adf CHURCH ALLIANCE

The ADF Church Alliance was established by Alliance Defending Freedom to support the ever growing legal needs of churches across the United States. Launched in 2017, it has steadily developed into a robust service that protects, advises, and engages churches for their religious liberty.

The church alliance provides:

LEGAL
COUNSEL

Activist groups have published plans to sue any church that declines to offer its facilities for same-sex weddings.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

States have attempted to mandate that church facilities be used in ways that violate churches’ religious beliefs on human sexuality.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

One state attempted to intrude into the pulpit, dictating what a pastor could preach about human sexuality.

leadership

ADF CHURCH ALLIANCE TEAM

Maggie Christensen

Operations Administrator

Obed Escobar

Regional Director

JEREMIAH GALUS

Legal Counsel

Deb hardin

Legal Assistant

JOHN HARDING

Communications Specialist

Dana Hodges

Regional Director

Christiana Holcomb

Legal Counsel

Ray Kaselonis

Senior Counsel

Kyle McCutcheon

Legal Counsel

J.D. Mesnard

Regional Director

Tonya Shellnutt

Regional Director

The church alliance provides:

LEGAL
COUNSEL

Activist groups have published plans to sue any church that declines to offer its facilities for same-sex weddings.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

States have attempted to mandate that church facilities be used in ways that violate churches’ religious beliefs on human sexuality.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

One state attempted to intrude into the pulpit, dictating what a pastor could preach about human sexuality.

Statement of faith

ADF Church Alliance members should be in general agreement and be able to certify that their own church’s statement of faith (or similar document) does not materially conflict with the following portions of the Alliance Defending Freedom statement of faith:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe that all those who die in God’s grace through faith are assured eternal salvation; those who die in a state of sin and unbelief suffer the punishment of Hell.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

ADF Church Alliance members must be in specific agreement with the following portions of the Alliance Defending Freedom statement of faith.

  • We believe God immutably creates each person as male or female. Rejecting one’s biological sex
    rejects God’s created design.
  • We believe God designed marriage as a unique conjugal relationship joining one man and one woman in a single, exclusive, life-long union. God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman joined in marriage.
  • We believe all forms of sexual immorality are sinful and offensive to God.
  • We believe God endows all human life with inherent dignity at every stage of development and it must be respected and protected from conception to natural death. Thus, the unjustified, intentional taking of human life before or after birth is sinful and offensive to God.
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