Let us review your church’s by-laws or constitution with our 36-point DocuScore. Start now to check your church’s by-laws or constitution for maximum legal protection.

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DocuScore

DocuScore

Our custom church document review process “DocuScore” will review your church’s by-laws or constitution and give your church insight on how your documents are viewed in the eyes of the courts. Your score will reveal any areas that need improvement.

Church Start- up

Church Start-Up

Do you need to incorporate? Do you need a 501(c)(3)? How do you reduce liability? When is giving deductible? We will answer these questions and many more as you learn how to start your church on a firm foundation.

Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions

Creating job descriptions for your church is a vital element of becoming protected legally. Learn why job descriptions are needed and the law behind job descriptions. Save time and maximize results with our FREE Job Descriptions video.

Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Learn the basics of church crisis management – how you can create a solid plan and a team to respond to any crisis that may arise. Plus, learn how to avoid legal liability for your church and staff and the laws that apply to church crisis response.

By-law Modification

By-law Modification

We will help you analyze your church’s by-laws or foundational documents with our 26-point scoring system. Learn how to understand your church’s current legal foundation, how to modify your by-laws in a legal way, and how to implement all of the changes correctly.

Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Minimize liability for your church and pastor. Reduce misunderstandings with your employees and how to increase employee accountability. Learn how the law applies to the policies you create and follow our unique outline to take the guesswork out of the process.

OUR MISSION IS TO PROTECT YOUR CHURCH.

By proactively assisting churches navigate through the legal and regulatory world we live in, our desire is to help churches (just planted to well established.) By generating legal and best practice documents, with a suite of online tools to save you time, we can also provide on call attorney services to manage events and crises which are outside of a church or pastor’s field of expertise.

Who is Church Counsel

We are attorneys who specialize in the area of Church Law, from formation to lawsuits and everything in between. We are here to serve the small local church, providing affordable access to sound legal, business, and financial counsel, enabling your church, ministers, and volunteers to spend less time doing paperwork and more time doing ministry.

Why Do You Need Us

Church Counsel is here to reduce the burden on the pastor, ministry staff, and volunteers. We can provide the needed combination of live attorney support, web access to our most requested services, and apps for your tablet or smartphone to keep the church doing ministry and reaching the world for Jesus Christ, instead of doing paperwork.

Why Do We Do This

We do this because our mission is to serve the local church so they have more time to do ministry – that is it. Time is our most valuable asset and also our biggest limitation. Church Counsel was formed by an attorney with a passion for the local church who wants to maximize the time of those doing ministry and relieve the burden of doing things they are not as well adapted to do.

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