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BJ Moyer

Online Safety Best Practices

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Keeping your home and car protected is a must.  What about your digital identity? Your personal information is at risk any time you log on, but there are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe. Multi-Factor Authentication:  You’ve likely seen this feature (and hopefully you’ve started using it) in which additional verification is required to sign in.  Not just a password. You will likely need to set up security questions or you can have a code or verification text or email sent to your phone.  It’s really a win-win! Granted, it takes a little longer to log in, you’ll be thankful you have added layers of security in the event of an attempted breach. Backup Your Data:  Having your phone or computer stolen is awful, but losing documents, photos, files, etc. doesn’t have to hurt as much!  Backup your data in a variety of ways. Buy an...
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BJ Moyer

Church Violence: The Threat is Real

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Church violence and shootings are becoming more and more common. The calm and relaxed atmosphere and sense of personal have largely been voided with recent violence.  Churches and church leaders have taken the safety of their congregations personal and are investing in a variety of solutions to prevent future violence.  Some of those steps include active shooter training, added security, investment in security systems and cameras, etc.  As a leader or pastor yourself, I think it's important to highlight some additional solutions for this growing problem in our churches.   Communicate with your congregation - Adding security measures are great.  Having a congregation who doesn't know about them, doesn't know how to use them or doesn't understand how they work will provide a little upside in case of emergency.  Keep communication open and encourage your members to reach out and speak their minds.  After all, it's their personal safety they are...
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BJ Moyer

5 Steps To A Safer Church

5 Steps to Safer Church
Security is obviously a major concern of today’s churches.  Some churches assume more security means more costs and a costly and complicated system and install.  Want some good news? There is a lot that you can do at little to no cost! If your church leadership is ready to make changes and improve safety quickly, here are 5 steps to a safer church: Buy walkie-talkies:  An old-school two-way radio will always be beneficial when compared to a cell phone.  Should you lose signal, a walkie-talkie will still work and allow you to communicate with staff positioned around the building.  Communication is really one of the most important factors in any safety plan. Have a single church entrance:  Place a staff member or usher at the doors and lock them once service starts.  If you are going to have unlocked doors, keep a staff member in place to monitor activity at...
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