Documents Required To Start A Church

Easiest Method to Register a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – Documents Required To Start A Church

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 home.

I would like 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 best way to register a church.

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

The value of your church in contrast to some other nonprofit is better rights, and fewer constraints.

First, churches do not file income tax returns. The rest of the nonprofits do.

Second, churches don’t 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 special audit protections, where each of other nonprofits don’t.

In case you were wondering if your organization may qualify, here’s a few 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 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 subsequently changed the organization to church status.

Focus on The Family, a ministry that offers guidance and counseling 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.

Apart from the different types of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There is not any statute anywhere that states a church must 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 crucial to what it can and cannot do.

The best way to start your church would be a 508c1a since it does not wave rights and have speech limitations, compared to 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 in the world.

Contact us to begin today.