On a rare day off from work, I visited Ebenezer Baptist Church, a renovated historical church in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King, Jr., once served as pastor of this church.

The building gleamed with cleanliness and grandeur, and the church seemed well kept. Even items saved from its renovation still looked to be in pretty good shape. I didn’t have to wonder about their perspective on safety; I noticed that one of its ministries is “Building and Grounds.”

Yes, they have a ministry devoted to the building and the grounds. This is not to say their reason for having this ministry correlates with their perspective on safety. However, having the mindset to maintain the building leads to a safe environment.

Here are some ideas about church beautification and maintenance, and how they improve safety:

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