BELOW: PASTOR ASSAULTED DURING THE INVITATION
TIPS FOR PROTECTING THE PASTOR
1- Do not allow your pastor to have to be concerned about church safety. Take care of this matter for him. His calling is to pray and preach. Don't dump this matter of safety on him.
2- After Sunday night services, insist that he goes home when he's done. Do not allow him to stay at church and lock all the doors. After preaching, his energy is exhausted. He needs to go home. Have your safety team check the building and make sure it's secure.
3- During the invitation/altar call, stay close by the pastor/minister. You never know why someone has come forward. Don't get in his way, but by all means keep a close eye on him. Be ready to help him. Speak with your pastor about this and work out a signal/code he can give if he needs your assistance.
4- Tell the pastor when he is at the church ALONE - keep the doors locked!
BELOW: Pastor Clint Dobson was a pastor in Arlington, Texas. He was murdered inside his church.