As usual I am stealing Greg Ellifritz’s work to bring it here for my readers.
And if your place of devotion does not have a security plan and team, talk to them.
If they refuse to have one, find yourself another Spiritual House ASAP.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
And carry. God does not care if you do or if you carry a peacemaker, Glock, 1911 or a Hi Point.
When shit hits the fan, you are the shepherd using the staff and applying the rod with precision.