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HEART STONE PICTURES presents DAINGERFIELD: Faith Under Fire A docudrama based on the June 22, 1980 shooting at First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas. Order your CHURCH SAFETY STARTER K IT at www.safeatchurch.org.
Faith Under Fire
A docudrama based on the June 22, 1980 shooting at First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas.
CHURCH SAFETY STARTER KIT at
Matthew Murray posted these words online before going on a shooting rampage. He killed 2 people at Youth With A Mission and then went to New Life Church in Colorado Spring, CO and killed 2 sisters…he killed himself at the church…
1- WHY be concerned with church safety
2- WHAT plan do we initiate
THE HISTORY OF CHURCH VIOLENCE FROM JANUARY 1ST UNTIL NOW..
Jan 4 (New Mexico) Man robs church, beats the guard, gets into shootout with police as he flees and is killed…
Jan 11 (New Jersey) Synagogue bombed…suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder…
Jan 12 (Oklahoma) 12 and 13- year old boys get into fight: 12 -year old falls, hits head – dies..
Jan 15 (Indiana) 6 rounds fired at a church, one round cuts through the pants of a homeless man…
Jan 17 (West Virginia) Following a domestic dispute, a suicidal man, gun in hand, walks toward police and is shot dead…
Jan 22 (Missouri) A small fire was ignited when an unidentified person threw a Molotov cocktail at the Sylvan Dale church.
March 6 (Florida) Fired teacher returns to Episcopal school, shoots and kills principal and then kills himself…
March 25 (South Carolina) man enters church with shotgun during worship service…taken down by church members…
April 11 (Utah) man and woman set off a homemade bomb in church parking lot
April 26 (PA) Man stabs another man in an attempted robbery in parking lot
May 2 (GA) Man attacks his wife and son with a knife at a Rescue Mission
May 3 (Maryland) Angry homeless man shoots and kills the co-pastor and her assistant. He then kills himself behind the church
May 9 (Michigan) Church security guard – a Bronze Star recipient in the Korean War – shot and killed while in the parking lot…
May 19 (Indiana) 29-year pastor shot and killed by mentally ill person (he was going to preach the next day on the topic of pastor slayings around the world)…
May 23 (AZ) Man enters church and attempts suicide. Discovered by church worker…
June 6 (TN) Woman robbed and beaten to death on the steps of her church..
June 22 (CA) Person in car driving by church shoots at a brother and sister walking in front of church. No one hurt
That’s at least57cases of violence on church-related property January 1st, 2012…
The “S.O.M.” FACTOR
We who read our Bible should have a better understanding of man than anyone!
“Police found the nude body of Carol Daniels, her arms outstretched, lying behind the altar…”
First Baptist Church
Shot and killed Pastor Winters
“…authorities say Sedlacek appeared to have planned the attack, since he referred to Sunday as ‘death day’ on a planner found in his Troy home and he carried enough ammunition to kill 30 people.”
“Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching…
Suddenly, while still
in the meeting place…
Jesus was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out…"
protecting me…why Why do I need
to worry about church safety?”
“FAITH PROTECTS US FROM HARM”
(ESPECIALLY WHEN AT CHURCH)
“Be on your GUARD against men;
they will flog youIN their synagogues.”
Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him…
Jesus’ warning “Beware of men” reveals His understanding of man
But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew human nature. No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like.
“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”
“be on guard!
“Keep alert at all times”
“Stay alert and be clearheaded”
“Watch out for Alexander the coppersmith. Fiercely opposed to our Message, he caused no end of trouble.”
2 Timothy 4:14
You can, and should, form an EYES and EARS TEAM
(The EE TEAM)
“…we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”