Micro Church Launching
My husband and I are wanting to start a home-church or micro-church in another setting. We have been working with several individuals one-on-one (discipling) and feel God wants us to gather together for worship together. If we launch a new church, how do we handle the offerings? Do we open a checking account in the new church name? How about expenses like if we have to rent meeting space?
My husband is ordained and our new church could be affiliated with our District/Denomination, which has 301c3 status. Is that sufficient if we identify (through District Board minutes) "under them" as far as tax-exempt for donations? I'm assuming we would need to keep track of giving from individuals for their taxes. I'm also assuming we need someone other than us (pastor/and wife) to manage the books. Any help would be appreciated.