Incorporating goes a long way in protecting church group leadership (i.e., elders, deacons, and/or trustees) from personal liability. Forming and operating a non-profit corporation:
- Limits liability associated with activities and transfers it away from individuals to the organization.
- Establishes a separate legal entity for owning assets/entering into agreements.
- Authenticates the organization as an established group with local officials.
- Provides an orderly framework for disbursing assets.
- Upon dissolution, facilitates the transfer of assets to another non-profit.
Incorporation takes place at the state level and is usually done in the state in which the church group resides.
BSS has the expertise to help walk you through the incorporation process.