Church law

A LEGALLY SOUND APPROACH
TO CHURCH SECURITY

In recent years, the task of protecting people at church has become more challenging due to the profoundly disturbing phenomenon of mass shootings. Formulating a security plan requires us to contemplate what causes people to engage in these horrible acts. But unlike many issues in our post-modern culture, a satisfactory explanation for mass shootings, including those that occur at churches, is elusive.

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THE HEALTHY CHURCH INITIATIVE STATEMENT ON CHURCH GOVERNANCE: A BIBLICALLY-INFORMED LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

At Schuette Law Group, we seek to provide legal guidance from a Biblically-informed perspective. We are lawyers and do not purport to be theologians, but we do take seriously the obligation of all believers to “rightly handl[e] the word of truth.” Our Statement on Church Governance describes of 1) how we serve churches, 2) a statement of our views on what the Bible says about how the New Testament church is to be governed, and 3) an explanation of the models of governance we recommend.

Schuette Law Group provides a wide array of legal services to churches. We offer a solution-focused approach that is grounded in broad experience and a shared conviction about the critical role of the Church. We consider it a privilege to come alongside our church clients as they face the unique legal challenges of ministry.

Our Goal Is To Help Your Church Achieve Its Ministry Goals.

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What We Do For Churches:
Three Areas of Focus

The Healthy Church

Legal strategies to enhance the organizational health of churches.

The Peaceful Church

Conflict resolution services with a focus on Biblical peacemaking principles.

The Bold Church

Representation of churches facing legal challenges with constitutional implications.

THE HEALTHY CHURCH

Legal strategies to enhance the organizational health of churches.

  • Organizational Document Review and Drafting (Corporate Charters, Articles of Incorporation, Constitutions, Bylaws)
  • Ministry Policy Review and Drafting (Facilities Use, Financial Procedures, Wedding Policies)
  • Child Protection Policy Review and Drafting
  • Legal Guidance for Church Startups, Mergers, and Strategic Ministry Partnerships
  • Personnel Policy Review and Drafting
  • Nonprofit Legal Compliance

THE PEACEFUL CHURCH

Conflict resolution services with a focus on Biblical peacemaking principles.

  • Church Conflict Intervention
  • Resolution of Issues Regarding Legal Control of Church Property
  • Addressing Unresolved Cycles of Conflict
  • Staff Separation Matters
  • Guidance in Discipline of Volunteer Leaders and Members

THE BOLD CHURCH

Representation of churches facing legal challenges with constitutional implications.

  • Denial of land use because of ministry status (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”) cases)
  • Obstacles to or legal threats because of community involvement
  • Denial of ministry opportunities because of ministry status
  • Matters involving constitutionally protected expression of religious principles
  • Federal, state and local tax-exemption matters

Bowling Green, KY

719A Dishman Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 781-7500 Voice
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info@slg.legal Email

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