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    How can an Attorney Help Me Start a New Church?

    It may seem unusual for a church to have an attorney, but nearly all churches are structured as nonprofit organizations and are registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). That means they must follow specific business and accounting practices. Any type of religious organization can benefit from legal counsel. A nonprofit organization will need a […]

    How can a Lawyer Help With a Church Event?

    A church serves its community in many ways. Churches often act as a central point for congregants to gather. They may also put on frequent community events for anyone to take part in and allow outside organizations to use the church property and facilities to put on their own events. When a church puts on […]

    Why Do I Need a Lawyer When Drafting Church Bylaws?

    A formally organized church enjoys many great benefits, including greatly reduced tax liabilities. Formal organization requires more than simply picking a religious leader, choosing a religious location, and posting times of worship. A formally organized church needs a charter with bylaws that help to determine governance and general rules of operation. An experienced lawyer can […]

    How can I Legally Prepare My Church for Growth?

    Every minister’s goal is to show people salvation. Seeing more people realize their faith and developing stronger relationships are signs they are succeeding in their ministry. That may also mean the church is growing. Like any business, a growing church presents challenges that the leader of the organization needs to tackle. There are many important […]

    How can an Attorney Help with the Business Needs of a Church?

    Religious institutions of all faiths are generally structured as nonprofit organizations. Many of these entities are registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as 501(c)(3) organizations. Due to this, they are subject to specific business and accounting standards and responsibilities. Even smaller churches that are not registered with the IRS are considered nonprofits by their […]

    Houses of Worship, Denominational Groups Eligible for New Security Grants

    New funding from the Department of Homeland Security will allow houses of worship, nonprofits, and faith group to apply for grant money to bolster on-site security and planning. Through the Department’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program, organizations can request up to $150,000 to hire more security personnel, install cameras around facilities, training, and safety planning. Local […]