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Is Your Ministry Ready for the Changing Culture?

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Do you know the laws impacting your ministry?

Are your ministry's governing documents protecting you?

Does the changing culture worry you or your staff?

What would happen if your ministry was sued?

Do you need a trusted legal partner to guide you?

You're not alone if you're uncertain to the answer of even one of these questions. That's why many have already turned to Alliance Defending Freedom and have joined to become members of the ADF Ministry Alliance.

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  • Do you know how your ministry’s religious freedom is being impacted in your state?
  • Do changing sexual orientation and gender identity laws present challenges to your ministry?
  • Do you need a trusted legal partner to guide you?
  • Does the changing culture concern you or your staff?
  • What would happen if your ministry were sued for operating according to biblical principles?
  • What employment policies do you have in place to bolster your ministry’s religious freedom protections?

Ministries Are Facing Increasing Religious Freedom Challenges

The culture is changing. Changes in culture are leading to changes in the law, and those changes may affect your ministry.

Ministries face an increasingly challenging legal culture that threatens your ability to serve and to carry out your mission. Today, it isn’t a matter of if ministries will be sued for simply living out their faith – the question is when and where such lawsuits will arise. The examples of religious freedom threats span the nation:

  • Ministries in some states are coming under scrutiny for employment practices and the biblical principles the ministries expect their employees to live by.

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  • Christian adoption providers are being threatened because they believe that every child deserves the chance to be raised by a father and a mother. Because they choose to follow their religious beliefs and not place children with unwed couples or those in same-sex relationships, some providers have an uncertain future.
  • Christian schools are being told they cannot participate in generally available public programs, just because they are religious.
  • Ministries are being bullied by local governments, who use zoning laws and other means to unconstitutionally keep these ministries out of public buildings, even the buildings they own.
  • Governments are attaching strings to financial aid they provide to ministries. When these strings violate these ministries’ core convictions, they are forced to go without funding or go against their deeply held beliefs.
  • Overtly Christian ministries are being told that their mission is not “religious enough” to be exempt from the taxes that they are clearly shielded from in law.
  • Other governments are censoring speech in counseling sessions between adults – a dangerous trend with implications for all ministries.

The list of legal issues encroaching on the rights of ministries is much more extensive than the above matters. These clear trends require action in order to be reversed.

Alliance Defending Freedom has been on the forefront of legal issues impacting the religious freedom of businesses, churches, nonprofits and individuals for over 25 years.

We at Alliance Defending Freedom created ADF Ministry Alliance membership so you can get the religious liberty legal help you need, when you need it. We prepare, advise, and even represent ministries because we desire to see your mission flourish.

If we stand together, proactively preparing and protecting one another, we can continue glorifying God through our missions – using biblical principles – and doing so in freedom.

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ADF Ministry Alliance is for Ministries Like Yours

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Christian Schools
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ADF serves the client needs of a variety of parachurch ministries, including financial ministries, homeless shelters, food banks, marriage and parenting ministries.

Christian CAMPS
Christian
CAMPS
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Global and local ministry support is not just limited to Christian camps or outreach ministries. New communities mean new opportunities for the Gospel to be heard. But in America, Christians don’t enjoy the same inviting cultural and legal climate that we once did.

HIGHER 
EDUCATION
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ADF serves the client needs of a variety of parachurch ministries, including financial ministries, homeless shelters, food banks, marriage and parenting ministries.

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Global and local ministry support is not just limited to Christian camps or outreach ministries. New communities mean new opportunities for the Gospel to be heard. But in America, Christians don’t enjoy the same inviting cultural and legal climate that we once did.

COUNSELING 
MINISTRIES
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Whether you're launching a prison ministry or an apologetics ministry, ADF offers the tools to serve you. We understand who you are as a Christian ministry.

Christian Daycares
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Assistance with facility use, land grants and more.

Parachurch Ministries
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Even large organizations with multiple entities or locations can benefit from the ADF Ministry Alliance membership.

Financial Ministries
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food banks
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Homeless Shelters
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Adoption Ministries
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Prison Ministries
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Marriage Ministries
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Parenting Ministries
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Apologetics Ministries
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The ADF Ministry Alliance Membership provides you with trending updates and customized legal advice from religious freedom attorneys. You have access to create ministry documents that help protect you from legal issues and you have an advocate in your ministry's corner for religious freedom matters.

