Our church recently bought a building, before we have been meeting in schools, and I approached the session about carrying on church property. According the the response from the pastor the attitude seemed positive, however, they wanted to do further discussion with other congregations in our denomination. Additionally they suggested they would probably like to have me appear before the session to field questions. My hunch is the questions will probably focus on the second portion of my request, which was that the bylaws for our congregation be updated to by default grant permission to all to carry on church property so the session would not need to review each request. I can imagine some of the obvious questions which might be presented: 1. Would updating the bylaw to grant permission be sufficient to meet the requirement of the law? 2. What percentage of churches grant permission? (I'm not sure this is answerable). 3. What sort of risk does carrying in the church present? Relevant Law: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(rb...eg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-28-425o Anyway, I am looking for any guidance or resources which I might bring to the session for them to consider.