How To Start Nonprofit Ministry In Oklahoma

Simplest Steps to Establish a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Church – How To Start Nonprofit Ministry In Oklahoma

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, then puts 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, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and the ideal method to register a church.

Why do you want church status for your ministry?

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

First, churches do not file income tax returns. All other 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 the rest of the nonprofits do.

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

In case you were wondering if your organization can 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 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 accepted for association of churches in 2016. After 66 years of operation as a nonprofit they had been audited by the IRS and then changed the organization to church status.

Focus on The Family, a ministry that offers advice 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.

Besides the various types of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There’s not any statute anywhere that states 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 even a 508c1a.

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

The best way to register your church is a 508c1a because it does not 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 everyone in the world.

Contact us to begin today.