How To Be A Treasurer To A 508c1a Movement Church

Legal Way to Start a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – How To Be A Treasurer To A 508c1a Movement Church

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, then puts 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 worth of forming your Christian organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and the best way to start a church.

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

The worth of your church in contrast to any other nonprofit is greater rights, and fewer constraints.

First, churches don’t file income tax returns. The rest of the nonprofits do.

Second, churches do not have to provide records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they have to give testimony under oath, of these statements like the rest of the 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’s some 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, among 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 advice and counseling on parenting, marriage 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’s no 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 start your church would be a 508c1a because it doesn’t wave rights and also have speech restrictions, 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 everyone in the world.

Contact us to get started today.