Christian Schools
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ADF serves the client needs of a variety of parachurch ministries, including financial ministries, homeless shelters, food banks, marriage and parenting ministries.

HIGHER EDUCATION
learn more

Global and local ministry support is not just limited to Christian camps or outreach ministries. New communities mean new opportunities for the Gospel to be heard. But in America, Christians don’t enjoy the same inviting cultural and legal climate that we once did.

learn more

Whether you're launching a prison ministry or an apologetics ministry, ADF offers the tools to serve you. We understand who you are as a Christian ministry.

CHRISTIAN CAMPS
Clothing BANKS
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ADF serves the client needs of a variety of parachurch ministries, including financial ministries, homeless shelters, food banks, marriage and parenting ministries.

COUNSELING MINISTRIES
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Global and local ministry support is not just limited to Christian camps or outreach ministries. New communities mean new opportunities for the Gospel to be heard. But in America, Christians don’t enjoy the same inviting cultural and legal climate that we once did.

learn more

Whether you're launching a prison ministry or an apologetics ministry, ADF offers the tools to serve you. We understand who you are as a Christian ministry.

Christian Daycares
learn more

Assistance with facility use, land grants and more.

Parachurch Ministries
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Even large organizations with multiple entities or locations can benefit from the ADF Ministry Alliance membership.

Media Ministries
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Don't worry. You can speak with one of our regional directors who can help answer your questions and find a solution to your needs.

food Pantries
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Assistance with facility use, land grants and more.

HOMELESS SHELTERS
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Even large organizations with multiple entities or locations can benefit from the ADF Ministry Alliance membership.

ADOPTION MINISTRIES
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Don't worry. You can speak with one of our regional directors who can help answer your questions and find a solution to your needs.

PRISON MINISTRIES
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Marriage Ministries
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Parenting Ministries
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ADF Ministry Alliance Membership

The ADF Ministry Alliance Membership provides you with trending updates and customized legal advice from religious freedom attorneys. You have access to create ministry documents that help protect you from legal issues and you have an advocate in your ministry's corner for religious freedom matters.

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Receive trending updates and customized legal advice from religious freedom attorneys.

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Create ministry governing documents and policies that help protect your religious liberty.

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Have an advocate in your ministry's corner who can address religious freedom threats.

Why Become a Member of ADF Ministry Alliance?

The culture is changing. These changes in culture are leading to changes in the law.

Ministries are facing increasing legal attacks that threaten their ability to serve. We at Alliance Defending Freedom created this membership for ministries so that you can get the religious liberty legal help that you need, when you need it. With personalized legal help, your ministry can flourish.

Alliance Defending Freedom has been on the forefront of legal issues impacting the religious freedom of businesses, churches, nonprofits and individuals for 25 years. We have seen the changes in our culture lead to legal challenges that threaten the ability of Christians to freely live and share the Gospel.

The threats to Christian ministries are especially troubling. Special interest groups and governments view Christian ministries simply as "businesses" without considering the religious nature of their work.

This means areas of your ministry that are critical to your Christian identity - like who you employ, how you serve and where you serve, to name a few - are being challenged.

We care about Christian ministries because Alliance Defending Freedom is a ministry too. Your rights are our rights. Our missions are how we glorify God in our work. If we lose our ability to do this work - and to do so with integrity - then we are no longer free to live and share the Gospel as we are called.

If we stand together and proactively prepare and protect one another, we can see our ministries and Gospel witness flourish.

Pricing

We want to see every ministry engaged, empowered, and protected, for the good of the Gospel. ADF Ministry Alliance membership reflects our desire to see all churches' religious liberty legal needs served.

Pricing is an annual commitment based on an average-sized ministry and whether payment is made monthly or up front at a discounted rate.

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Benefits

Gain access to attorneys for your ministry's bylaws, policies, employment documents, and more to be reviewed and have recommendations from those who know about trending legal issues ministries are facing across the country to prepare your ministry.

Ensure your ministry has the legal representation they need by committing to this affordable membership.

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Outcome

ADF Ministry Alliance Members experience an increase in their understanding of legal challenges ministries face with the peace of mind when confronting legal issues or changes.

