Building and Property Use Agreement

LifeBridge Community Church’s primary purpose is to carry on the mission of connecting people to Jesus by reaching the lost, discipling the saved and sharing the love of God with everyone. It has a desire to serve as an outreach to the community. The congregation is happy to have your organization share our facility.

So that all church members and outside groups can enjoy our facility we ask that you follow this guide and fill out the “Building and Property Use Agreement” and “Indemnity Release” forms below. You will receive a copy of the approved forms. These forms are to be used for occasional use of the facility, such as one-time only or for a few hours one day each week or month.

Building use activities fall under the jurisdiction of the LifeBridge Community Church Board of Directors. Requests for building use are managed through the Board of Directors. No commitment for building use is finalized until the “Use Agreement” has been approved and executed through the Board of Directors. Local organizations and individuals for one-time or short-term usage also may use the church building and property. When possible we will attempt to make our facility available to such groups. Our first priority is to congregational programs and membership needs. Priority is given to nonprofit groups that are supported by the church and finally to other nonprofit organizations.

Approval for the use of the grounds and/or facilities of the congregation does not constitute or imply endorsement of a group, their mission, or their position. Groups approved to use congregation facilities are not to advertise the event in such a way as to imply endorsement by the congregation. No activities or advocacy may take place within the congregation, its buildings or grounds that conflict with the practices of this congregation and the LCMS.

Steps to facility use scheduling:

  • Read through this page and complete the forms below.
  • Email any additional information you feel might be useful in helping to determine if we can accommodate your group to

Fees for facility use:

  • At this time the congregation does not charge a fee for the use of our facilities. Donations to cover the cost of utilities and cleaning are appreciated.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Church Property: Church property will not be loaned, borrowed, or removed from church premises without prior permission from the Board of Directors. Church property such as chairs, tables, tablecloths, etc., may be used when using the facility under the rules herein.
  2. Facility Care: The church area used by your group must be left clean and orderly with church furniture and property returned to its designated place.
    Expectations of cleaning:
    • Café
      1. Check tables, if needed wipe off. Pick up any food or drink unattended.
      2. Clean bar area, wipe off if needed.
      3. Clean coffee pots/pitchers.
      4. Assure warmers and coffee pots are turned off.
      5. Empty all trash containers in the café area.
      6. Sweep floor, wet mop if needed.
    • Kitchen
      1. Assure all equipment used for cooking is turned off. Pilot lights are to remain on after use.
      2. All cooking surfaces will be cleaned properly.
      3. All surfaces are to be cleaned using proper sanitizers.
      4. Floors will be swept and mopped to a clean condition.
      5. All utensils, pots, pans, and cutting boards will be washed dried and returned to the proper storage place.
      6. All unused food from the event should be removed from the premises and not placed in cooling units in kitchen.
      7. All trash will be emptied and liners replaced.
    • Game Room
      1. Pick up any food or drink unattended.
      2. Empty all trash containers in the game room area.
      3. Sweep floor, wet mop if needed,
    • Sanctuary
      1. Pick up any food or drink unattended.
      2. Empty all trash containers in the sanctuary.
      3. Sweep floor, wet mop if needed.
  3. Kitchen Rules: The kitchen must be left clean and orderly after use. Garbage and trash must be bagged and placed by one exterior door. Spare trash bags are in each trash can. Additional church supplies are not to be used except by church sponsored activities.
  4. Sanctuary Sound System and Stage Area: The Sanctuary sound system and stage, including any Instruments that are in place on the stage, are not to be used, disturbed or removed for any reason. Use requestor will notify the Board of Directors If the stage is needed and church members will see that the stage is cleared. If microphones are required, use requestor must notify the Board of Directors to arrange a sound technician for set up of the system.
  5. No Smoking and No Alcohol use allowed: All members of all groups using our facilities shall abide at all times by a “no smoking” and “no alcohol” rule in all parts of the building, including corridors and restrooms.
  6. Building Use: All groups agree that they will ensure that all event participants leave the building after the event, They will be responsible for turning off all lights, returning church property to its designated place, emptying all trash cans and place trash at an exterior door.
    • The user of the building will have Church Trustee contact information provided prior to using the building. It is the responsibility of the user to contact the Trustees to have the building open for use and to notify Trustees when vacating the building.
  7. No Games of Chance: Gambling or bingo on the church premises is strictly prohibited.
  8. Supervision of Children and Youth: The congregation seeks to provide a safe environment for children and youth. All users of the facilities are expected to follow the guidelines of this policy including the following:
    • No fewer than two adults should be present at all times during any program or event involving children.
    • Adult supervision is required at all times both inside and outside of the church property including the parking lot.
    • Children and/or siblings of the group members must stay with the group or under the care of additional adult supervisors.
  9. Food and Drink: Food and drink should be limited to designated areas. Anyone using the church property is responsible for cleaning up after each use, both inside and out. If a private catering service is used for the event, the caterer must furnish all equipment (e.g. dishes, silver, utensils, table cloths, etc.) and remove immediately after the event. Storing of catering equipment is not permitted.
  10. Decorations: Decorations may be attached to the walls or doors with removable tape that will not permanently damage the surface. All such decorations must be removed immediately and completely following the event.
  11. Emergency Scheduling Conflicts: The congregation reserves the right to pre-empt any facility use for its own in cases of emergencies, such as funerals and special congregational meetings. Notice will be provided as early as possible.
  12. Storage: Excess storage is limited for organizations other than church groups. As such, all organizations using the facilities will be responsible for storing accessories offsite unless prior arrangements have been made via the Board of Directors.
  13. Breakage: 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 the church in cleaning, repairing, etc., any part of the building and/or its furnishings and equipment which in the judgement of the congregation has been carelessly or irresponsibly subjected to more than normal wear and tear by the person(s) or group(s) involved.
  14. Security: The congregation works to maintain a safe and secure environment within the facilities; however no systems are fool proof. We ask that all users pay close attention to personal property and valuables, not leaving them unattended. The congregation is not responsible for theft or damage to personal property.
  15. Heating and Cooling: After the event or use, the heaters and/or air conditioning must be returned to the designated settings.
  16. Final Decisions: In case of doubt or uncertainty by any outside person or group about the application or interpretation of these regulations, or in the customary practice not specifically mentioned here, the Board of Directors or their delegated representative shall decide the matter and all individuals and groups shall abide by the Board of Directors directions or forfeit the use of any part of the facility immediately.

Release and Indemnity Agreement

This release and indemnity agreement is between the party listed in the form below and LifeBridge Community Church Sealy Texas for the use of the property described above for meetings or other activities.

Now, therefore, in consideration of LifeBridge Community Church permitting the organization or individual(s) to use the property described herein the organization or individual(s) agree(s) as follows:

  • Organization or individual(s) hereby indemnify, hold harmless, release, and discharges LifeBridge Community Church and its administrators, directors, agents. officers, members volunteers and/or employees from any and all liability, claims demands, losses or damage arising out of the use of property or facility.
  • Acceptance of Responsibility:

l/We 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 which may occur as a result of this activity. I/We will remove all signs posted my my/our group after the meeting or event has ended. l/We further agree that the church property will be used in accordance with the rules and regulations of the congregation (a copy of the “Building and Property use Agreement” has been received) and l/We hereby consent to the release and Indemnity Agreement.

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