In youth ministry, you never know where circumstances may lead. Having an emergency plan and a list of emergency contacts is vital to quickly and effectively handling unforeseen situations. 



Unexpected interruptions happen. The key is knowing how to respond. 

  • Where are the emergency exits? (Would students know where to exit the building?) If you’re not sure, check with your church property rep (or equivalent). 
  • Where’s the evacuation meeting place? 
  • In what situations would you require a lockdown? 
  • Do students know the address/location of your church? 



Prepare—and keep updated—a list of contacts. Some of these contact groups are for immediate emergencies; others are for crisis/urgent situations. As you compile these, ensure the appropriate leaders know how to access these contacts. 

Police: ___________________________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 

Fire: ____________________________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 

Ambulance: _______________________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 

Child/Family Services/CAS: ____________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 

Counsellor: _______________________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 


While the following are not for emergency purposes, it’s helpful to have the contact information available. 

School Principal: ___________________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 

Mental Health Services: ______________________________ (_______) _______ – ____________ 

What other contacts would you have on hand? Add it to the comments.