Engaging Minds & Hearts

Contemporary Issues Class

First Baptist Church won’t tell you WHAT to think about today’s big issues, but we do want you TO THINK about them. And we’d love for you to join us on these upcoming Sundays as our CONTEMPORARY ISSUES CLASS grapples with the biggest concerns of our time. — Barb and Bernie Drake Co-Chairs

Watch for Upcoming Contemporary Issues Classes

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Church Security

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time: 11:15 am in the Sanctuary

Speaker:  Peoria Police Officer Sean Johnston

Church security will be the subject of our May 7 Contemporary Issues Class. Anyone who has tried to get into First Baptist without a key during off-hours knows that we are taking steps to make our church more secure. The Rapid Response Team has been working with Peoria police officers and members of other churches to focus on what we should be doing to keep our staff, congregation, and church protected during compromised situations, i.e., tornadoes, fire, hostile intruder, or active shooter. Our speaker will be Peoria Police Officer Sean Johnston, an officer for 23 years, who has specialized expertise in responding to crises. He teaches other officers how to respond to assailants in those situations and focuses on how to make safety assessments. The members of the FBC Rapid Response Team will also be available for questions directly affecting our facility. Our class will meet at 11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary.   

Bernie and Barb Drake, Class Chairmen