Tis the season for giving. And we’ve got you covered with the perfect gift for your church – you won’t even need any wrapping paper.
This Christmas season, gift your church with an ADF Church Alliance membership. This program provides practical and affordable legal help for religious liberty issues.
You may be thinking that your church doesn’t need legal help. Sadly, in today’s culture, churches across the country are encountering challenges to their religious liberty, and there are no signs of that changing in 2019.
These issues come in various forms, such as threats to tax-exemptions, use of church facilities, gender-identity laws, getting equal access to government grants and property, employment regulations, zoning laws, and many more. The legal fees, stress, and negative media attention can be detrimental to ministry.
The reality is that your church needs to be prepared to handle legal issues. This takes a significant amount of time, knowledge, and resources which can place a heavy burden on your pastor and church leadership. ADF Church Alliance is here to relieve this burden and serve your church with practical legal help.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of membership.
✔ A review of your church documents – constitution, bylaws, policies, and more
Lack of adequately written policies and documents can impact your church’s ability to defend itself and may even put your church at risk for legal issues. Our attorneys work with church leaders to develop documents that clearly communicate what the church believes and can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom if needed. A thorough document review can help prepare and protect your church for this generation and the next.
✔ Access to ADF attorneys when your church has legal questions
With nearly 3,000 member churches, our attorneys are well versed on the issues churches face, and your pastors and church leaders can contact ADF attorneys with questions. With this gift, you will be giving them peace of mind, knowing they have a trusted advocate to help navigate religious liberty issues.
✔ Updates on the trending legal issues churches are facing across the country
Your pastor or church leaders can access our members-only website with religious liberty resources, including videos, sample documents, podcasts, and eBooks. Churches receive a monthly newsletter, and we communicate relevant updates, so your church is aware of current issues.
✔ Legal representation – free of additional charge – if your church’s religious freedom is ever threatened
Legal fees can cause a substantial financial burden for churches. The typical hourly attorney fees add up quickly, even for small issues or requests, and going to court can be even more expensive, with some cases costing over one million dollars. Our model is different. Members pay a flat annual fee based on the size of their church, and all of the benefits of the Church Alliance – including representation for religious liberty issues – are offered to you pro-bono, without cost.
This Christmas season, help prepare and protect your church with the gift of membership to ADF Church Alliance.