Church Political InvolvementOVERVIEW
Many church leaders are aware that political activities may jeopardize their church's exemption from federal income taxation, but they don't have a clear understanding of how this can happen. This explanation of the ban on political activities by churches will assist you in deciding whether or not to pursue various means of involvement.
Education, Registration, and Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns
Use these guidelines to keep your involvement above reproach.
Inviting a Candidate to Your Church
Here’s what your church needs to know before a candidate takes the podium.
Quick Guide for Assessing Political Involvement
A chart explaining your church's options
Supporting Issues, Not Candidates
How to maintain the distinction between political advocacy and campaign intervention
Understanding Political Involvement
The IRS has taken a strong stance against church involvement in political campaigns.
About the Author: Richard Hammar