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.

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SPEAKING

Brian speaks frequently to churches and ministry leaders about legal issues of interest to the Church. 

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.

A Modern Day Parable about Procrastination

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 Ext.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 781-7500 Voice
(270) 781-7533 Facsimile
info@slg.legal Email

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