The month of May includes some of life’s most significant celebrations: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and, for many students, Graduation Day. In many parts of the country, it is a time when Earth throws off its slumber and new life emerges.
In May, we remember the countless soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom. Did they die so that freedom could be trampled by forces that seek to weaken the church, the family, and our society? I pray not. They fought on the battle front and now we must fight on the home front to preserve our liberties. We can’t do it without your help.
Spring is in the air! It’s time to clean house and, of course, file (and pay!) your taxes. While many of us take some time during springtime to do a “deep cleaning” of our homes, have you ever considered doing the same with your ministry documents? By this, I mean updating your important documents and policies and eliminating those that are no longer necessary.
While these may seem like minor matters, our attorneys at the National Center for Life and Liberty deal with these issues on a daily basis. If your church is ever sued, a court will review whether the ministry is following its bylaws—including its Statement of Faith—consistently. These are not insignificant matters. Ask any pastor whose church has actually been sued.
On March 31, 2005, the world watched in horror as Terri Schiavo died a barbaric death after 13 days without food and water. As the lead attorney in this case that went to the Supreme Court and back twice in ten days, it was a very sad day when I announced to the world, on behalf of the Schindler family, that their beloved daughter and sister, Terri, had died on that March day in Pinellas County, Florida. This month marks 10 years since that fateful day.
The year 2015 is underway, and the challenges of our day continue to heat up. The courtrooms, the church houses, and the new Congress are active, and the National Center for Life and Liberty is being called upon to stand up for your rights and freedoms across the nation. Your prayers for the NCLL and your generosity to our efforts are deeply appreciated.
Your donations make it possible for the NCLL to defend, support, and serve some of the finest churches, ministries, and people in the world as they diligently reach out to the lost who so desperately need to hear about salvation through Jesus Christ. We’ve often said that if our office walls could talk, we’d hear some incredible stories of hope and freedom as God uses the NCLL to help keep churches strong, families protected, and His Word proclaimed.