We started attending a different ‘Baptist’ church in the area. They have a mid-week activity for kids (my daughter is in 8th grade). We started to send her, until she was asked to have us sign and return a “registration form” that states, in part: “...I do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to hold harmless [name of church] and the directors thereof from any and all liability, claims ro demands for personal injury, sickness or death, as well as property damage and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by the undersigned and the participant, that occur while sail person is participating in the above-described trip or activity including travel, recreation and work activities. The undersigned further hereby agrees to hold harmless and indemnify and church, its pastors, directors, employees and agents for any liability sustained by said acts of said participant, including expenses incurred attendant thereto.” Is this common for churches? Would you sign? I was a youth group leader for 5 years. The church had insurance. I would not have dreamed of asking parents to sign such a statement. What think ye?