Protecting Your Right to Serve: How Religious Ministries Can Meet New Challenges without Changing Their Witness
Undertaking a mission audit is a crucial task for ministries and religious organizations today. Organizations should undertake an individual assessment that will help identify challenges and religious liberty protections specific to their organization type and location and then make adjustments to better protect the group from challenges. While a thorough audit is a time-intensive and resource-intensive process, such planning is necessary as a matter of stewardship and prudent leadership. Religious organizations should carefully choose the legal counsel that will guide them through this process. A thorough mission audit is best undertaken with counsel that is familiar with religious organizations and with religious liberty issues, as such familiarity will help guide the organization through the complex moral and practical options facing religious bodies.