508c1a Ministry Qualified Under Church Umbrella

Best Process to Establish a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – 508c1a Ministry Qualified Under Church Umbrella

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

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 also the ideal way to register a church.

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

The worth of your church compared to any other nonprofit is greater rights, and less constraints.

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

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

Third, churches have particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits do not.

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 contributions.

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

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, among 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 provides advice and counselling on parenting, marriage and other topics through radio, books and social media.

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

Besides the different kinds of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There’s no statute anywhere that says a church must be a 501c3.

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

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

The ideal way to start your church is a 508c1a since it doesn’t wave rights and have speech restrictions, when compared with all other nonprofits.

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

Contact us to begin today.