My church is in an old school here in Arizona. We meet in the auditorium/cafeteria. This space is off a courtyard where all of the old classrooms would share that common area. Windows along one wall with 3 doors on that side. The kitchen is across from the doors with it’s own door and finally there is a door behind the stage. We sort of have a plan, that is suppose to include locking the doors during service, but frankly it is not followed. We have an older gentleman who leads up the safety initiative, but believe that he is the only member who carry’s a weapon. However, he is not at every Sunday service.
With the temperament of the country, I have only just begun carrying on a regular basis. I volunteer with the sound/video department , so, every week I am in a “perch” at the rear of the seating. I have an excellent view of all but the kitchen door, since it is behind and to the left of me.
If something goes down, I figure that I would first engage from the perch and then close distance as needed.
Does that seem reasonable? My EDC is a Ruger LCP 2. I carry it 6 + and an extra mag in my pocket.