ULC SEMINARY DECLARATION OF FAITH Universal Life Church Seminary
Our main purpose is to help any and all who ask to find their spiritual truth, regardless of race, gender, background or other church affiliations.
We believe in God, and respect the power of Prayer. We also respect and value those who do not believe in God and those who get their answers through means other than prayer. We believe that all men and women should be given the opportunity to become useful citizens, do meaningful work, to encourage and help others find their purpose and achieve a healthy self-image. We believe in allowing individual responsibility for spiritual growth.
We respect the Constitution of the United States of America.
We also respect the governments of the other peaceful nations in which some of our members reside.
For additional information on starting your own church, use the following links:
Sample Bylaws - When creating your church, you will be asked to create your bylaws. This page has a sample of the bylaws I used. You are welcome to copy them and change them to suit your person church and situation.
Articles of Incorporation - It's also necessary to have articles of incorporation if you wish to incorporate your church. These are ones I created. Again, you are welcome to use them and change them as appropriate for your own needs.
Declaration of Faith - For each church, this is obviously going to be different. You may use this as a template to create your own declaration of faith. This is a great statement to share with the people of your congregation.
Statement of Beliefs - A statement of beliefs is similar to a declaration of faith. You can use this sample to see if it's something that you need and want to have for your own church and your own website. Talk to your congregation about what they think would be right for you.
Opening Resolutions - This is one of the things required when starting a new church. As with all the other things in this section, you can use this as a guide to help you create what you neeed for your own church. This is what I used when creating the ULC Seminary church.
IRS Qualifications - This article talks about what the main 14 points are that the IRS requires in order to establish your church as a church in the IRS's eyes. You can review them and see how well your church fits those requirements before you file for consideration.