Disaster planning experts recommend that businesses, churches, and schools have an emergency response plan and conduct drills regularly to make sure people know how the plan works.
As a church leader, you’re responsible for nurturing people’s spiritual lives. In an emergency, you may be responsible for protecting their physical lives.
Create a team to help you plan for various emergency situations. This checklist can help identify your ministry's strengths and weaknesses. If possible, appoint a different person to each area of responsibility:
Have your planning team examine realistic hazards and the resources available to your ministry. Consider whether your church is in any of these locations:
Prioritize. Analyze each potential emergency to determine the probability of such an event happening and its impact on people, property, and the ministry.
Collaborate. Consult experts, such as fire or emergency management personnel about any special concerns you should include in the plan.
Inventory. Identify equipment available for fire protection, communications, first aid, and emergency power.
Prepare a response according to the nature of the emergency.
Exterior threat (e.g., tornado):
Interior threat (e.g., fire or bomb threat):
Create a list (wallet size if possible) and assign someone to keep information up-to-date. Include:
Give each employee a list of important phone numbers:
Assemble a first-aid kit and tools that might be needed in an emergency. Include these and other items:
You can assemble a kit for less than $100. Many disaster planners also recommend that you purchase a NOAA Weather Radio with a tone alert feature to notify you of severe weather.
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