PLANO (1080 KRLD) – Security in churches is on many minds today, as a Plano’s Prestonwood Baptist Church holds a safety seminar one month after the shooting in Sutherland Springs.

More churches are looking to tighten their security following the massacre at Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church. 27 lives were lost on November 5, as a gunman opened fire during a church service.

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“Ever since that horrible tragedy, we’ve been praying for them and felt it was imperative to hold a safety seminar,” says Prestonwood’s executive pastor Mike Buster. “We want to encourage churches of all sizes to improve their security.”

Today’s conference talks over how to manage in a crisis, how to form a security plan, and how to incorporate church staff members into that plan.

“Every church can plan for an emergency and encourage a culture of awareness,” says Buster.

Following the Sutherland Springs massacre, there have been calls to allow parishioners to carry guns inside churches for their safety. Buster says that question is not part of today’s seminar.

Prestonwood Baptist is also holding a second church safety seminar on December 12