It is the policy of First Baptist Church to make its facilities available for use by non-profit groups for the purposes of, or in a manner that is not inconsistent with, the mission of its ministry as outlined in the church's Statement of Faith. Every request will be given consideration except in circumstances where a request is made to use the facilities on a profit basis. There is no fee or donation required to reserve use of the church facilities. In order for the request to be adequately considered, please provide the following information in full.
You may either fill out the building usage form online (below), print out the form (available here), or pick one up in the church office. If you chose to submit a request digitally, you must complete both the Building Use Request Form and the Facility Use Agreement. Requests will be considered by the church's Board of Trustees on the second Thursday of the month. Availability will depend, in part, on scheduled First Baptist activities and program. Priority will be given to groups with connections to First Baptist, then to other groups.
A map of the building is provided below for your reference. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (513) 868-1412 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM.
Building USe Request
Facility Use Rules and Agreement affirmations
1.) The responsible person identified below shall ensure the direct supervision of all event participants, including guests and children present on church property before, during and after the event.
2.) All guests are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner and shall not misuse the facilities or equipment. Everyone is reminded that this is a place of Christian worship, study and fellowship and must be treated with care and respect.
3.) Access to and use of the facilities, including equipment, is limited to the areas and equipment described on page one of this form and approved by the Board of Trustees, together with the restrooms nearest the described area. Setup of tables, chairs and other items are the responsibility of the group using the facilities. Tables, chairs and other items must be returned to the position in which they were found unless instructed otherwise by church staff. Full cleanup is the responsibility of the group using the facilities.
4.) There shall be no running in the hallways.
5.) There shall be no smoking on the premises -- inside or out.
6.) There shall be no alcohol on the premises -- inside or out.
7.) Climbing on, in or around table and chair racks, on and around risers, or on and around the portable basketball goals in the gym is strictly prohibited.
8.) First Baptist Church of Hamilton (FBC) shall in no way be responsible for injuries or accidents resulting from participation in sports or any other events at the church. Such injuries or accidents shall be the sole responsibility of the individual participant. First Baptist Church of Hamilton shall not be responsible for articles which may be lost, misplace or stolen during any event.
9.) The church cannot guarantee that the driveway, parking lots or walkways will be passable or safe. Approval previously granted for an event is automatically revoked if Hamilton City Schools do not open the day of an event because of inclement weather. The facilities cannot be used that day or evening.
10.) FBC does not permit open or unconditional use of its facilities or grounds (referred to as facilities) nor are they generally available for public use. Use of facilities other than the sanctuary is determined on a case by case basis by application. Use of the sanctuary is not permitted without the approval of the Senior Pastor in conjunction with the church's Board of Trustees and Board of Deacons. FBC does not permit any part of its facilities to be used in any manner that is inconsistent with or that contradicts its Statement of Faith, or by persons, groups or organizations that advocate, support or otherwise promote causes or beliefs contrary to that Statement of Faith. By your application, you affirm that the requesting group conforms with the conditions referenced throughout this application to the best of your knowledge, and discovery of any information to the contrary will result in denial of the request and/or immediate withdrawal of consent to use the facilities. You will be provided with a copy of the FBC Statement of Faith and submitting your application acknowledges that you have read and understand its terms.
11.) Although no fee or donation is required to use the facilities, utilities and other potential costs incurred by the church will be a factor in considering a request. A charge may be assessed for cleanup of, or damages to, church property.
12.) Any violation of these rules or other reasonable conditions are sufficient ground to request that you, the group you represent, guests and children leave the premises.
Your signature below acknowledges that you and the group you represent accept and affirm the terms and conditions above. It is your responsibility to advise all participants (including guests and children) of these terms and conditions to ensure their compliance.