff? In Texas the employer -pastor- -church-, can determine if you can carry as an employee at work. This is a gray area when it comes to ministers because of being in and out of church building, home visits, and hospital visits etc. Or you carrying as a conviction of soul, or as a neat idea? For me it is conviction of soul I carry to protect and defend myself, family, and congregation. A shepherd with out a rod or staff is close to being in the way when a real world wolf or wolf pack come for him, his family, or the congregation he is called to be shepherd over. Many times church people just don't get it, we are trained to think in the spiritual realm which is good, but as spiritual evil grows it manifests itself in the physical. We need revival in out country with out that evil will just keep growing and being acted out by people given over to it.
Just my thoughts, as this has become my convictions,not intending to offend!!!!