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This is a discussion on Church: A place for preppers to gather within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by Joe @ Stockton After reading the news link you posted I would say its time to get out of Dodge. This has ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    @Stockton After reading the news link you posted I would say its time to get out of Dodge.
    This has been mentioned here before. My mentor
    said its all many will tell me here. The thing of it is
    some of us can't leave here. In the case of myself
    and my wife its career. We both have good jobs
    and they are both here. I just got mine this year
    and its been a long time effort to get it. My wife
    can move around a little easier but she'd take a
    serious cut in pay to do so. Few people in her
    trade make $100k and it took her 15 years to do
    that. It took me 12 years to become the General
    Manager of the entity I work for. Yes there are
    other country clubs where I could get hired, but
    I need to prove myself here first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pakrat View Post
    Here in the Northeast, churches would not take on the liability of such a group. Our current church (we’re uncommitted) has about 300-350 members and a new building erected in 2014. I asked the pastor if the church was prepared to be used as a gathering place in the event of local emergency… natural disaster, loss of power, etc. He said absolutely not. The building was purposely designed to not be considered a community refuge. There is too much liability in offering shelter services. Therefore, only two bathrooms with two stalls each, no showers, no volume kitchen facilities, no emergency generator, no food or water storage. We like the Sunday service messages, but the premeditated lack of community emergency support makes us question. There seems to be a strong pre-trib rapture perspective among the elders.
    It could be that our church is old. The facility
    is probably 60-70 years old. Its been the same
    church that hole time. I have never heard talk
    or concern of liability.

    One thing I can say is that there is little talk
    about temporary usage in a crisis. I believe that
    is just a given. This church group is focused on
    societal changes that are more permanent. The
    theory or concern is societal collapse. Places
    like Stockton would suffer it as bad as any you
    can imagine.

    Its also intriguing that this committee has representatives
    on the facilities committee and budget committee. When
    there are improvements this committee usually gets its
    way. Like going solar. The church uses little power but
    has a big roof. The solar system sales power back to the
    utility. It is a big enough system to provide for a pretty
    large group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
    This has been mentioned here before. My mentor
    said its all many will tell me here. The thing of it is
    some of us can't leave here. In the case of myself
    and my wife its career. We both have good jobs
    and they are both here. I just got mine this year
    and its been a long time effort to get it. My wife
    can move around a little easier but she'd take a
    serious cut in pay to do so. Few people in her
    trade make $100k and it took her 15 years to do
    that. It took me 12 years to become the General
    Manager of the entity I work for. Yes there are
    other country clubs where I could get hired, but
    I need to prove myself here first.
    @Stockton Hey I understand all that. We all have to "follow the money" to survive. I am glad to hear you have a good support group in your church. That is wonderful. Just be safe man.

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    I have seen congregations make some serious investments in kitchens, generators, solar, bathrooms and making part of the building at least tornado strong. The ones that have done that seem to also be concerned with offering the community help on a routine bases . One Methodist church nearby operates a day care center, offers free or donations only meals a couple times a week, uses there building as a community tornado shelter, an has let it be used for a minimal care/ pandemic flu ward exercise. They have youth sports, operate a food pantry .

    But they have had some issues like the folks riding out the tornado that wanted to smoke in the building or who wanted to cuss while talking in front of little kids from the day care center. Not doing is easier so I can see why congregations choose not to .


    Some churches have rural retreats or church camps so having a place to bug out too is already done for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
    This has been mentioned here before. My mentor
    said its all many will tell me here. The thing of it is
    some of us can't leave here. In the case of myself
    and my wife its career. We both have good jobs
    and they are both here. I just got mine this year
    and its been a long time effort to get it. My wife
    can move around a little easier but she'd take a
    serious cut in pay to do so. Few people in her
    trade make $100k and it took her 15 years to do
    that. It took me 12 years to become the General
    Manager of the entity I work for. Yes there are
    other country clubs where I could get hired, but
    I need to prove myself here first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Stockton,

    Curious, who is raising your children?
    No kids just a dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
    No kids just a dog.
    Excellent!
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    Okay, so there are a few whom (i suspect) are prepping and also some homesteader types at my church. I really don't know if anything will come of it, but it's worth a try. I'm the only one in my immediate family who gives enough of a damn to actually do anything about preparedness. Sure would be nice to find some others that I trust in my vicinity.
    "But in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph"--OL Fatima

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
    The church I attend is pretty large. It has probably 400-500 members.
    The chair and I met
    one on one three times. I learned later that was required before
    I was able to attend a meeting. He asked a lot of questions about
    my faith, my beliefs in things, and my intentions. He is the one
    who told me about this forum and to come here and poke around.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stockton View Post
    This has been mentioned here before. My mentor
    said its all many will tell me here. The thing of it is
    some of us can't leave here.

    Hmmm ..... It seems your mentor knows quite a bit about us here at PF, or at least assumes he does. Is a participating member or one of thousands who have only "listened" in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Okay, so there are a few whom (i suspect) are prepping and also some homesteader types at my church. I really don't know if anything will come of it, but it's worth a try. I'm the only one in my immediate family who gives enough of a damn to actually do anything about preparedness. Sure would be nice to find some others that I trust in my vicinity.
    Annie the gentlemen I met said he and another member
    of the church started the group. One member was invited
    to the others for Christmas one year. At this gathering the
    invited guest noticed a prominent gun safe in the home.
    The topic of gun collections came up. Later the topic of
    preparing came up. Together the two of them met with
    the minister of the church and the group was launched.
    I believe they have a 5 - 6 year history in this now.

    It just takes two.
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