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Affordable Religious Freedom Legal Help for Ministries

Serving Your Legal Needs So You Can Freely Serve Others

It's becoming harder for leaders to navigate the legal and cultural issues their ministries face. Many activists and government officials are pushing laws and policies that would prevent ministries from operating according to their biblical beliefs. That’s why we created an affordable legal membership program that provides direct access to expert religious freedom attorneys, so you can get back to focusing on what matters most: serving people and sharing the Gospel.

ADF Ministry Alliance Members Receive:

the power of the alliance

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (1 Corinthians 12:26). Unite with thousands of like-minded churches and ministries around the country to defend religious freedom now and for future generations.

peace of mind

With nearly 30 years of experience advocating for religious freedom, playing a role in 66+ victories at the U.S. Supreme Court, and an almost 80%-win rate overall, ADF has a proven track record of success. We want to use our expertise to serve your ministry as it seeks to advance the Gospel.

document review

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

Access to attorneys

Reach out to our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your ministry’s religious freedom. If you aren’t sure if your legal question has religious freedom implications, you are still free to reach out to us.

Legal resources

Stay on top of trending news and laws impacting ministries. Gain access to helpful and understandable articles, legal guides, and webinars that describe vital religious freedom legal concepts, summarize important Supreme Court decisions, guide you through creating governing documents and employment policies, and so much more.

pro bono REPRESENTATION

Your ministry, and ministries like yours, can have the legal representation you need when facing a religious liberty threat. We can represent your ministry in court at no additional cost to you if it’s necessary and appropriate to do so.

the power of the alliance

“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together” (1 Corinthians 12:26). Unite with thousands of like-minded churches and ministries around the country to defend religious freedom now and for future generations.

peace of mind

With nearly 30 years of experience advocating for religious freedom, playing a role in 66+ victories at the U.S. Supreme Court, and an almost 80%-win rate overall, ADF has a proven track record of success. We want to use our expertise to serve your ministry as it seeks to advance the Gospel.

document review

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

Access to attorneys

Reach out to our attorneys whenever you have legal questions about your ministry’s religious freedom. If you aren’t sure if your legal question has religious freedom implications, you are still free to reach out to us.

Legal resources

Stay on top of trending news and laws impacting ministries. Gain access to helpful and understandable articles, legal guides, and webinars that describe vital religious freedom legal concepts, summarize important Supreme Court decisions, guide you through creating governing documents and employment policies, and so much more.

pro bono reprsentation

Your ministry, and ministries like yours, can have the legal representation you need when facing a religious liberty threat. We can represent your ministry in court at no additional cost to you if it’s necessary and appropriate to do so.

An Affordable Membership for Ministries of All Sizes

Every ministry has a purpose, and every ministry should have access to the legal help it needs so that it can continue operating freely and spreading the Gospel confidently.

But most ministries don’t have the resources to take on legal challenges alone. Even a minor legal dispute can be expensive and distract from your mission, diverting your ministry’s financial resources away from its Gospel-centered work.

Alliance Defending Freedom created the ADF Ministry Alliance to solve that problem.

The ADF Ministry Alliance is a legal membership program providing direct access to experienced religious freedom attorneys for ministries with budgets of all sizes.

Please select a ministry type below to see pricing options. Pricing varies based on the complexity and diversity of religious freedom legal issues within a ministry type.

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School

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Annual Revenue

Cost

Up to $500k

$500

Over $500k up to $1M

$1,000

Over $1M up to $3M

$2,000

Over $3M up to $5M

$3,000

Over $5M up to $7M

$4,000

Over $7M up to $10M

$6,000

Over $10M up to $15M

$8,000

Over $15M up to $20M

$10,000

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Camp

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Annual Revenue

Cost

Up to $500k

$500

Over $500k up to $1M

$1,000

Over $1M up to $3M

$2,000

Over $3M up to $5M

$3,000

Over $5M up to $7M

$4,000

Over $7M up to $10M

$6,000

Over $10M up to $15M

$8,000

Over $15M up to $20M

$10,000

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Rescue Mission

Pricing Table

Annual Revenue

Cost

Up to $500k

$500

Over $500k up to $1M

$1,000

Over $1M up to $3M

$2,000

Over $3M up to $5M

$3,000

Over $5M up to $7M

$4,000

Over $7M up to $10M

$6,000

Over $10M up to $15M

$8,000

Over $15M up to $20M

$10,000

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Higher Education

Pricing Table

Annual Revenue

Cost

Up to $10M

$6,000

Over $10M up to $15M

$8,000

Over $15M up to $20M

$10,000

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Ministry

Pricing Table

Annual Revenue

Cost

Up to $500k

$500

Over $500k up to $1M

$1,000

Over $1M up to $3M

$2,000

Over $3M up to $5M

$3,000

Over $5M up to $7M

$4,000

Over $7M up to $10M

$6,000

Over $10M up to $15M

$8,000

Over $15M up to $20M

$10,000

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Start Preparing Your Ministry in Three Easy Steps:

1.

