508c1a Foundation Church Is A Buisness

Simplest Process to Start a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – 508c1a Foundation Church Is A Buisness

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, and then sets it under a basket. Rather, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the home.

I want to share with you briefly the worth of forming your religious organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and the ideal method to form a church.

Why is it that you want church status for your ministry?

The value of your church compared to some other nonprofit is greater rights, and fewer constraints.

First, churches don’t file income tax returns. All other nonprofits do.

Second, churches do not need to provide records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they have to give testimony under oath, of these statements like all other nonprofits do.

Third, churches have particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits don’t.

In case you’re wondering if your organization can qualify, here is some examples of
IRS approved churches and church ministries:

The Salvation Army. Since 1958, classified as a church and association of churches, their primary income comes from thrift sales and donations.

Young Life, a non-denominational church that focuses on youth and meet at recreation areas.

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, one of the largest evangelism ministries in America approved for association of churches in 2016. After 66 years of operation as a nonprofit they were audited by the IRS and subsequently changed the organization to church status.

Focus on The Family, a ministry that offers advice and counselling on marriage,
parenting and other topics through radio, books and social media.

The law firm, Liberty Counsel, an integrated auxiliary of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Besides the various kinds of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There’s not any statute anywhere that states a church is required to be a 501c3.

A church could be organized as a 501c3, a 501c4, a 501d, a for-profit corporation or even a 508c1a.

How your church is organized is vital to what it can and cannot do.

The ideal way to register your church would be a 508c1a because it does not wave rights and also have speech limitations, compared to all other nonprofits.

We specialize in 508c1a formation and registration. Just as a lampstand holds a candle to be a light to everyone, a 508c1a holds your ministry to be a light to everyone in the world.

Contact us to get started today.