Join the legal membership that is preparing and protecting schools across the country.
Christian schools are vital for passing on the faith to the next generation. The future leaders of our faith are in classrooms across the country, and they receive critical biblical foundations within these institutions. But our schools are often under close scrutiny, and leading a school in this changing time is becoming an increasingly daunting task.
Local, state, and federal laws are intruding on the way Christian schools operate. For example, the admissions and employment functions of your school are core to your religious identity, but they are being questioned, and in some cases challenged, by governments.
Without proper advice and safeguards in place, schools have mounting legal burdens relating to many aspects of the law: government grants, facility use, government regulations, volunteer requirements, tax exemption, and more. These legal burdens often distract from the core mission of the school and hinder your ministry.
Principals, headmasters, and superintendents shouldn’t have to carry the new legal burden that comes with the changing culture. But few schools have the resources for regular legal consultations or to respond if a legal challenge presents itself. The preparation and protection that schools need is often too costly to afford.
The risks of not being prepared are even higher. Critical governance documentation may be incomplete or need to be updated. Schools may be unsure how to handle issues that they should have the freedom to address. And if a religious freedom lawsuit comes their way, they often don’t know where to turn. Without legal help, schools may, even unknowingly, surrender many of their First Amendment rights that are central to maintaining their heritage and teaching the next generation of Christian leaders.
Alliance Defending Freedom has been on the forefront of legal issues impacting the religious freedom of businesses, churches, schools, and nonprofits 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.
That is why Alliance Defending Freedom launched ADF Ministry Alliance – to provide schools and other ministries with the legal help that they need to freely minister. We hope your school will join us in ADF Ministry Alliance membership, so that you can have the preparation and protection you need without the traditionally high cost of robust legal support.
As a member, your school can help to keep the legal doors open for the Gospel.
Become a member • Get a legal advocate • Protect your ministryCONSULT WITH A REGIONAL DIRECTOR
✔ Thorough documents that can serve as positive evidence in the courtroom.
✔ Increased understanding of legal challenges faced by schools and other ministries.
✔ Peace of mind when confronting religious freedom legal issues or media inquiries.
✔ Strong ally in the courts, protecting your religious freedom.
To Prepare Ministries for the Changing Culture
Send your school governing documents, policies, employment documents and more to ADF attorneys. We review these documents and discuss recommendations tailored to protect your school’s religious liberty.
Reach out to our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your school’s religious liberty. If you aren’t sure if your legal question has religious freedom implications, you are still free to reach out to us.
Ensure schools like yours have the legal representation needed for a religious freedom issue. If necessary, we can even help your school with these legal matters - including litigation - at no additional cost.
Ensure ministries have the legal representation they need by committing to membership.
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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