The purpose of this ministry is to provide for a safe environment for all our members and visitors while they are in scheduled services. This ministry attempts to take away distractions from members and visitors concerning personal safety and property protection so that attention can be devoted to worshipping the Lord during services.
The reason for a security ministry at Lighthouse Baptist Church is that the world, and specifically our community, has become increasingly more violent and subject to crimes against persons and properly. Churches across the nation have experienced crimes to which the average criminal today holds no conviction to exempt a church from any criminal goal or intention.
Watching on the Wall
Our ministry is made up of volunteer trained men who are scheduled one service time a month. These watchmen provide a visible and trained presence that’s been proven to deter and prevent crimes to persons and property. They are also ambassadors of the church, and provide directions and greet visitors and members while serving. This ministry also provides help to the Bus Ministry on Sunday mornings to ensure all bus children and riders are directed to class.
Security workers receive a free CD copy of the messages they miss while serving. Below is a list of our ministry shifts. Bus Security is a weekly ministry, and Church Service Security is a once-a-month shift.
Ministry Serving Times
Sunday Bus Security 10:40am – 11:10am: Every week
To watch over our bus children and riders as they come to church and ensure they are directed to their class, then all workers go into the 11am service once all bus riders are in.
Sunday Morning Main Service Security 10:45am – 12:30pm: Once a month
To watch over people and property during an 11am main service.
Sunday Night Service 5:20pm – 6:45pm: Once a month
To watch over people and property during a 5:30pm main service.
Thursday Night Service Security 6:50pm – 8:30pm: Once a month
To watch over people and property during a 7pm mid-week service.
Seasonally – February Leadership Conference, March/April Easter Services
November Fall Open House & Country Fair, December Christmas Cantata, and other miscellaneous events. During these events all personnel not on vacation will be asked to assist.
I Corinthians 16:13 – Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Eric Rader – LBC Security Director
(619) 461-5561 Ext 143