Join the legal membership that is proactively preparing and protecting Christian missions across the country.


Is Your Homeless Ministry Legally Prepared?

  • How is your shelter preparing for gender identity and sexual orientation issues - arising from guests, employees, volunteers, and more? 
  • Are you aware of strings attached to funding - asking ministries to alter their beliefs?
  • Are you concerned with how your ministry will thrive in a culture that can be hostile toward Christians?
  • Are your employment policies up to date?
  • Are your ministry's documents and policies written in ways that provide your ministry religious freedom protections?
  • Do you have a trusted legal partner who can help guide you in the midst of today's religious freedom threats?

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

Christian shelters and homeless ministries are increasingly under legal pressure for abiding by their principles. Ministering to this diverse community presents challenges. But those challenges shouldn’t include having to abandon your religious beliefs at the shelter door. These beliefs are what drove you to open your doors in hospitality and serve in this way.

All people that seek to serve should be free to do so – in accordance with their own convictions. So when ministries to the homeless community are targeted for their biblically based beliefs, all ministries should be concerned.

We at Alliance Defending Freedom advocate on behalf of ministries who seek to do ministry as they are called. That’s why we stand with women’s shelters who house – among their guests – victims of domestic abuse. One of our legal clients is a shelter that was investigated by the government for declining to allow men who identify as women to sleep just a few feet from these women. And we help with many other religious freedom issues that homeless shelters are increasingly facing in today’s changing culture.

We work to prepare and protect ministries like homeless shelters, so that you can minister to the vulnerable in your community. Your ministry can receive religious freedom legal help through ADF Ministry Alliance membership.

ADF has been on the forefront of legal issues impacting the religious freedom of individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and nonprofits for over 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 yours with the legal help you need to freely minister. Membership can help prepare and protect your ministry, 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 ministries to the homeless.

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

✔ Increased understanding of legal challenges faced by Christian homeless shelters and missions.

✔ 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

Send your governing documents, policies, employment documents and more to ADF attorneys. We review these documents and discuss recommendations tailored to protect your ministry’s religious liberty.

Access to Attorneys

Reach out to our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your ministry’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.

Legal Representation

Ensure ministries like yours have the legal representation needed for a religious freedom issue. If necessary, we can even help your ministry 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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