Operate Church Retreats Without 508c1a Charity

Most Simple Way to Register a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – Operate Church Retreats Without 508c1a Charity

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, 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, some examples of IRS approved churches, and the ideal way to start a church.

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

The worth of your church compared to some 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 provide records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they have to provide testimony under oath, of such statements like 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 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 contributions.

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

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 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 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 various kinds of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There’s 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 best way to register your church would be a 508c1a because it does not wave rights and also have speech limitations, 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 begin today.