Facility Use

First Baptist Church of Alachua Facilities Use

The primary purpose of the First Baptist Church of Alachua ministry facilities is to to carry out the ministries of our church staff and family. First priority will be for the program and membership needs of the church.

Additionally two types of groups may apply to use the facilities for a fee:

  • Type A – church member, non-ministry related activities including, but not limited to weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, graduations, etc.
  • Type B – Non-profit educational and other activities that are considered an extension of our ministry as evidenced by our financial support or approval or other civic and service activities including musical groups, service clubs, fraternal organizations, etc.

The fee schedule is listed below for easy reference.  Please read the relevant following documents in their entirety before submitting a use agreement so there are no misunderstandings. They require Acrobat reader to view.

Church Use
FBCA Ministry Related Building Use Request (Church Activities Only)

Member or Community Use
FBCA Building Use Policy and Procedures Document and Request Form

Type A

The documents include the relevant forms that have to be completed and provided to the church office at least three weeks in advance of the event. Completed forms may be scanned and emailed to church@fbcalachua.com, faxed, mailed or dropped off at the church. When approved, applicable fees are due at the church office during regular business hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at least 10 days prior to the event.

Emergency scheduling conflicts:  The church reserves the right to pre-empt any facility use for its own in cases of emergencies, such as a funeral. Notice will be provided as early as possible.

Fee Schedule (subject to change)

In addition to the fees stated in the following table:

  1. non-members must show that a standard general liability insurance coverage with a minimum of $500,000 per occurrence is carried by the organization.
  2. a $250 refundable security deposit must be paid upon approval of the event, and will be returned upon completion of the event and a final inspection by the church staff.
Room Max # of people Type A Type B
Gymnasium 350 $200 $250
Gymnasium with kitchen 350 $250 $300
Meeting Room 40 $50 $75
2 or more meeting rooms 20/room $75 $100
Gymnasium and meeting rooms(s) 360 $250 $300
Family Ministry Center Foyer 75 $25 $50
Sanctuary 275 $275 not available
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