Thank you for your interest in partnering with Rock The Island Festival as a Nonprofit-Ministry Partner. Plans for 2017 are well underway and we are very excited about some of the new elements that will be introduced this year.
We would like for our nonprofit ministry tents to have some kind of community activity that adds to the day. Something the fans can engage in like in the past years we had people stuff bags for people at the rescue mission. Or one of them had letter writing to soldiers. You could even do could do face painting for kids or something like that. We can not charge for these activities but we would like to have something else for our patrons to do. As we continue to grow and improve we are also in need of more commitment from our ministry partners to keep Rock The Island Festival relevant and fresh. We are encouraging you to help us. Several of these new, and old, elements could easily be adopted by your ministry. We have always encouraged ministries to be interactive and this would be a great way for you to do this.
Please read over the application carefully as there are some additions this year. We will notify you if you have been selected by June 24th.
ABOUT ROCK THE ISLAND FESTIVAL:
Rock The Island Festival exists principally to bring glory to God and to His son, Jesus Christ. We want to love our guests as Jesus loves and make all of our guests feel welcome and safe.Put another way, we want our event to be a place where guests can find healing and hope, rather than condemnation and judgement. As such, we want the focus of our event to be on Who we are FOR, not who or what we are AGAINST. Therefore, we ask that our ministry partners refrain from displaying items that are inconsistent with this goal.Examples of items not allowed at our event include: T-shirts, banners or other printed material that judge people or behaviors, that demean people who are dealing with issues such as homosexuality, abortion, etc., or that may make our guests feel uncomfortable (e.g., “Free Hugs”).We trust that our valued vendors, sponsors and ministry & media partners will honor our wishes and use their good judgement in this regard. However, festival management reserves the irrefutable right to insist that objectionable items be removed from display.
1. WE BELIEVE the Bible, verbally and plenary inspired, is God's Word; infallible, inerrant, and authoritative in all matters of which it speaks (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:19-21).
2. WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
3. WE BELIEVE the deity of Christ (John 10:33); his virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for ministry booth application to Rock The Island Festival is JUNE 20th.You will be notified of booth approval by email. Application submission does not guarantee that your ministry will be able to participate. SET UP: Ministry booths may begin setting up on the island at 6 AM. the day of the event. Set-up must be completed by 9 AM . Booths must be open from 10 AM - the close of the event. Ministry will have up to 2 hours after event conclusion to dismantle and remove all items brought to the location by ministry. Ministry shall leave the location clean of all trash and substantially in the condition if was before ministry occupied it. There is no electrical or water provided to ministry booths.BOOTH SPACE: Booth space is 10’ x 10’ and no taller than 10’. Set-up is on grass. Ministry supplies own canopy/tables/etc. Canopies larger than 10’ x 10’ will be charged $84 per city regulation*. All canopies must be fire retardant and Ministry Partner must be able to provide proof of fire retardation if requested. Ministry is responsible for keeping area clean and orderly and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations. No loud music, noise or sound amplification devices shall be used by the Ministry staff at the location. No goods may be vended at the event. Ministries may not conduct raffles or games of chance on event grounds. No partisan political or controversial materials shall be distributed or displayed at event. When guest speakers are on stage, ministries will show respect and not do anything to draw the attention of the attendees away from the stage. Booth assignments are at the discretion of Rock The Island Festival and booths may NOT be moved without RTI permission. Failure to adhere to these requests will result to removal from the event.Water and electricity service are not available for Ministry Partner booths.ROCK THE ISLAND FESTIVAL DISCRETION: Ministry Partner hereby agrees to submit to the management and control of Rock The Island Festival, in its sole discretion to shut down the media partner booths during specific times or events throughout the festival. Ministry Partner agrees to cover it’s booth during such time. Further, Ministry Partner hereby acknowledges it’s understanding that Rock The Island Festival is a Christian non-profit ministry that is committed to the Gospel and Word of Jesus Christ, and that all interactions will be conducted before God in a way that is pleasing to Him and consistent with His Holy Word. As a Christian non-profit ministry, Rock the Island Festival reserves the right to make selections of Ministry Partners who are consistent with Rock The Island Festival’s mission and objectives. Rock The Island Festival also reserves the right to ask the removal of any items in Ministry Partner’s booth that are not consistent with said mission and objectives.It is agreed that you, the Booth Holder, will hold harmless Rock The Island from all claims and liabilities for damage to property or injury to persons that occur in or about the rented or used booth space, or any failure to act, whether or not such condition, activity or failure shall result from negligence of the party renting or using the space.STAFFING OF BOOTHS: Booths must be staffed at all times. Workers will be clothed and groomed in a clean, neat, modest fashion and shall conduct themselves in a orderly fashion. If a media partner leaves the festival prior to commencement without prior approval from Rock The Island Festival management, Ministry Partner will not be invited back.COST: There is no charge for set up of a Ministry Partner booth, however Rock The Island Festival reserves the right to restrict the number of booths and types of ministries allowed. Ministry Partner booths will be approved on an individual basis.PARKING: Two (2) parking passes will be provided for parking in designated volunteer area. All cars should be in designated parking areas no later than 10 AM.INSURANCE: It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to secure necessary insurance coverage. Theexhibitor acknowledges that Rock The Island Festival does not maintain insurance covering the Ministry Partner’sproperty and it is the sole responsibility of the Ministry Partner to obtain business interruption, property damage, and liability coverage covering any such losses or claim.MINISTRY PARTNER RISK: Ministry Partner hereby agrees that all personal property, equipment, product & merchandise in or around the Ministry Partner booth area on site shall be at it’s own sole risk and hazard. Ministry Partner hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Rock The Island Festival harmless from any and all claims, cause of action, suits or demands for liability, damage, loss, expense arising from injury to persons or property which may occur in relation or connection to Ministry Partner, its agents, representatives, employees, guests or customers activities, acts, actions, failures or omissions in relation to the festival at any time before, during or after the same.*Fees are subject to change per City of SaginawPROMOTION: Rock The Island Festival is willing to provide Ministry Partner with booth space without charge but in exchange expects Ministry Partner to promote Rock The Island Festival on social media, email blasts and oral & written correspondence. Rock The Island Festival will furnish approved artwork and links for this purpose. Ministry Partner must seek Rock The Island Festival approval to promote event with anything other than that provided to Ministry Partner for this purpose. Ministry Partner will not hold any contests or make any promises on behalf of Rock The Island Festival unless approved. Please provide links, copies and any other proofs of promotion participation as it takes place. We would be happy to assist you in creating promotional pieces that share information regarding Rock The Island Festival.
NOTE: Ministry Partner selection will be based largely on the purpose of the ministry, who it serves, how many volunteers you can provide the festival and how you will promote the event.