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How to Reserve the Church for Your Event

If you are a member or regular attendee of Lebanon Bible Fellowship, you can sponsor an event at the church! Here are the required steps to reserve and host an event at the church.

    Step 2. Check Church Availability.
    Step 3. Submit a Church Reservation Request and receive acceptance of reservation request.
    Step 4. If accepted, fill out and submit the (a) event contract, (b) registration with payment, and (c) Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) showing at least $300,000 of coverage.
    Step 5. Make a plan for set up and tear down. You will be able to contact relevant staff and committee volunteers for training on equipment, A/V needs, room set-up, etc.
    Step 6. Have a great event!
    Step 7. Clean-up after your event. Don’t forget to include this step in your plan, especially for weddings or large events. A checklist is available to help ensure you don’t miss anything that is requested.

Let’s begin!

Step 1. Know Lebanon BFC's Facility Reservation Policy

Before requesting a date on the church calendar or use of the church facility, please make sure you download and read our Facility Usage Policy.

In this document you’ll find:

  • Policies concerning types of uses and events that are permitted
  • Description of the facilities that are available
  • Latest fee schedules
  • PDFs relevant documents including reservation form, contract and clean-up checklist
  • Step 2. Check Church Availability

    First, check the church calendar below to make sure there are no church sponsored events at the church property. Only weekends can be reserved, specifically Friday evening, anytime Saturday, and Fellowship Sunday afternoons.

    Church Calendar

    Second, check if there are other non-church events that month. They will show as “Facility Reserved (Non-Church Event).” Why does this matter? We only make the church available for non-church reservations on one weekend per month OR Fellowship Sunday afternoon.

    This means that:

    • If no one has booked a non-church event that month, you may choose any open Friday, Saturday or Fellowship Sunday.
    • If you are the second person to book a non-church event, you MUST book either the non-reserved day of that weekend or Fellowship Sunday.
    • If you are the third person to book that month, there may only be one day available.

    Here is a list of available months or dates. This list is updated as the various dates are claimed.

    Available Dates:

    January 2024

    • Any Open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, January 14, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    February 2024

    • Any Open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, February 11, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    March 2024

    • Any Open Friday evening or Saturday

    April 2024

    • Any Open Friday evening or Saturday

    May 2024

    • Any Open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, May 12, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    June 2024

    • Friday, June 14, 2024
    • Saturday, June 15, 2024

    July 2024

    • Any open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, July 14, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    August 2024

    • Friday August 23
    • Saturday, August 24
    • Fellowship Sunday, August 11, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    September 2024

    • Any open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, September 8, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    October 2024

    • Any open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, October 13, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    November 2024

    • Any open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, November 10, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    December 2024

    • Any open Friday evening or Saturday
    • Fellowship Sunday, December 8, 2024 (3-10 pm)

    Step 3: Submit a Church Reservation Request

    Once you have your date, fill out the following form to let us know you are interested. We will respond as soon as possible, however, please feel free to reach out to the Executive Secretary for further information.
    Reservations are considered in the order by which they are received, so if you have filled out and submitted this form, your date will not be taken by other non-church reservations.
    Your date is not officially reserved until you receive confirmation it is accepted.

    Once you have made your request, we will contact you as soon as we are able to review it. If you have any additional questions, contact the Executive Secretary or Pastor Herb. Thanks!

    Step 4: Complete Necessary Paperwork

    You will receive an email that your reservation has been accepted. Congratulations! We’re only halfway there, though.

    You will need to complete the following:

    • Submit payment for the reservation. This can be accomplished electronically or with cash or check. This is accomplished through an electronic form – yes, you will have already given us much of the information on the form – this will reserve your spot and provide you with a receipt.
    • Sign Contract for Your Event. This is a physical, printed form that you can sign and scan to send back, mail or hand deliver to the church.
    • Submit a Certificate of Liability Insurance for at least $300,000. This is usually accomplished through home or renter insurance agencies. If this is for an organization, there may be business or professional liability policies that you can added this to as well.

    Step 5: Plan Your Event

    Phew! Paperwork is done. We will provide you with a list of contacts for planning your event. Please coordinate with the contacts listed to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. In some cases, you’ll need to be proactive and make yourself available for training e.g. if you plan to use kitchen appliances or need A/V help. Ultimately, it is up to you to make sure you have a workable plan for any special aspects of your event. And make sure you have requested any needed assistance to clean up after your event.

    Step 6: Have a great event!

    We’re happy to make what God has provided us available as a blessing to our church family!

    Step 7: Clean Up

    Checklists are available on what is expected. Generally, it is simply wiping down surfaces, disposing of trash, and making sure the space is ready for the next event.