Facility Usage Request
Thank you for considering The Bridge Community Center (BCC) for your upcoming event. The Bridge is a ministry of First Baptist Peachtree City (FBCPTC) and our primary purpose is to build relationships by meeting expressed needs of the community so that all may have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Building use activities fall under the jurisdiction of the Bridge Director. No commitment for building use is finalized until the Facility Usage Agreement has been completed and executed by the director and any required deposit received.
Approval of the use of the grounds and facilities does not constitute or imply endorsement of a group, their mission, or their positions. Groups approved to use facilities must not advertise the event in such a way as to imply endorsement by BCC or the congregation of FBC PTC. No activities or advocacy may take place within our buildings or grounds that conflicts with the Bylaws and the practices of this congregation and the denomination. Organizations or individuals whose activities and/or mission are in conflict with the mission and doctrinal beliefs of FBC PTC will not be allowed to reserve space for or hold events/activities at the Bridge Community Center.
Steps to Facility Use Scheduling
Fill out a Facility Usage Agreement.
Upon electronic submission of the Facility Usage Agreement the director will evaluate your request and notify you if it is approved or not approved.
The facility deposit and rental fees are currently being evaluated and revised and will be posted as soon as they are available. Please do not make a deposit when submitting a facility request, the deposit invoice will be sent upon approval of the request.
RULES & REGULATIONS
All persons and/or groups using our facilities are expected to exercise reasonable care and judgment in such use in order to prevent defacement, damage, or breakage. The person(s) signing the application for use shall be responsible for paying costs incurred by BCC or FBCPTC in cleaning, repairing, or replacing any part of the building or its furnishings and equipment which in the judgment of the Director of Bridge Ministries has been carelessly or irresponsible subjected to more than normal wear and tear by the persons or group involved.
Rooms will be set per the requested arrangement designated on the request form. Complicated or large setups may incur an additional charge.
Gym Sound System
The Auditorium sound reinforcement or recording systems are available upon request. The systems must be operated by a FBC PTC production team member (for an additional charge) or by technicians pre-approved by the Technical Director of FBC PTC. Group-provided sound, recording, or video equipment may not be attached to this sound system through cables or connections. All media needs to be delivered to Technical Director no less than one (1) week prior to scheduled event.
All members of all groups using our facilities shall abide at all times by a “no tobacco” rule in all parts of the building, including corridors and restrooms, as well as outdoors on building property & parking lots. Violation of this rule is sufficient ground for a staff member to withdraw immediately any group’s use of the facilities and/or to deny use in the future.
The serving, consumption, or use of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, or narcotics shall not be permitted at any time on BCC property, including the outdoor areas, and parking lots.
BCC is a “weapons free” facility. Any and all firearms are strictly prohibited unless carried by a law-enforcement officer.
In case of doubt or uncertainty by any outside person or group about the application or interpretation of these regulations, or in our customary practices nor specifically mentioned here, the Bridge Director or their delegated representative shall decide the matter and all individuals and groups shall abide by the Director’s directions or forfeit immediately the use of any part of the facility.
Supervision of Children and Youth
FBC PTC has adopted the policy for the safety of children and youth. All users of the facility are expected to follow the guidelines of this policy including the following:
- No fewer than two adults must be present at all times during any program or event involving children.
- These adults must be 18 or older and must be at least five (5) years older than the children with whom they are working.
- Children are not allowed in other areas of the building (including the game room, gym, etc. are available) and should be supervised when using the restrooms.
Any questions regarding these policies should be directed to the Bridge Director.
Food and Drink
Food and drinks in the gym are allowed with advance approval.
No decorations may be attached to the walls, doors and light fixtures. No decorating is permitted in the hallways. Any other decorations must be removed immediately and completely following the event.
Starting and Ending Times
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am through 6:00pm
Tuesday from 9:00am through 9:00pm
Exceptions to these times must be approved in advance and will be subject to a custodial surcharge and a $12 per hour personnel fee.
Emergency Scheduling Conflicts
The Bridge reserves the right to pre-empt any facility use for its own in cases of emergencies. Notice will be provided as early as possible.
Cleanup and Trash
We ask that you respect the cleanliness of our property by cleaning up after your event, wiping down tables if necessary and depositing any and all trash in the appropriate receptacles. Cleaning tools can be requested if needed from a Bridge crew member. Any event occurring outside normal hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, will also need to take all trash to the dumpster behind the Bridge.
There is no excess storage available, therefore all organizations using the facility will be responsible for storing items offsite.
Bicycles and Skateboards
No bicycles or skateboards are allowed inside the facility.
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any damage to vehicles is at the owner’s expense; BCC is not responsible for theft or damage to personal property.
BCC works to maintain a safe and secure environment within the facility, however no systems are foolproof. We ask that all users pay close attention to personal property and valuables, not leaving them unattended. BCC is not responsible for theft or damage to personal property.
RELEASE AND INDEMINITY
This Release and indemnity Agreement is between the named organization/person (“Facility User”) and The Bridge Community Center.
First Baptist Peachtree City is the owner of the real property and improvements located at 225 Willowbend Rd. Peachtree City, GA 30269(“Property”).
Facility User desires to use the property described above for meetings and other activities.
NOW THEREFORE in consideration of The Bridge Community Center permitting Facility User to use the Property and improvements described above, Facility User agrees as follows:
Facility User hereby releases, discharges, and covenants not to sue First Baptist Peachtree City or The Bridge Community Center or its administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, from any and all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages arising out of Facility User’s use of the Property. If any member, guest, invitee, or participant of the Facility User makes any claim against First Baptist Peachtree City or The Bridge Community Center or its administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, or employees, in connection with the Facility User’s use of the Property, Organization will indemnify, defend and hold First Baptist Peachtree City or The Bridge Community Center and its administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, or employees harmless from any and all litigation expenses, attorney fees, losses, liability, damages, and costs arising out of such claim.
Facility User may be asked to provide a standard general liability insurance coverage of a minimum of $500,000 per occurrence and may be asked to add First Baptist Peachtree City or The Bridge Community Center as an additional insured under the Facility User’s general liability policy.
ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY
I agree to be responsible for the conduct of those coming to, or participating in, the activity for which this application is being made, and for any damage beyond normal wear and tear that may occur as a result of this activity. I will remove all signs posted by my group after the activity has ended. I further agree that The Bridge Community Center property will be used in accordance with the Rules and Regulations, and I hereby consent to the Release and Indemnity Agreement.