Forms & Policies

BUILDING USE GUIDELINES & PERMISSION FORM link to BUILDING USE GUIDELINES & PERMISSION FORM

Evangelical Presbyterian Church is used nearly every day and evening for various church and community gatherings and events. If you wish to use any area of the church building, yard, parking lot, and/or Manse for any reason, please contact the Church Office first, even if verbal approval has been given by the pastor or other church officer. This will ensure that the area you are interested in is available on the date you need it, and that approval for your event is obtained, if needed. Contact EPC

This applies to:

  • ministry-related meetings & events
  • building & grounds work and maintenance project days
  • non-ministry-related meetings & events, and,
  • personal parties and get-togethers
And please remember that you are responsible for cleaning up immediately after your meeting, event, or project, as there may be another event scheduled right after yours. Thank you!!

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK & CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE FORM link to CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK & CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE FORMS

Dear Ministry Workers and Leaders:
After years of prayer, discussion, study, and research the Session of Elders has decided to require criminal background checks and child abuse clearances be done on all those who serve in any of our Youth, Children’s, and Special Needs ministries. We have made this decision for the following reasons:
  • Because, as a people forgiven and made new in Jesus Christ, we believe that those of us who have been involved in activities that would be reported on criminal background and child abuse clearance checks should be willing – and not fear – to have the Teaching and Ruling Elders (to whom we have entrusted the welfare of our souls) know about any such activities;
  • Because, as a people forgiven and made new in Jesus Christ, we believe that our old offenses no longer define us, and so we willingly subject ourselves to whatever consequences the pastor and elders would require, trusting that such consequences would not be required as judgment or punishment, but as an aspect of their responsibility before God to wisely shepherd those both weak-in-the-faith and strong-in-the-faith among this congregation of which we are a part;
  • Because, as a people forgiven and made new in Jesus Christ, we choose to humble ourselves to the wisdom God has given our pastor and elders as one way of acknowledging the cleverness of God’s enemy – the Devil – and the Devil’s hatred of, and desire to destroy, each of us individually and Christ’s church as a whole, as well as of acknowledging the reality of our human shortsightedness and weaknesses; and,
  • Because, as a people forgiven and made new in Jesus Christ, we believe the security of the children, teens, and special needs neighbors the Lord has entrusted to us in our membership and ministries is more precious than the reputations of our ministry workers and leaders, and – as ministry workers and leaders ourselves – we choose to follow Jesus and lay down our lives and put our reputations at risk for the sake of the “least of these” among us.
We are grateful for your willingness to pursue Christ’s calling into ministry among the youth, children, or special needs folk here at Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Know that only the Church Secretary, Pastor, and Elders will view the results of these criminal background and child abuse clearance checks, and that we take seriously our responsibility for safeguarding your and each others reputations and privacy.
Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Milford, PA