Legal Guidance for Churches & Ministries

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Practical legal help for churches so you can freely live and preach the Gospel

Use code ABHE20 for 20% off of your membership fee

Institutions across biblical higher education face legal and social headwinds that are becoming increasingly difficult to navigate.  I can’t think of a better time for ABHE colleges and universities to join the Alliance Defending Freedom with its full range of services.  You need ADF in your corner so that your institution can stay on mission!"

Philip Dearborn, President

Institutions across biblical higher education face legal and social headwinds that are becoming increasingly difficult to navigate.  I can’t think of a better time for ABHE colleges and universities to join the Alliance Defending Freedom with its full range of services.  You need ADF in your corner so that your institution can stay on mission!"

Philip Dearborn, President

What would it mean for your ministry to lose its freedom to operate according to its faith?

We believe churches and ministries are essential in illuminating truth and eternal hope in our society. This light—the Gospel—is one that culture and many of our laws seek to dim.

That’s why Alliance Defending Freedom established the Church & Ministry Alliance.  

We exist to safeguard your religious freedom from cultural pressures and an overreaching government. We want to equip your ministry with legal support and education so you can freely pursue your calling.

Our team is comprised of Christian attorneys and advocates who share your commitment to and excitement for the Gospel. By joining the ADF Church & Ministry Alliance, you can confidently know that your ministry stands on a firm legal foundation.

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Benefits of ADF Church & Ministry Alliance Membership

Legal Support

ADF attorneys can provide a review of your governing documents, help you understand the significance of the language used to describe your ministry, and provide sample statements for job descriptions, facility use policies, and other critical employment documents.

Resources & Education

Quarterly webinars with ADF attorneys and guests, legals guides, ministry-specific legal resources, on-demand videos of ADF attorneys answering commonly asked questions, and Christian worldview resources.

News & Insights

A monthly newsletter, breaking news emails, and Facebook updates to keep you informed of the legal, legislative, and cultural landscape.

Community Building

Attend in-person events to meet with like-minded leaders passionate about shaping culture, access our community website meant to connect you with other members and engage in meaningful discussion, and an opportunity to attend our annual Ministry Leader’s Summit.

Constituent Support

Connect congregants and community to ADF training and job opportunities, provide your members with legal and worldview resources, and gain access to our pre-recorded or live media training to prepare for media opportunities.

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1,572

Legal matters

ADF attorneys reviewed or assisted CMA members in 2023
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Supreme Court Wins

ADF has served as legal counsel or co-counsel
90%

Win Rate

Nearly 90% win rate over the last 10 years

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Is your church legally prepared?

Leaders of Christian colleges and universities are no strangers to the difficulties of a changing culture and changes in the law. As the shifts in law and culture continue, these institutions of higher education are being pressured to compromise their Christian missions. When you are leading a complex operation tasked with equipping the leaders of tomorrow, these pressures can be daunting.

To operate your school in accordance with your beliefs, your school should consider many things to ensure it is prepared and protected, including, but not limited to:

   ·   Employment policies: Are they up to date and consistently applied? Do the policies reflect your school’s beliefs? Does your school have job descriptions for employment positions that best protect your school’s religious liberties?

   ·   Government funding: What sorts of strings are attached to the state and federal benefits you enjoy? Can accepting government money impact your school’s ability to follow biblical standards? Does following biblical standards threaten your ability to access the funding? How does Title IX impact your school and how will it impact your school in the future?

   ·   Student policies: Are Christian ethics reinforced by school admissions and student conduct policies? What kinds of clubs are appropriate for your campus?

Association for Biblical Higher Education has partnered with ADF Ministry Alliance to help prepare and protect your school for these issues and other religious liberty challenges. Through this legal membership program, your school can gain access to experienced First Amendment lawyers who are available to answer religious liberty questions, conduct document reviews and provide advice, and even represent your school in court if necessary and appropriate – it’s virtually all-inclusive for religious freedom issues.

Leaders of Christian colleges and universities shouldn’t have to bear the increasing religious liberty legal burden alone. And a school’s general counsel shouldn’t be overwhelmed by staying current on religious liberty issues when so many other legal issues need attention too. Joining ADF Ministry Alliance can alleviate this burden and lead to a more prepared and protected college or university.

Alliance Defending Freedom

The largest religious liberty legal organization in the world, Alliance Defending Freedom, has been advocating for religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family since 1994. Alliance Defending Freedom recognized the increasing legal issues facing churches, and launched ADF Church Alliance to serve the Church and keep the legal doors open for the spread of the Gospel.

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A part of the ADF Church Alliance
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WIN PERCENTAGE
ADF has won nearly 80% of our cases
15
VICTORIES
At the U.S. Supreme Court since 2011

Member Benefits

All-inclusive religious freedom help for churches - whenever they need it - for a flat annual fee.

We review your church's documents – constitution, bylaws, policies, and more (even if they are incomplete) – and help you make changes to increase your religious freedom protections.

We are available to you as advisors, so you can reach out to ADF attorneys whenever you have religious liberty legal questions.

We keep you informed, so you know the trending religious liberty issues churches are facing across the country and so you are prepared.

If necessary and appropriate, we can represent your church – free of additional charge – in a case involving your church’s religious freedom.

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