Does 508c1a Charitable Organization Status Silence The Church

Fastest Way to File For a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Organization – Does 508c1a Charitable Organization Status Silence The Church

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, then sets it under a basket. Rather, 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 value of forming your Christian organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and also the best way to start a church.

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

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

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 provide testimony under oath, of such statements such as all other nonprofits do.

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

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

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

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

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 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 marriage,
parenting 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 kinds of churches, there are various 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 a 508c1a.

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

The best way to start your church is a 508c1a since it doesn’t 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 everybody in the world.

Contact us to get started today.