Church Vs. 508c1a Charitable Organization

Easiest Way to Set Up a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – Church Vs. 508c1a Charitable Organization

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

I would like to share with you briefly the worth of forming your Christian organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and also the ideal way to register a church.

Why do you need church status for your own ministry?

The value of your church compared to some other nonprofit is greater rights, and less 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 must give testimony under oath, of these statements such as all other nonprofits do.

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

In case you’re wondering if your organization may 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 that focuses on youth and meet at recreation areas.

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 had been audited by the IRS and then changed the organization to church status.

Focus on The Family, a ministry that provides guidance and counselling on parenting, marriage and other subjects through radio, books and social media.

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

Besides the various types of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There is no statute anywhere that says a church is required to be a 501c3.

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

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

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

We specialize in 508c1a formation and registration. 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 get started today.