Churches face an increasing maze of tax, employment discrimination, and liability issues. Churches are subject to miscellaneous tax provisions. Church bylaws should be updated to reflect current practices and caselaw. Volunteer policies should be implemented and followed to avoid liability. Security policies are becoming more and more important in the light of recent church shootings. And, much confusion exists about free speech and sermons on hot-button issues.

Josh Hershberger is an ordained and practicing minister as well as an attorney and can help your church pursue its mission of fulfilling the Great Commission while remaining compliant and protected from liability.

Josh routinely assists churches with incorporating, applying for tax-exempt status, updating  bylaws, drafting employment agreements, handling employment terminations and much more. Josh also helps churches through a nonprofit organization called the Bold Church Initiative, which equips Christians and churches to maximize their community impact. For more information, visit

If you have legal questions about your church, call us at 812-274-0441 or contact us through the contact form.