How Many People Do You Need To Start A Nonprofit

Fastest Way to Launch a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – How Many People Do You Need To Start A Nonprofit

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 house.

I want to share with you briefly the value of forming your religious organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and the ideal way to form a church.

Why do you want church status for your own 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. All other nonprofits do.

Second, churches don’t have to supply records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they have to provide testimony under oath, of these statements like all other nonprofits do.

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

In case you were wondering if your organization may qualify, here is 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 donations.

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

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, one of the largest evangelism ministries in America accepted 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 counselling 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 various ways to organize a church.
There’s no 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 corporation or a 508c1a.

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

The best way to form your church would be 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. 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.