I am considering registering Saved by Grace as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
I am frequently contacted by other ministries around the world, which wish to “partner” with Saved by Grace in order to pool resources to accomplish various tasks for God’s Kingdom. I have had to continually disappoint those making these requests (and myself) by confessing that Saved by Grace does not have the resources to assist them in achieving their goals.
The unfortunate truth is that Saved by Grace is a “one-man” ministry, operated by me, to share the truth of God’s Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people groups, around the world, via the Internet. Presently, the most I am capable of doing is sharing that information and offering prayer support to those in need. Although I recently received encouragement from one of my readers that my ministry is important and should not be undervalued, I still wish I could do more.
After prayerful contemplation, I am convinced that the only way to expand Saved by Grace is to incorporate and register as a 501c3 non-profit organization. Doing so would allow me to solicit funding for the ministry, which would be tax deductable to contributing donors. The acquired resources could then be used to fund the ministry and the various project opportunities, which continually present themselves.
The first step in making this a reality is incorporating and filing for 501c3 status. My questions are:
- Do any of you (my members or guests) have (or know of) legal resources which would perform this work for a reasonable fee?
- Would you be interested in donating all (or part) of the funds necessary to cover the legal work and fees? (Note: I do not know if this donation would be tax deductable since it occurs prior to the 501c3 status being granted.)
- Once 501c3 status has been attained, is Saved by Grace a ministry to which you would feel comfortable making donations to support its Kingdom work?
Please let me know what you think by either leaving a comment or sending me a private email. Thanks in advance for your valued input.
In Christ’s service and yours,