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Alliance Defending Freedom is on the front lines of the battle over religious liberty. From legal audits, to resources, to representation, ADF offers a full suite of tools to help our members stay prepared and protected, so that they can focus on helping people in need.

“ADF has been a valuable resource to Holland Rescue Mission for many years now. We want to operate with fidelity to the instructions of God’s word. ADF helps us accomplish that task and they work to ensure our freedom to operate according to our faith convictions. My hat’s off to ADF for their partnership in preserving the character of ministries like ours all across America.”

Is your rescue mission legally prepared?

In today’s culture, it is not a question of if ministries will be threatened or sued for standing true to God’s Word – the question is when and where such cases will arise. The law is changing and ministries across the country are facing threats to their religious freedom. Your rescue mission needs to be as prepared as possible.

How is your ministry preparing for sexual orientation and gender identity issues, which may arise from the people you serve, your employees, and more?

Are you prepared to respond when a male who identifies as a female wants to use the women’s showers, restrooms, or overnight facilities? Laws about sexual orientation and gender identity have been changing, and they can differ between states, counties, and even cities. Your awareness and understanding of how these laws can threaten your ministry’s religious freedom, as well as your plan to respond, are crucial to ensuring your rescue mission is availing itself of the greatest religious liberty legal protections possible.

Does your rescue mission have governing documents and policies in place? Are they written in a way that helps protect your ministry’s religious freedom?

Poorly written policies and documents can affect your ministry’s ability to defend itself and may even put your ministry at risk. Consistent application of well-written policies related to employment, volunteers, use of your facility, and more, is necessary to help protect your rescue mission.

Do you have a trusted legal partner who can help guide you in the midst of today's religious freedom threats?

Denying ministries equal access to government grants or property and forcing them to comply with unconstitutional regulations that violate their religious beliefs are just two of the many ways opponents have treated ministries unfairly. Your ministry needs to know its rights and have a legal advocate who can help when needed.

Citygate Network has partnered with ADF Ministry Alliance to better prepare and protect your ministry – for these issues and other religious liberty challenges.

ADF Ministry Alliance is a membership program that provides practical and affordable legal help. As a member, you receive access to legal advice, document review, and even legal representation if necessary and appropriate – it’s virtually all-inclusive for religious freedom issues.  

Through this membership program, you can better protect the religious freedom of your ministry. You shouldn’t have to carry this legal burden alone.

“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


“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

Alliance Defending Freedom

The largest religious liberty legal organization in the world, Alliance Defending Freedom has been advocating for religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family since 1994. Alliance Defending Freedom recognized the increasing legal issues facing ministries, and launched ADF Ministry Alliance to serve these nonprofit organizations and keep the doors open for the Gospel.

A part of the ADF Ministry Alliance
ADF has won nearly 80% of our cases
At the U.S. Supreme Court since 2011

Member Benefits

Virtually all-inclusive religious freedom help for your ministry, whenever you need it, for a flat annual fee based on your ministry’s annual revenue.

We review your ministry’s documents – constitution, bylaws, policies, and more (even if they are incomplete) – and help you make changes to protect your religious freedom.

We are available to you as advisors, so you can reach out to ADF attorneys whenever you have legal questions.

We keep you informed, so you know the trending legal issues ministries are facing across the country.

If necessary, we can represent your ministry – free of additional charge – in a case involving your ministry’s religious freedom.

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Through our partnership with Citygate Network, your ministry can join ADF Ministry Alliance for a discounted rate with promo code CITYGATE20.

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Legal Help for Christian Ministries

When Downtown Hope Center, a Citygate Network member, faced a legal challenge, ADF Ministry Alliance provided legal representation. Watch the video below to learn more.

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