Episode 160: Organizing Your Church Plant's Legal Framework

Get organized legally and get off on the right footing.

In Episode 160 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about establishing a church’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status.  Here’s Jason today’s question:

What should a church planter do to get started filing non-profit paperwork for a church plant?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Whether or not your church actually needs a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
  • How being a part of a denomination affects your legal status.
  • Hear the upcoming legal changes that may impact the relationship between the church and the IRS.

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “In most countries you don’t have to seek tax exemption, you are already tax exempt.” –@edstetzer
  • “The only time you’re going to care about your non-profit status is when you go to the post office and seek a bulk mailing permit.” –@edstetzer
  • “Asking somebody who does the business if you need to have it done is like walking by the shoe shine place and asking if they think you need your shoes shined.” –@edstetzer

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