Are you a new church or church plant? It’s time to talk to a lawyer.

Newborns benefit from a healthy start. That’s why pediatricians stress multiple infant checkups and well visits in those early years.

Churches, too, benefit from frequent, early visits about legal issues. Research shows that a typical church plant requires *hundreds of thousands* of dollars of investment. You’re planning for that new church to make an impact that outlives its founders. A new church should plan to spend time with a lawyer in its formative years, to make sure its eternal mission isn’t derailed by legal blunders.