Resource Documents

Resources on Church Governance from ADF

Church Security FAQ; Churches and Hate Crimes; Church Security Recommendations; Can Religious Organizations Discriminate in Hiring? Internal Affairs FAQ; Church Autonomy White Paper – Protecting Churches From Government Interference; Seven Things All Churches Should Have in Their Bylaws; Suggested Bylaw Language for Select Topics; The Importance of a Membership Policy; Model Membership Agreement; Procedure for Member Discipline/Membership Revocation; Procedure for Rescinding Membership;  Job Descriptions & Religious Grounds for Limiting Employment;  Business With Conviction: Employer Religious Beliefs; Religious Belief Regarding Marriage; Church Facility Use Policy Click here to access.

Legal Organizations

Background Publications & Websites


Practical Legal Information

Church Security Resources; Church Autonomy Resources; Governing Documents; Legal Documents & Law Reviews; Churches & Politics Resources; Pulpit Initiative Resources; Equal Access Resources; Religious Freedom Resource

 Case Information

News & Articles

Advocacy Organizations & Projects