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Getting your ministry started on a strong legal foundation may seem daunting, but we have made it our mission to make it as easy as possible.

6 Steps to Start Your Ministry

Starting this journey off right isn't easy - it can be time-consuming and confusing. At StartCHURCH, we have discovered that there are 6 steps to legally establishing your ministry on a solid legal foundation.

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Free Clerical Services

Did you know that it can take up to 150 hours to complete all 6 steps? The great news is that you don't have to worry about that! Each StartRIGHT Service comes with FREE clerical services! We will fill out all of the time consuming forms, allowing you to focus on what matters, your ministry!

Am I a Ministry or a Church?

Do you know that there is more than one way for your ministry to be classified for tax-purposes? Many pastors and ministry leaders are unaware that how their organizations are classified for tax-purposes actually matters. This is mostly attributed to the fact that they are unaware of the difference between the two classifications.

4 Questions to determine the best tax classification for you:

Starting a ministry does not always mean you are starting a church. Starting a ministry is a perfectly valid way to see your vision come to pass! This type of organization has less strict requirements for duties and has a broad range of qualifying activities and still is tax exempt. Are you starting a traveling, speaking ministry? Are you starting an outreach oriented ministry? Don’t feel obligated to start a church when God has called you to start a ministry!

When reviewing church applications for tax-exempt status recognition, one of the most heavily weighted indicators used to determine if an organization is a church for tax purposes is if it will have a congregation and membership.

The IRS often classifies an organization as a church if it is holding regular, religious services at an established location. Holding services once a month or only holding meetings in one home, without plans to grow and expand beyond that home, generally indicate that you are operating a religious ministry that is not necessarily a church.

If you find that all of your activities as an organization will be geared towards community outreach only, you may be best suited for a religious ministry classification.

Great examples of ministries are: Traveling Speakers, Missionaries, Outreach Programs, After School Programs, and more. The possibilities are endless! Start your ministry today!

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6 Benefits of Starting Right

There are obvious benefits to your ministry to obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, but there are some clear benefits to choosing the StartRIGHT Service. These 6 benefits make StartRIGHT different from all other services out there. Take a look and you will see the difference.

Powerful, Cloud-Based Software Tools

The StartRIGHT Service is a bundle of software and services you can use to protect what God has called you to lead. With the purchase of the StartRIGHT Service, you will have access to five powerful tools: Launch Suite, Minutes Suite, Policies Suite, Tax Suite, and Exemption Suite. In addition to this software, you can use our FREE clerical services that will put a specialist to work for you in filling out the paperwork as you direct. This really is America's #1 church planting service!


Easy. Affordable. Trusted.

You’re one call away from starting your ministry! The StartRIGHT Service has helped thousands of ministries obtain their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. With this service, you can establish a strong foundation and protect what God has called you to lead.

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We listen to your vision and fill out all of the complicated paper work for you to help ensure that you are protecting your ministry.

  • No IRS forms to fill out.
  • No IRS agents to talk to.
  • No complicated paperwork.
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We understand that starting a ministry is a giant leap of faith and costs money. Luckily, the StartRIGHT Service does not require large legal fees.

  • Competitive Pricing.
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  • Designed with ministers in mind.


Our team of specialists has helped thousands of ministries establish a legal foundation that has protected their vision.

  • Thousands of ministries started.
  • 100% approval rate.
  • Money-back guarantee if not approved.
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!


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