FIRSt 508c1a Faith Based Organization Church

Easiest System to Form a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Church – FIRSt 508c1a Faith Based Organization Church

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 would like to share with you briefly the value 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 do you need church status for your own ministry?

The value of your church compared to any other nonprofit is greater rights, and less 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 have to provide testimony under oath, of these statements such as the rest of the nonprofits do.

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

In case you’re wondering if your organization can 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 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, among the largest evangelism ministries in America accepted 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 counseling 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.

Apart from the different kinds 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 corporation or even a 508c1a.

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

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

We specialize in 508c1a registration and formation. 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.