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Facility Use Policy

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

All Centerpoint Community Church property and facilities (including furniture, fixtures, and equipment) are holy and set apart to worship God, regardless of the location of the facility. (Colossians 3:17). Centerpoint Community Church facilities are consecrated to our religious ministry and mission because they are a provision from God. Use of Centerpoint Community Church property shall be for the propagation of the Christian faith, for fellowship, witnessing, religious teaching, and charity. Therefore, all use and occupancy of Centerpoint Community Church property shall be limited to persons of our particular religion, the propagation of religion, or related religious purposes.

All activities on church property must cohere with the religious purpose of Centerpoint Community Church and further its Christian mission, whether the activity has an overt liturgical religious purpose (preaching, worship services, Bible instruction, communion, baptism) or a non-liturgical religious purpose (social service, mentorship, community service, mentorship, benevolence, charity, schools). Centerpoint Community Church conducts all activities in order to advance or express its Christian mission, message and viewpoint. Church facility use shall be exclusively conditioned on whether the use promotes Centerpoint Community Church’s mission, message and viewpoint, as all facility usage is an opportunity to glorify God. In addition, church property is exclusively reserved for persons and organizations who agree to abide by Centerpoint Community Church policies, governing documents, discipline, Statements of Faith, religious beliefs, Purpose Statement, Mission Statement, and polity (the “Written Statements of Faith”), which are incorporated herein by reference, as if fully set forth herein.

Likewise, Centerpoint Community Church facilities are not generally open to the public and may not be used by persons or groups holding, advancing, or advocating beliefs that conflict with the Centerpoint Community Church faith or moral teachings – including but not limited to Centerpoint Community Church Written Statements of Faith, which are incorporated herein by reference, as if fully set forth herein.

Any facilities that are made available to approved non-members for usage are meant to further Centerpoint Community Church’s calling to minister to others, in the vein of charity and witnessing to our faith. For this reason Centerpoint Community Church property cannot be used for purposes that contradict the church’s beliefs, which would constitute a grave violation of the church’s faith and religious practice, as well as degrade Centerpoint Community Church’s religious integrity. (II Corinthians 6:3; and 14; I Thessalonians 5:22.)

OWNERSHIP / CONTROL

Centerpoint Community Church’s lead/senior pastor, under direction, oversight, and authority of the Centerpoint Community Church membership possesses the exclusive power to enforce conformity of belief. In regards to facility usage, Centerpoint Community Church seeks to avoid member confusion, formal or material cooperation with evil, and scandal by associating with any conduct that contradicts its religious beliefs. (1 Peter 2:12.) Church property issues or disputes are directly related to religious doctrine and practice, as all facilities are utilized in a manner to advance or express Centerpoint Community Church’s Christian mission, message, and viewpoint.

(Colossians 3:17.) In the event that church facility use departs in any way from Centerpoint Community Church’s doctrine, Written Statements of Faith, teaching or policies, Centerpoint Community Church’s designated religious authority shall exclusively resolve any disputes. The lead/senior pastor, or his designee, may make inquiry into the religious law and usage of Centerpoint Community Church’s facilities and is therefore essential to the resolution of the controversy.

FACILITY USAGE FEE RATE

Centerpoint Community Church is a not-for-profit corporation. Because the facility is exclusively utilized for religious and ministry purposes, it may be reserved for the below-market rate of $350.00 for non-members, and $150.00 for members. The fee is intended to be used for general maintenance, cleaning, and utilities of church facilities.

GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS

Each individual, group, or organization utilizing Centerpoint Community Church facilities (including equipment and property) is required to abide by all church guidelines, requirements and use restrictions at all times. Each individual, group, or organization is required to sign Centerpoint Community Church’s Facilities Usage Agreement. Centerpoint Community Church incorporates by reference its Code of Conduct, as if fully set forth herein. Centerpoint Community Church incorporates its Statement of Faith on Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender Identity, as if fully set forth herein. Use of any controlled substances, including alcohol, tobacco products, and marijuana, is strictly prohibited on church property. Church facilities are to be used with care and left in good, clear condition. Licensee(s) or Invitee(s) reserving Centerpoint Community Church facilities or property must confine said usage to pre-approved areas of the church property, as provided for in their Facility Usage Agreement.

Any events involving children and youth require adequate adult supervision, provided by the reserving licensee(s) or invitee(s). Centerpoint Community Church reserves the right to coordinate and schedule alternative activities and events in other church facilities. Centerpoint Community Church reserves the right to accept or deny any applicants who seek to utilize or reserve Centerpoint Community Church facilities. Permission that is granted to licensee(s) or invitee(s) to utilize Centerpoint Community Church facilities or property shall not be transferred or passed to any alternative individual, group, or organization without the permission of Centerpoint Community Church

INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY

Non-member facility users will be required to provide their own general liability insurance coverage with a combined single limit of not less than $1,000,000.00, naming Centerpoint Community Church as an additional insured.

Any and all damage occurring to Centerpoint Community Church facilities as a result of their use or reservation, shall be repaired and replaced by the licensee(s) or invitee(s), at a cost determined by advisory team/deacons or their designee.

All who reserve Centerpoint Community Church property or facilities for use agree to release, protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Centerpoint Community Church and its trustees, officers, employees, members and other representatives from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, actions, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and other legal costs) directly or indirectly arising out of their use of any Centerpoint Community Church facilities.

 

APPLICATION

All of our members, employees, and volunteers must affirm and adhere to this Facility Use Policy and Written Statements of Faith referenced herein to qualify for involvement with the ministry. This is necessary to accomplish our religious mission, goals and purpose.

Any non-members who wish to utilize the Centerpoint Community Church’s facilities must acknowledge receipt and review of this Facility Use Policy. Further, non-members must agree to conduct themselves and their event, as well as utilize church facilities, in a manner consistent with the Centerpoint Community Church’s purpose, ministry, Written Statements of Faith and policies, as set forth herein.

 

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