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Start your ARC church the right way

At StartCHURCH, we believe in ARC’s mission, and we believe in you! We know what it’s like to plant a church. StartCHURCH was started by church planters for church planters. We have helped over 100 ARC churches establish a strong legal foundation for their life-giving church, and we can help you with yours using the StartRIGHT Service.


Start right in three simple steps

At StartCHURCH, we understand starting a church the right way can be difficult. That's why we are dedicated to helping church planters like you launch their church the right way with the StartRIGHT Service.

Get the confidence you need in three simple steps.

Give Us a Call

1. Give us a call

Call 770-638-3444 and ask to speak with one of our church planting specialists. They will help you assess your needs and will give you a quote to match.

We'll get to work

2. We’ll get to work

Our consultants will handle the heavy lifting for you. Between state and federal paperwork, they will work closely with you to gather the necessary information to prepare everything you need.

Lead with confidence

3. Lead with confidence

After collecting your completed documents from your consultant, you are all set! You can lead your ARC church with confidence knowing you, your members, and your church are protected.

Everything you need to launch legally

You don’t have to tackle compliance on your own. With the StartRIGHT Service, we will partner with you to make sure you get everything you need to start right. Plus, as one of ARC’s ministry partners, we can provide you with ARC governing documents. We will work with you for your church to obtain:


The articles of incorporation provide a strong legal shield, ensuring limited legal liability, and protects you and your members.


With a FEIN, you can open a church bank account. It also provides identification for your organization for business and federal purposes.

ARC Bylaws*

Bylaws outline the governing structure of your church. They also protect your vision, your ministry, and your members.

ARC Policies

Essential policies and procedures help establish and protect your board of directors, volunteers, and those who lead your ministry.

Tax-Exempt Status

Getting federal tax-exempt status provides many benefits, including the ability to provide contribution statements to your donors.


After establishing your church, you can also create an ordination program and license and ordain ministers of the Gospel, including yourself.


*StartCHURCH provides clerical assistance to help you process your own articles of incorporation and prepare your own bylaws. StartCHURCH does not provide legal advice.

Starting your ARC church just got easier!

Is God calling you to plant a church? At StartCHURCH, we can help! Share your vision for your church with our team, and we will make sure you get everything you need to start right, stay right, or get right.

Can’t call us right this moment? That’s okay! Schedule a call to set up a day and time that works best for you, and we will call you when you’re ready.


Over 100 ARC churches started

My wife & I have been in ministry for 8 years, and we knew a lot about ministry, but we had no clue how to start a church on a solid foundation. Through our partnership with ARC and StartCHURCH, you guys gave us the confidence to move forward in each step, knowing that legally and ethically, we were doing things right to set us up for success.

Pastor Eric, Alive Family Church

Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status

For years, obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status has been an intimidating process to churches - until now! The StartRIGHT Service makes it easy for churches to get tax-exempt status. There are many benefits to getting 501(c)(3) status:

  • Exemption from federal income tax
  • Tax-deductible contributions
  • Exemption from federal unemployment tax
Resources just for you!

At StartCHURCH, we’re ministry-minded like you! We care about your ministry's success. That’s why we created several free resources to encourage you every step of the way as you pursue what God has called you to lead.

Check out some of our top blogs, ebooks, podcasts, and more for church planters just like you!


Get your ARC price today!

Everything starts with a customized quote. Contact us today and tell us about the vision God has put on your heart. One of our church planting specialists will get you a personalized quote just for ARC planters!


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