That is a good topic!
My church has a rather large armed security team. The best part about my church’s security is most look like regular people and have earbuds in so they may know whats going on are if someone is a threat.
However, there have been issues as well.
There was a guy walking up to the front to get saved during service and he got TACKLED by an untrained security guard. He had no weapons and was not a threat.
Most of our trained personal that carries are either currently law enforcement are retired.
For a quick laugh, when I worked at the church, I loved this one retired police officer he even wrote me a letter of recommendation if deciding to join (I recently have really considered& applied). Anyways, he said, “In my Bible bag I have more artillery than most police stations and no I’m not talking about my Bible.” We would joke about it all the time.
Here recently, I asked about Mr. J.C. after not seeing him and he went to be with the Lord.
I wonder if Jesus let him take that black Bible bag that he was never seen without past them pearly gates.