Church Common Law Trusts: Real Life Examples with Contact Information

Many churches in America have declared and practice the Bible (Common Law) trust relationship with property. They do so in order to glorify and please God by honoring New Testament church doctrine. A church can practice New Testament church doctrine without a written declaration. However, should the church wish to give their tithes, offerings, and gifts to God, or meet on real estate owned by the Lord Jesus Christ (not owned by, for example, the “church” corporation), the church must declare, in writing, a Bible trust. Many churches have done so.

This page will link to posts dedicated to churches and pastor/trustees who practice New Testament church organization principles and give the names and contact information of the trustees of the Bible trust which the church established. The page is being initiated on April 12, 2022 after a discussion with a trustee of a Bible trust who worked with this ministry to organize a church and establish a Bible trust relationship with property. Others will be added as time permits. Just click the colored link to go to the webpost.

Trinity Springs Baptist Church Trust, Shoals Indiana (1980s)

Faith Baptist Church Trust, Kearny Nebraska (2003)

Living Springs Baptist Church Trust, Couer D Alane, Idaho (2021)

Jerald Finney, a Christian Lawyer, having received this ministry in the Lord, explains how a church in America can remain under the Lord Jesus Christ and Him only. "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen" (1 Peter 4:10-11; See also, Ephesians 4::1-16 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-25). "Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it" (Colossians 4:17). "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church" (Ephesians 1.22; See also, e.g. Colossians 1:18).

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