A recent article in Church Executive was titled “3 myths of the 501(c)(3): When misunderstandings lead to misguidance”. The three myths discussed in the article are:
- Misconception #1: Obtaining 501(c)(3) approval means my church will be a ‘state controlled church’; therefore, the government can tell me what to preach.
- Misconception #2: Obtaining 501(c)(3) approval would subject my church to participate in activities it does not condone.
- Misconception #3: Obtaining 501(c)(3) approval is not required.
Each week CBAmerica is contacted by churches seeking verification of their 501(c)(3) status under the CBAmerica Group Exemption Number 1719. A church is covered by the CBAmerica Group Exemption if the church is in good standing with their region, has its own Employer Identification Number (EIN) and is included in the CBAmerica Database of active churches.
If you church desires a letter of verification of their coverage under CBAmerica’s Group Exemption for the current year please submit the following completed FORM.
The Pacific Church Network and Next Generation Churches are covered by their regions Group Exemption. Please contact your regional office to receive verification of your status under their Group Exemption.