All families with kids in Children's and Youth Ministries need to read and sign the below liability waiver.
Release of Liability: By signing this Release Form, I expressly warrant that the child named above is capable of withstanding both the physical and mental demands of the activities discussed above. I also expressly assume all risks of the child whether such risks are known or unknown to me at this time. I further release First Christian Reformed Church and its ministers, leaders, employees, volunteers, and agents from any claim that my child or I may have against them as a result of injury or illness incurred during the course of participation in the activities. This release of liability shall include (without limitation) any claims of negligence or breach of warranty. This release of liability is also intended to cover all claims that members of the child’s or my family or estate, heirs, representatives, or assigns may have against Christian Reformed Church or its ministers, leaders, employees, volunteers, or agents.
First Aid & Emergency Medical Treatment: I do hereby give permission for agents of First Christian Reformed Church to seek and secure any needed medical attention or treatment my child including hospitalization, if in the event director’s opinion such need arises. I give permission for attending physician(s) and other medical personnel to administer any needed medical treatment, including surgery. In so doing I agree to pay all fees and costs arising from this action to obtain medical treatment.
Publicity: On occasion, First Christian Reformed Church takes photographs or makes audio/visual recordings of children involved in church activities. Such photographs and audio/visual recording may be used in First Christian Reformed Church publications, social media sites or advertising materials. In addition, local news organizations may hear of our activities or events, and our church may invite or allow them to photograph or record our evens for news reporting on special interest features. I consent to the use of any such audio/visual recordings of the child named above to be used, distributed, or displayed as the directors of the church see fit.
Transportation: I give permission for my child to be transported to/from the indicated ministry events. This permission extends to both vehicles operated under and scheduled through the church transportation ministry, and transportation arranged in privately owned vehicles. If, in the course of the ministry, activities are arranged which require transportation away from the church premises, I give my permission for my child to participate in these events, and be transported to and from them. Whether my child is in a church-owned or private vehicle, I understand and have discussed with him/her that: 1) They are expected to wear seat belts at all times. 2) They are to remain seated and not be disruptive to the driver, 3) They are expected to respect each other and the vehicle they are riding in.