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Affordable Religious Freedom Legal Help for Ministries

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Serving Your Legal Needs So You Can Freely Serve Others

It's becoming harder for leaders to navigate the legal and cultural issues their ministries face. Many activists and government officials are pushing laws and policies that would prevent ministries from operating according to their biblical beliefs. That’s why we created an affordable legal membership program that provides direct access to experienced religious freedom attorneys, so you can get back to focusing on what matters most: serving people and sharing the Gospel.

Experienced Attorneys By Your Side

3,500

MEMBERS

A Part of the aDF ministry
alliance
14

victories

at the U.S. Supreme Court
Since 2011
4,300+

advised

legal advice provided for
religious organizations in 2021*

*Through direct-advice and attorney-led
webinar/speaking events

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What Our Members Experience

  • robust review
    We help ensure your ministry has the best protections possible with a comprehensive legal review of your ministry’s governing documents so that you’re better prepared for religious freedom threats.
  • Timely and accurate updates
    Stay ahead of a challenging legal landscape with easy access to timely and understandable legal guides, webinars, videos, and more, covering important religious freedom issues and court cases impacting your ministry.
  • peace of mind
    With nearly 30 years of experience advocating for religious freedom, playing a role in 66+ victories at the U.S. Supreme Court, and an 80%-win rate overall, ADF has a proven track record. We want to use our expertise to serve your ministry as it seeks to advance the Gospel.
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  • the power of the alliance
    "If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (1 Corinthians 12:26).

    Unite with like-minded churches and ministries around the country to defend religious freedom now and for future generations.
  • the opportunity to get involved
    Play an integral role in preserving religious freedom for future generations.

What Our Members Are Saying

"ADF leads the way, challenge after legal challenge, uniting our organization with other ministries from across the country to help strengthen religious freedom. We have no other partner so vital to the work we do. We are grateful for them, and encourage every Christian ministry that holds to biblical standards to join with ADF and help support them financially. When there’s a need — and there are plenty — they stand in the gap and support our Christian communities."David Goodwin
President of the Association of Classical Christian Schools

"We live in a time of eroding regard for First Amendment freedoms, so as a Christian rescue mission we made it a priority to prepare for potential challenges. Through the opportunity made available by our national organization Citygate Network, we chose to partner with Alliance Defending Freedom. They have provided hours of consultation and advice to shore up our organizational documents. ADF's expertise and experience are helping us proceed with confidence as a ministry of the gospel."Sherry Pitney
Rockford Rescue Mission

"The world is changing. Protecting and managing the ministry and resources God entrusted to you is getting more complicated. The first step any Christian school or church ministry should take is to join the Alliance Defending Freedom Ministry Alliance."Michael A. Burroughs
Executive Director, International League of Christian Schools

"My experience with the ADF Ministry Alliance has been all positive and I would rate it 10/10. It has been encouraging, and the ADF attorney I worked with closed our phone meeting with prayer which was amazing. He offered great legal counsel which many of the suggestions have been implemented. I am very thankful for the work ADF does for rescue missions and the counsel they provide for religious documentation and the protection for the ministry."Kalamazoo Rescue Mission

"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, Association for Biblical Higher Education

Keeping the Doors Open During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought untold amounts of suffering and pain to our world, changing nearly every aspect of life. Churches and ministries were not immune to the trouble. Attempts to worship in person were stifled by the government, as were various forms of community outreach.

We also saw churches and ministries across the country treated worse than secular organizations and businesses. ADF Ministry Alliance stood up for churches and ministries, so they could continue ministering during a moment in our history when people needed it the most. ADF attorneys worked tirelessly, providing legal help to more than 3,200 churches and ministries across all 50 states, literally working to keep the doors open for the spread of the Gospel.

3,200+

Assisted or equipped others to assist more than 3,200 churches and ministries

17

Defended the rights of our ministry members in 17 legal disputes

50

Guided churches and ministries across all 50 states

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FREE LEGAL GUIDE:
11 Ways to Prepare Your Ministry for Religious Freedom Threats

Threats to your ministry’s ability to carry out its religious mission are on the rise. This easy-to-understand legal guide describes practical steps you can take today to prepare your ministry, so you can approach religious freedom legal issues with confidence.

Download the legal guide now – peace of mind is just a click away!

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