Church Formation Basics

Church formation basics gives leaders insights into how a church is formed, why it matters, and how it guides future decisions.

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Church formation basics is important because how a church is legally formed directly affects how it operates.

From articles of incorporation to bylaws to tax status, church leaders must understand how their church is formed and how that formation shapes the decisions they make, and the ways they make those decisions.

In this helpful, hands-on video, 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.

Download the presentation slides to follow along and take notes as you watch.

Editor’s Note. This video is exclusive to Church Law & Tax members only. However, you can sign-up here to watch this video for free.

Lisa A. Runquist has more than 40 years of experience as a transactional lawyer, both with nonprofit organizations and business organizations.
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