Please find the attached Release Form and bring it with you (completed & signed) to the event which you are planning to attend. This form is valid for the entire calendar year (through December 31, 2018).
Background Checks: Every adult that works with our children or student ministry is required to undergo a federal background check.
Hotel Policy: When staying in hotel-style rooms or camping, no youth/student is permitted to sleep in the same tent or room as an adult other than his or her own parent or guarding. Adults and youth/students sharing a large sleeping space (for example, a barracks-style retreat room) is acceptable as long as two qualified adults are present.
The hotel room policy is adopted from Lynn Buzzard’s Church Policy Manual Guidebook: A Legal and Practical Guide for Developing Church Policies (Raleigh: Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 2004).
This policy was approved by the deacon board at the September 2014 meeting.
Updated Statement on Church Services
Dare County Covid-19 Guidance
"All services and activities on MBC campus will adhere to the Dare County State of Emergency Declaration for Covid 19. This mandate requires masks to be worn to cover mouth and nose when 6 ft social distancing cannot be maintained. For members and visitors of our church, some examples of when 6 ft social distancing cannot be maintained include:
Entering and exiting the building.
Walking down isles or other confined spaces.
Walking to and entering the restroom.
Both indoor and outdoor activities must use masks where at least 6 ft of social distance cannot be maintained. This includes outdoor services or any other activities on church property.”
This means that once you are seated in the sanctuary (if you attend the inside service) you may remove your mask, because you will be socially distanced. You do not have to wear a mask for the entirety of the service. Again, it is only when you are “unable” to maintain the six feet social distancing rule.
Those individuals with legitimate health reasons, or children under 12 are exempt. This policy will remain in effect as long as county or state legal mandates are in place.
1 Corinthians 10:24 (NKJV) “Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.”