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why church leaders join
“With the seemingly sudden and bold attack on religious liberty in recent years, our church has sought out a trusted partner to position and equip us legally for ministry in the coming years. We chose ADF and partnered with them through their Church Alliance program. I would strongly encourage other churches to partner with them as well.”
Pastor Nathan Lino Northeast Houston Baptist Church
Legal issues involving churches are increasing
Legal Issues Involving Churches are Increasing.
We at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) are assisting nearly 50 churches at any given time with legal issues affecting their ability to freely live and preach the Gospel.
Since 2015, we have advocated before the Supreme Court of the United States twice to help secure freedom for your church through precedent-setting cases.
The right of churches to post signs inviting people to church - by God's grace, we won this precedent in 2015
The right of churches to receive neutral public benefits (like state grants) - we helped secure this victory in 2017
We also help churches with legal issues that impact your religious freedom:
Church employment and operations issues
Free speech issues
Tax exempt status issues
Land use issues
And many more
ADF launched the ADF Church Alliance in 2017 to specifically address the growing legal needs of churches at the local level. As Christians, we are dedicated to seeing the Church flourish and to helping the Gospel go forward without laws getting in the way.
Join us to help secure your right to freely preach and operate your church consistent with biblical principles.
freedom for churches
Discover how Alliance Defending Freedom Church Alliance partners with churches to help preserve religious freedom across America.
adf church alliance benefits
adf church alliance benefits
We help churches with religious liberty and church autonomy legal issues.
✔ We help you with your church documents – constitution, bylaws, policies, and more (even if they are incomplete).
✔ Reach out to ADF attorneys whenever you have legal questions, so you aren’t left wondering.
✔ Know the trending legal issues churches are facing across the country, so you are prepared.
✔ If necessary, we can represent your church – free of additional charge – in a case involving your church’s religious freedom.
Church documents that can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom
Increased understanding of challenges the Church faces
Peace of mind when confronting legal issues or changes
A strong legal ally in their corner
your church's investment
What's My Church's Investment in Religious Freedom?
Today’s legal culture makes going to court costly. Advocating all the way to the Supreme Court – as Alliance Defending Freedom has done successfully nine times in the past seven years – can cost over $1 million per case.
Legal challenges can also have a cost that impacts future generations. If churches don’t protect and support religious freedom, who will?
Don’t wait for a lawsuit before you consider how to prepare and protect your church. Lead your church without carrying its legal burden – join today.
ADF Church Alliance Membership is Based on Average Weekly Church Attendance.
ADF Church Alliance provides legal help to churches so they can freely live and preach the Gospel in their communities. You are steps away from legal consultation, customized resources for your church, and personalized support.