Separating Church And 508c1a Religious Trust

Fastest Way to File As a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – Separating Church And 508c1a Religious Trust

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 would like to share with you briefly the value of forming your religious organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and also the ideal way to register a church.

Why do you need church status for your ministry?

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

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

Second, churches don’t have to supply 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 particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits don’t.

In case you were wondering if your organization can qualify, here is some 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 which focuses on youth and meet at recreation areas.

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, one of the largest 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 provides guidance and counseling 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 different 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 vital to what it can and cannot do.

The ideal way to register your church would be a 508c1a since it doesn’t wave rights and have speech limitations, when compared with all other nonprofits.

We specialize in 508c1a registration and formation. 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.