Join the legal membership that is preparing and protecting the religious liberty of Christian higher education across the country.


Is Your Institution Prepared?

Presidents of Christian higher educational institutions are no strangers to the difficulties of a changing culture and changing laws

  • Are your employment policies up to date?
  • What kinds of clubs are appropriate for your campus?
  • What sorts of strings are attached to the state and federal benefits you enjoy?
  • What is included in your health plans - for employees and students?
  • How will Title IX impact your school in the future?
  • Are Christian ethics reinforced by school admissions, policies, and enforcement?
  • How would you handle media inquiries to issues of Christian convictions in your school?
  • Would following biblical standards threaten your accreditation - or government funding?

As the shifts in law and culture continue, higher educational institutions are experiencing pressure to compromise their Christian missions. When you are leading a complex operation that is tasked with equipping the leaders of tomorrow, these pressures can be daunting.

Are students and employees observing how to stay the course, even in challenging cultural times?

Presidents and leaders of higher educational institutions shouldn’t have to bear the increasing legal burden alone. And a school’s general counsel shouldn’t be overwhelmed by staying current on religious liberty issues when so much else needs attention.

Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries need to remain strong and united, for the good of future generations and the spread of the Gospel.

Schools can further their preparedness and strength through a partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF has been on the forefront of legal issues impacting the religious freedom of individuals, businesses, schools, churches, 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 ministries like Christian higher educational institutions with the religious liberty legal help they need to freely minister. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how membership can prepare and protect your school, without the traditionally high cost of robust legal consultation and support.

Don’t put your ministry at risk by facing legal issues alone

Become a member • Get a legal advocate • Protect your ministry


What ADF Ministry Alliance Members Can Experience:

✔ A unifying partnership committed to freedom for Christian higher education.

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

✔ Increased understanding of legal challenges faced by higher educational institutions and other ministries.

✔ Peace of mind when confronting religious freedom legal issues or media inquiries.

✔ A strong ally in the courts, protecting your religious freedom.

ADF Ministry Alliance Benefits

To Prepare Ministries for the Changing Culture

Document Review

We review your institution’s governing documents, policies, employment documents, and more. Then we recommend changes and best practices tailored to protect religious liberty.

Access to Attorneys

Reach out to our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your institution’s religious liberty. If you don’t know if these are legal issues, or even if they have religious freedom implications, you still have access – and our attorneys

Legal Representation

Ensure Christian schools like yours have the legal representation needed for a religious freedom issue. If necessary, we can even help your institution with these legal matters – including litigation – at no additional cost.

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.


ADF Ministry Alliance
An Initiative of Alliance Defending Freedom

ADF works with more than 3,700 Allied Attorneys
ADF has won nearly 80% of our cases
ADF has played a role in 64 U.S. Supreme Court Victories

Pricing for Your Ministry

ADF Ministry Alliance membership makes religious freedom preparation and protection affordable. 

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

Your ministry won’t be charged an hourly rate for contacting ADF attorneys, and it won't be expected to pay an additional fee should we need to litigate a religious liberty case. The annual membership fee covers all help we provide to our members. That way, we can help your ministry and others whenever you need us.

Annual Revenue

Annual Membership Fee

Up to $10M

Over $10M up to $15M

Over $15M up to $20M

Over $20M




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Q:  Why does pricing for institutions of higher education differ from the pricing for other ministry types?

A:  Institutions of higher education experience greater complexity and diversity of religious freedom legal issues than do other ministry types. As a result, ADF attorneys have to devote considerably more time to ensure your institution is legally prepared, to the greatest extent possible, for the religious freedom threats it could face.

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