Without properly prepared church documents in place, and a team that lives out what those governing documents say, your church is more exposed to legal risk.
These documents are important. Not only do they help guide your ministry, but they can also be used as evidence in the courtroom.
ADF Church Alliance attorneys have helped hundreds of churches – and their leadership teams – understand what is missing in their governing documents. Our attorneys review your church documents with religious freedom and Gospel impact in mind, so your church can be better prepared and protected. We come alongside your church to help maintain its integrity and witness to the culture, to the congregation, and to the courts.
As the culture shifts, the Church faces increased threats. It is important to take action to ensure that your religious freedom is upheld.
Well-written governing documents will help provide legal protection by clarifying your church’s sincerely held beliefs on important matters.
When your church puts these beliefs in writing, and consistently abides by these beliefs, you often have a more easily defensible position in court.
ADF Church Alliance members send documents and policies to our team
ADF attorneys review your documents and provide feedback
Your church implements revised policies and documents to help protect itself
We review documents that may have an impact on your church’s religious freedom.
Generally, these documents include your church constitution, bylaws, employment documents, facility use policy, among others.
We help your church regardless of the current state of its documents.
ADF Church Alliance members have access to various sample documents to help your church if its current documents are incomplete.
“I am grateful for ADF Church Alliance. They have been working alongside us to protect our church and its ministries by updating our church documents. They have been quick to respond and easy to work with. ADF Church Alliance respectfully caught our vision and made suggestions that accentuated and protected our core values.”
Pastor, Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor
“The process has been encouraging and thorough and the recommendations have been very helpful in providing practical, Christ-centered legal advice.”
Deacon, Mountain View Christian Assembly
“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, Northeast Houston Baptist Church