From: _____________________________ Date: Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 PM Subject: Weblog title Subject: Trust
Can a church corporation be changed to a trust?
Jerald Finney firstname.lastname@example.org To:_________________ Sep 10 at 2:09 PM
No, a church corporation cannot be changed to a trust. A church corporation can be dissolved. A trust relationship can be established by a church.
A corporation is created by man’s law at the request of a church to the secretary of state in the state the church applies for incorporation.
The common law trust relationship has come down through time immemorial and was not the creation of man’s law. A church who establishes such a relationship actually organizes the church according to Bible principle. I explain more about this relationship in the following articles:
- The Church Bible Trust Relationship Explained and How a Church Can Nullify Her Efforts to Remain Under Christ Only (011119)
- What God Has Committed to Man’s Trust: “Ye Cannot Serve God and Mammon”: Steward or Trustee? (110817)
- How a Church Can Organize to Remain a New Testament Church (Holding Property In Trust For God Is A Scriptural Principle Recognized by American Law) (050616)
For a good overall study of church incorporation, church 501(c)(3) and 508 status, see
Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches – Spiritual or Legal Entities?
Feel free to give me a call should you wish to discuss your particular situation.
God bless you and yours.
For His Glory,
Brother Jerald Finney