At Redeemer, the protection of our kids (and everyone else!) is a top priority, and in a continued effort to make the church building a safe place, we will be adding locks to all of the classrooms’ main doors next week.
Our goal in adding locks is not to protect the room or its contents, but people. As we’ve sought to learn best practices from others, we believe that eliminating unsupervised spaces is one of the more important steps we can take. This adjustment will make these rooms safer when in use and more clearly off limits when not in use. We trust that living together openly in public spaces is best and safest for all of us.
Side doors to the end rooms will also have one-way locks installed so egress will remain safe in an emergency, but the passageway between classes will be unavailable when rooms are not in use. Rooms 5 and 14 will remain open and available for ping pong and foosball.
If you have questions or concerns about this coming change, please reach out to a pastor.