Join Today

Click “JOIN TODAY” and fill out an application. Our team will quickly review your application and ensure we can help your ministry.

2.

Robust Review

An attorney from our team can provide a comprehensive religious liberty review of your ministry's documents and answer any questions you have.

3.

better protected

We'll work together to better protect your ministry from religious liberty legal challenges.

What Our Members Are Saying

"ADF leads the way, challenge after legal challenge, uniting our organization with other ministries from across the country to help strengthen religious freedom. We have no other partner so vital to the work we do. We are grateful for them and encourage every Christian ministry that holds to biblical standards to join with ADF and help support them financially. When there’s a need — and there are plenty — they stand in the gap and support our Christian communities.”David Goodwin
President, Association of Classical Christian Schools

"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

"The world is changing. Protecting and managing the ministry and resources God entrusted to you is getting more complicated. The first step any Christian school or church ministry should take is to join the Alliance Defending Freedom Ministry Alliance.”Michael A. Burroughs
Executive Director, International League of Christian Schools

"My experience with the ADF Ministry Alliance has been all positive, and I would rate it ten out of ten. 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

"Institutions across biblical higher education face legal and social headwinds that are becoming increasingly difficult to navigate.  I can’t think of a better time for ABHE colleges and universities to join the Alliance Defending Freedom with its full range of services.  You need ADF in your corner so that your institution can stay on mission!”Philip Dearborn
President, Association for Biblical Higher Education

An Affordable Membership for Any Sized Ministry

Does my ministry have to align with ADF Ministry Alliance’s statement of faith?

ADF Ministry Alliance members must be generally aligned with much of our statement of faith and precisely aligned with some aspects. The alliance comprises a wide variety of ministry types, but all hold the same fundamental truths.

‍This statement is essential for all ministries to read andagree with before becoming members. Click here to read the statement.

What is covered in ADF Ministry Alliance’s scope of service?

In general, ADF Ministry Alliance provides religious freedom legal help for churches and ministries. To better understand the types of legal matters we help with, click here to see our scope of services.

‍ADF has the soleauthority to determine whether a request for advice or representation fallswithin the scope of services offered.

Why do I have to fill out a membership application to join?

The membership application gathers a small amount of information about you and your ministry that ensures you receive membership benefits. The member agreement also helps us verify that your ministry subscribes to the ADF statement of faith and is the first step toward obtaining access to the ADF Ministry Alliance members-only website containing the most up-to-date expert religious liberty resources.

Is this an insurance program for ministries?

No. The ADF Ministry Alliance is not an insurance program, and Alliance Defending Freedom is not an insurance company. ADF will typically represent ADF Ministry Alliance members in litigation related to protecting the religious liberty of the church or ministry. However, ADF cannot guarantee legal representation in every situation and does not provide casualty payments for a lawsuit. Any legal representation undertaken by ADF is without cost to ADF Ministry Alliance members.

what payment methods are available?

We offer the ability to pay for your membership via Credit Card or ACH.

What if I have more than one ministry that I would like covered in my membership?

If you have more than one ministry that you’d like covered in your membership, you will have the opportunity to note that on the application. Sum the total annual revenue for all ministries you’d like covered to determine your membership fee.

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

The complexity and diversity of religious freedom legal issues are usually greater for institutions of higher education compared to other ministry types. As a result, ADF attorneys devote considerably more time to ensuring your institution is legally prepared for the religious freedom threats it could face to the greatest extent possible.

Can you help me locate the promo code provided by my convention/district?

Yes! Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this website or call us at 1-833-233-2559, and we’d be happy to help.

Is my membership made public?

Any detail of that relationship would only be publicized when a member gives ADF express permission to use their name and/or endorsement of the program in our media/marketing materials. But that is only done with full knowledge and consent of the member.

My ministry is currently or potentially involved in a legal dispute. Can I still join the ADF Ministry Alliance?

Upon submitting your membership application, please check your email for a notice from our team that will include a link to provide more details related to your request for legal help.

Please understand that signing up for an ADF Ministry Alliance membership doesn’t guarantee legal representation in every situation or lawsuit. ADF has the sole authority to determine whether a request for advice or representation falls within the scope of services offered or can otherwise be accepted by the ADF Ministry Alliance.

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