BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH
GENERAL RELEASE OF LIABILITY
As a body of believers, we seek to follow the biblical mandate which disallows bringing charges against brothers in civil courts. We also seek to be good stewards of the resources and blessings which the Lord has provided. We believe it is essential that all members understand our position prior to any mishaps.
Bear Creek Community Church is a not-for-profit entity. The leadership is made up of Pastors, and lay leaders who have volunteered their time to organize activities on behalf of the church family. Participation in any event is strictly voluntary. No group, leaders, or members are liable for any injuries or damages, whether connected with a group event or not.
At every event, parents are responsible for their own children. Children are never allowed to attend any function without a parent or adult designee.
Any special guests (grandparents, relatives, out-of-town friends, etc.) who accompany members to any event are under the sole responsibility of that member for behavior, damages, injuries, etc.
It is expected that any member or his child or guest who damages property or who causes injury, either willfully or through neglect, will take personal responsibility for his actions. Any person, whether member or not, who has such a claim will be directed to discuss the offense individually with the party he believes to be responsible. If such disputes cannot be handled by the parties individually, it is expected that they will follow the guidelines of Matthew 18 and when assistance is needed, through our church leadership.
In the remote event of a catastrophe injuring members while at any event, we require a MEDICAL RELEASE form (on reverse) for each child to be signed and on file (one copy held in the Church Office and one in the field trip/event packet which we will attempt to have on hand at every event.) No child may participate in any activity without such a form being filled out and signed by the child’s parent/guardian first.
I have read the above and agree to hold Bear Creek Community Church harmless in the event of any damages or injuries to me, to my children, guests, or to my property.