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Church Formation Basics

How a church is legally formed—and why it matters.

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How a church is legally formed directly affects how it operates. From the articles of incorporation to bylaws to tax status, church leaders must understand how their church was formed and how that formation shapes the decisions they make, and the ways they make those decisions.

In this recording, attorney Lisa Runquist, a longtime advisor for Church Law & Tax, delves deeper into the formation processes for churches and explains how the pieces that are essential to formation become instrumental to how those churches function, both internally and externally for years to come.

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  • March 29, 2022

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