Often the question comes up as to why it’s important to consider special events or speakers as a special event to any normal church service. Without a doubt, churches see an increase of visitors through the holidays and often this offers special circumstances that warrant review. Special events such as holidays and seasonal activities often require additional policy or procedure planning just from the sheer volume of individuals that visit.
How are we going to do things different? Some of the topics that typically come up with planning for big events:
So, we’ve talked about how to increase safety and security for special events and guest speakers… let’s talk about why. Why is this important?
Anytime you have a special event or the possibility of additional people, your resources need to be prepared to handle the larger percentage of possible problems that come along with more individuals or special speakers that have been in the public’s view.
Personal Example: AG’s visit to South Central Columbus, using the church facilities to talk about Opioid Addiction… we went to max capacity at about 2500 people. At 5pm- dealing with traffic & special aids leaving.
Biblical take away: Story of Noah preparing even when people made fun of him. Proverbs Chapter 6 talking about the ant and being prepared, demonstrating an importance to the ideology of safety planning for different seasons.
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