How To Apply For 508c1a Nonprofit For Church

Legal Process to Register a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – How To Apply For 508c1a Nonprofit For 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 house.

I want to share with you briefly the value of forming your religious organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and also the best method to start a church.

Why do you need church status for your ministry?

The value of your church compared to any other nonprofit is better rights, and less constraints.

First, churches don’t file income tax returns. All other nonprofits do.

Second, churches do not have to supply records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they must provide testimony under oath, of such statements like all other nonprofits do.

Third, churches have particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits do not.

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 principal income comes from thrift sales and donations.

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

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, among the most significant evangelism ministries in America approved for association of churches in 2016. After 66 years of operation as a nonprofit they were audited by the IRS and then changed the organization to church status.

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

Besides the various kinds of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There’s not any statute anywhere that says a church must 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 vital to what it can and can’t do.

The ideal way to register your church would be a 508c1a because it does not wave rights and have speech restrictions, 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 everybody in the world.

Contact us to get started today.