Join the legal membership that is preparing and protecting ministries across the country


Is Your Prison Ministry Legally Prepared?

  • How do you maintain a solid - and constitutional - relationship with government-run prisons?
  • How will your ministry change as religious freedom is challenged across the United States? 
  • Do you have a trusted legal partner who can guide you in the midst of today's religious freedom threats?
  • Are your ministry's legal documents - especially your bylaws and policies - helping preserve your religious freedom? 
  • Are free-speech issues across the country beginning to concern you, your volunteers, or your employees?

Those behind bars need your ministry - they need the hope of Jesus Christ and the encouragement of believers. As you pursue this calling, we want to help you with the critical legal questions you may be encountering.

We know how much prisoners rely on the relationships you build and the care you have for them. It’s a ministry that is a special reflection of the Gospel to these men and women behind bars.

Your calling, clearly reinforced in God’s Word, is so necessary. But that does not mean that your life-changing ministry will not face adversity.

As we see the culture and laws shift in America, prison ministries are experiencing pressure to compromise their Christian missions. This pressure may come from those who believe that the Establishment Clause or issues of entanglement requires you to stop ministering. Or it may come from those who seek to dictate who you can hire and the employee code of conduct that your ministry can enforce.

Without proper advice and safeguards in place, prison ministries may be unknowingly adding to their legal burdens or surrendering many of their First Amendment rights that are central to their existence. These burdens and pitfalls can distract from the core mission of your ministry.

ADF Ministry Alliance exists to provide ministries with the religious liberty 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 prison ministries.

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

✔ Increased understanding of legal challenges faced by Christian 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 ministry'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 ministry’s religious liberty. If you don't know if your question constitutes a legal issue, or even if it has religious freedom implications, you still have access - and our attorneys can guide you to next steps.

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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