no one knows your ministry better than you do!


Become Incorporated

Open a Not For Profit Bank Account

Have Customized, Ironclad Bylaws

Establish and Protect Your Board

Obtain 501(c)(3) Status

Qualify to become Ordained

Be Able to Receive Contributions of All Kinds


RESOURCES For members

501(c)(3) Status

The IRS 501 (c) 3 Group Exemption. This is an alternative plan to receive full charitable status recognized by the IRS without filing for an Individual 501 (c) 3 Determination Letter which after filling out Form 1023 can take up to 24 months for approval or disapproval. Your inclusion in the group exemption of Ministry Launch can be often approved in as little as 30 days. As a central organization with group exemption privilege,  Ministry Launch is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that its current subordinates continue to qualify to be exempt
  • Verifying that any new subordinates are exempt
  • Updating the IRS on an annual basis of new subordinates, subordinates no longer to be included, and subordinates that have changed their names or addresses.


Ministry Launch will help you to construct your bylaws to operate your Non-Profit, or the Ministry Launch legal department will revise your current bylaws.


Ministry Launch is powered by the Independent Christian Churches International who as a “central organization” has obtained a group exemption determination from the IRS. Churches, Networks and other entities that are accepted by the Membership Committee of the Independent Christian Churches International and whose offices are located in the United States may be added to the group (and thereby be deemed exempt from federal income taxation), provided certain requirements established by the IRS are satisfied. The Independent Christian Churches International files reports with the IRS annually to update it’s roster of agencies, institutions, auxiliaries, missionary groups, relief organizations, and churches established as not-for-profit corporations to become a part of its group exemption while remaining autonomous.  A separate roster is compiled for those outside of the United States which meet the governmental criteria of the country of its domicile.


Ministry Launch will guide you to the ability accept charitable donations, money, land, services, and other contributions.  As well as federal grants qualifying under Ministry Launch guidelines.


The housing allowance is one of the best tax saving benefits that exists for clergy. Ministry Launch recommends that clergy in America, set up a housing allowance designation. By setting up this program, the minister will be able to save thousands of dollars every year in taxes. If properly implemented, any minister can exclude home expenses from his or her income. These home expenses range from rent, property taxes, and principle and interest, to appliances, repairs, furniture, and much more, so long as those expenses provide the minister with a home. It does not matter whether you own or rent a home, if you are a licensed or ordained minister, you can create a housing allowance program and save big on taxes.


Section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Service excuses certain organizations from filing Form 990, the information return generally required to be filed by tax-exempt organizations. Member organizations created by Ministry Launch through the Independent Christian Churches International are excused as churches and auxiliaries of churches by this section of the law and do not need to file the new Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard).


Ministry Launch has a plan for every ministry whether it be brand new or a seasoned ministry.  We believe that Christian Organizations  are many times a service organization feeding, clothing, mentoring, musical artists, Christian athletes, schools of all kinds, and a wide variety of non profit services that are led by not only those ministering in church life but those in the marketplace ministering the love of Christ through the ministry of helps. You will need a sponsor who is currently in good standing with Ministry Launch to apply. If you do not know anyone then email us and we will connect you to a member in your area.  There are three levels of Credentials designed just for you.

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