Members gain a strong ally in the courts, protecting their freedom.

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Testimonials

“I am grateful for the ADF Ministry Alliance. They have been working alongside us to protect our ministry. ADF Ministry Alliance respectfully caught our vision and made suggestions that accentuated and protected our core values.”

Christine Caine
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ADF Ministry Alliance Benefits

To Prepare Ministries for the Changing Culture

GOVERNING DOCUMENT REVIEW

Send your ministry bylaws, policies, employment documents, and more to ADF attorneys. We review them and help you implement proactive religious freedom protections. That way, you have thorough documents that can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom if needed.

ACCESS TO ATTORNEYS

Get direct answers from our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your ministry’s religious liberty. This access guides you through your legal options, so that you can have peace of mind when confronting legal issues and even media inquiries.

REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY

If the religious freedom of your ministry is challenged, we will represent it if necessary. Not only does membership provide advocacy for your ministry if needed, but it also ensures other ministries have access to representation. You can be confident of a strong ally in the courts, protecting your religious freedom.

Ministry Support

Ensure ministries have the legal representation they need by committing to membership.

Serving the body

Thorough ministry documents can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom. Additionally, members face peace of mind when confronting legal issues or changes. ADF Ministry Alliance also helps clarify how your ministry is distinctly Christian.

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What Ministry Alliance Members Experience After Using Their Benefits:

Thorough ministry documents that can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom.

Increased understanding of legal challenges ministries face.

Peace of mind when confronting legal issues or changes.

Clarity in your ministry about how it is distinctly Christian.

A strong ally in the courts, protecting your freedom.

“I have witnessed Alliance Defending Freedom’s significant efforts in protecting the freedom of religious organizations and individuals. Their Ministry Alliance initiative provides strategic assistance for ministries, allowing them to thrive and to be effective in their unique spheres of influence. In the times in which we live, their work is vitally needed. I am grateful for all they do.”

RAVI ZACHARIAS
FOUNDER/PRESIDENT, RZIM

Alliance Defending Freedom is on the front lines of the battle over religious liberty. From legal audits, to resources, to representation, ADF offers a full suite of tools to help our members stay prepared and protected, so that they can focus on helping people in need.

Justin Boles
Citygate Network Vice President

What's My Ministry'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 since 2011 - can cost over $1 million per case. ADF Ministry Alliance membership makes protecting religious freedom affordable.

The price of an ADF Ministry Alliance membership is based on the ministry's annual revenue. Membership is a yearly agreement.


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ADF Ministry Alliance Team

The ADF Church Alliance was established to support the ever growing needs of churches across the United States. Launched in 2017, it has steadily developed into a robust service to protect, counsel and engage churches for their religious liberty. Now it has expanded to support ministries beyond conventional churches.

<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Merriweather, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; text-align: start;">Since joining ADF in 2012, Holcomb has worked to defend the constitutionally protected freedom of churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to exercise their faith without government interference.</span>

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FLOCK, AMONG WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS MADE

you OVERSEERS, TO SHEPHERD THE CHURCH of god

WHICH HE PURCHASED WITH HIS OWN BLOOD."

-ACTS 20:28

ADF MINISTRY ALLIANCE BLOG

Legislators in both houses of Congress proposed the “Equality Act” in March, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed this legislation in May. If this bill becomes a law, it would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to laws prohibiting discrimination. While the law was put forth under the guise of “tolerance” or “inclusion,” in reality, it poses a serious risk to religious liberty. And children waiting for loving homes will be collateral damage. How? Because the “Equality Act” would decrease the number of organizations that are working to find children loving homes.

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School supply lists, back-to-school shopping, squeezing in one last family trip… That’s how my family typically spent the last few weeks of summer leading up to a new school year. By that time, our plans were set for the fall. We knew where we would be attending school, who our teachers would be, and what was on our reading list. But this wasn’t the story for some families in Maryland during the past school year, who found themselves scrambling to enroll their children in a different school at the last minute.

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For over 25 years the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has protected believers against laws and regulations that would force them to stop serving the general public and retreat within their walls. But now RFRA is being threatened. Congress has proposed the “Do No Harm Act”, which would strip the protections that RFRA provides for people of faith

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