YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Since 1999, 700 people have been killed in violent acts in churches.

Much has been done to make our schools safer but what about our churches?

People from churches around Mahoning county are at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown to learn new ways to stay safer by creating their own church security teams.

Organizers say church members need to know what to be aware about, how to get people out of the church when an active shooter comes in and how to lock down a facility when needed.

Church Security Alliance