Why You Need to Watch

Attorney Gregory Love: “Why You Need to Watch”

From the time of Simon Magus in Acts 8, there have been Predators in the Church. Predators think differently than others. They come into your church seeking prey, not a just a job or a place to volunteer. XPastor investigated three kinds of predators. Help your church avoid these predators. Learn how the predator thinks and how to prevent them.

To deter the wolf in sheep’s clothing,
change your thinking and take action.


Every day in the national news media, there are stories about shootings, embezzlement and sexual abuse in the church. Recent media stories include:

  • An active shooter at a church of 70 attendees killed 26 people.
  • An embezzler in a town of 844 people stole $481,000.
  • A sexual predator at the eighth largest church in America wrought havoc.

This workshop will help you  deter and prevent predators  in your church. Please don’t be another victim. Don’t be another story in the national press.


Predators are in churches of all sizes and cities. They are already in your church! The workshop focuses on three types of predators:

  1. Active Shooters have never been more active. Learn the basics and nuances of church safety teams and dealing with attenders that have concealed weapons. Enhance your first lines of awareness and building security.
  2. Child Sexual Predators are in your church but only one out of four sexual assaults are reported. Discover basic and advanced tactics for prevention … and see how predators will try to outsmart your tactics.
  3. Embezzlers rarely come to police attention, yet one in ten churches have had financial fraud. Learn where embezzlers find it easiest to steal from your church. See both old scams and new, high-tech tricks.

12 Takeaways and Counting!

  1. Learn how church leadership teams should guard the gate.
  2. Understand the thinking patterns of sexual predators.
  3. See basic and advanced practices of child protection.
  4. Get started with a church safety team or take yours to the next level.
  5. Discover architectural insights to make your campus safer.
  6. Get tools to increase generosity to pay for campus renovations.
  7. Learn what a lender expects for a loan for security or renovation.
  8. Understand when to bring in outside experts.
  9. Use financial practices based to prevent embezzlers.
  10. Ensure that your financial standards are up to national levels.
  11. Use the best tools to track volunteers and screening.
  12. Examine the risk of members who carry carry concealed weapons.

Hear from national leaders with practical experience

Robert Bergmann
Creative Principal
Visioneering Studios

Catherine S. Boyer
Treasury Management
Cass Commercial Bank

Matt Branaugh
Editor, ChurchLaw&Tax
Christianity Today