Battle Creek church to host safety session about active shooters


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - West Michigan churches will learn how to protect themselves during an active shooting seminar.

It is the first of a two-part training in our area to help churches keep their parishioners safe.

The training is being held at Victory Life Church in Battle Creek Tuesday.

It is in response to the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas where 26 people were killed and 20 others were injured during church services.

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Local church leaders will be brainstorming ways to keep their places of worship secure yet welcoming at the session Tuesday.

A group called Strategos International will be hosting both sets of training, along with Battle Creek Police and Emmett Township Public Safety.

In April, a two-day long event will be held with the same organizers to give church leaders, security teams, ushers and other church workers more ways to protect their buildings.

The first training session for Tuesday is sold out, but there is still time to buy tickets and sign up for the second session April 20 and 21. You can find more information here.

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