Steps To Opening Nonprofit Ministry Oregon

Legal Steps to Start a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – Steps To Opening Nonprofit Ministry Oregon

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 home.

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

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

The value of your church compared to some other nonprofit is greater rights, and fewer constraints.

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

Second, churches don’t have to provide records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they have to give testimony under oath, of these statements like all other nonprofits do.

Third, churches have particular audit protections, where each of 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 that focuses on youth and meet at recreation areas.

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, among the largest evangelism ministries in America approved 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 provides guidance and counselling 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.

Apart from the different types of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There is 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 a 508c1a.

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

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

Contact us to get started today.