16 May 2019

How to Find the Right Church Lawyer

Angie Joya

Pastoring is one of the most important things pastors will carry out in their lifetimes. For many of those pastors, in the first few years of pastoring, it is imperative that they rely on the people who support them. This can often come in the form of a mentor or a wise, trusted friend. However, some issues require the aid of someone with unique experience: a lawyer.

Unfortunately, today's laws are hostile toward churches and ministries. It can be difficult to know who you can turn to or who will have your best interest and will fight for you in court. 

At StartCHURCH, we believe no church should have to close its doors at the threat of a lawsuit or because they received bad advice from a lawyer. 

So, who do you turn to?

Trusted legal advice

If you are just starting your journey as a pastor, there will be areas that are outside of your comfort zone, and even outside of your area of expertise. Proverbs 15:22 reminds us that, "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed." 

Finding a lawyer for your church on your own can seem overwhelming and daunting. Often, if a situation arises that calls for immediate legal action, looking for a lawyer can also prove to take more time than you can afford. But I have good news. 

At StartCHURCH, we've made it easy for you to have private, one-on-one conversations with attorneys who are dedicated to helping churches and ministries. The StartCHURCH Attorney Network* has already gone through the process of vetting and screening attorneys who are not only professional, but are also experienced in ministry matters as well. 

Each attorney in our network has gone through a rigorous, multiple-point test and submitted to a personal interview with our Chief Legal Counsel. The StartCHURCH Attorney Network gives you easy, online access to local attorneys who can give you the legal advice you need when you need it the most. 

As an added bonus, attorneys who are part of the StartCHURCH Attorney Network offer free consultations and reduced rates for the services they provide. In many instances, you will be able to resolve your issue through the free consultation.

If you're facing an issue that requires you to seek legal action, or even if you're not sure if legal action is needed, I encourage you to use the StartCHURCH Attorney Network. If you want to learn more, call us today at 877-494-4655. 

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*The StartCHURCH Attorney Network is working toward serving pastors and ministry leaders in all states. Currently, we are serving 25 states.

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