Attending The McKnight Group’s free i3 webinars is not just an opportunity to delve into the intricacies of church design and church building, but it’s also a chance to have your questions addressed. Here’s some questions that were asked during our recent webinar on church security and safety, along with a summary of the answers that we provided.

Q. Can You Recommend People or Businesses that Perform Evaluations of Building and Ministry Security?

From an architectural perspective, we are more than willing to undertake this task. Our team can assess your building’s layout and design, pinpointing areas where improvements can be made to enhance security measures.

However, it’s crucial to note that our expertise is in the design and construction of church buildings. We are not general security experts. That’s where the expertise of security consultants comes into play. There’s a myriad of reputable security consultants available, so many that it’s difficult to single out one or two to recommend. A quick online search can yield many options to choose from, however. And, of course, we are committed to collaborating with such experts to ensure comprehensive security solutions for your church building.

Q. Are There Any Recent Instances Where Renovation Was Needed Due to a Safety or Security Issue?

Fortunately, none of the churches we’ve worked with have experienced recent security or safety incidents necessitating renovations. However, the absence of such incidents does not negate the importance of proactive security measures. For over a decade, The McKnight Group has been integrating security features into our church designs. Through ongoing education and training, our design staff stays abreast of the latest advancements in security technology and design principles.

While we haven’t encountered any dire situations, we are aware that church leaders have increasing concern about safety and security. Many of our clients are proactively seeking to bolster their security infrastructure. For instance, we recently assisted a church in retrofitting bollards to fortify their entry points against potential vehicular threats. This proactive approach underscores the importance of preemptive security measures, ensuring the safety of congregants and visitors alike.

Ensuring the safety and security of churchgoers needs to be top of mind for church leaders in today’s ever-evolving landscape. That’s why we address the topic in our free i3 webinars. We invite you to join us for future i3 webinars, where we delve deeper into various aspects of church design and construction. Visit our website for a list of upcoming topics and to register.