Protect your flock, pastors, from 'wolves'

Monday, December 4, 2017
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

church pewsMany pastors across the country are continuing discussions on how to keep their congregations safe in light of the recent Texas church shooting. 

With safety on the minds of many church leaders, Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, explains that congregations need to be proactive.

After understanding the biblical and moral responsibility of ensuring safety, Rohrer suggests pastors should develop a security team, have them perform a risk assessment, and implement security protocols.

Churches have been assessing their security - or lack of it - after a gunman killed 26 people at a small Texas church in November. 

The suggestion of "armed" churchgoers created left-wing mockery among some after the Sutherland Springs shooting, but many churches utilize a volunteer security team, including armed permit holders among the congregation. Still others employ an outside security team. 

Rohrer says God's Word directs pastors to be thinking of the wellbeing of their flocks.

Rohrer, Sam (PPN)"The Bible speaks about wolves coming in among you and the Bible talks to us about warning our people so that they know about the wolf,” Rohrer says.

“Now, those wolves are spiritual wolves - they're the ones that are attacking our people spiritually," he adds. "But the sheep are also real in real life and there is the physical wolf, so the protection of them is not just spiritual, it is also physical."

Rohrer tells OneNewsNow this is a proactive position born from understanding the duties and responsibilities of a position in leadership.

"A pastor happens to be spiritual leader/shepherd, but also a physical leader and shepherd," he says.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What happens when educational institutions publicly "repent" of past sins like racism and slavery?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Wisconsin's Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills
  Michigan governor signs measures to scale-back initiatives
White House dismisses Cohen accusations as lies
Pair of abortion restrictions in Ohio head to Kasich's desk
Florida Senate won't block election chief's suspension
Israeli troops arrest dozens in West Bank raid

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Dershowitz: Cohen doesn't seem to understand the difference between 'wrong' and 'illegal'
Feds collect record taxes through November; still run $305.4B deficit
Communist officials threatening Cuban pastors
Former FEC commissioners: Trump-Cohen 'hush' payments not necessarily a violation
Jared Kushner as next chief of staff? Reports say Trump is considering it

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Apologist: Evangelical support for Trump isn't hypocritical

Trump prays with pastors after HarveyHas the term "evangelical" passed its expiration date? Evidently that's up for debate among evangelicals themselves when it comes to the topic of politics.