Church Charter

One of the most commonly asked questions from ministers who feel called to start a church is, "How do I get my church charter?" Though the answer is simple, many ministers have a difficult time getting an answer. The definition of the word charter is:

A document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority, creating a public or private corporation, such as a city, {church}, college, or bank, and defining its privileges and purposes.*

To get a charter for your church all you have to do is incorporate your church. When you incorporate your church the state then grants your church legal status (a charter) and it becomes a new entity. It is that simple. If God has called you to start a church, and you have been seeking how to get your church charter, seek no more. Click here and get the book "How To Incorporate Your Church."

We'll Take You Step-by-Step

Author and speaker Raul Rivera will share 18 years of personal ministry experience combined with 15 years of church starting experience. Today's legal challenges combined with ever-increasing IRS scrutiny can leave pastors and church leaders overwhelmed and discouraged. Now, Raul will show you how to do it step-by-step.


* The definition was taken from Lexico LLC. The word can be found at The word {church} was added by startchurch to help the reader better understand the definition.