Russell L. Farmer Director of affiliate ministry programs
Subordinate Ministries Program Membership Requirements
Fellowship Ministries has a zero
tolerance policy regarding wrong doing
or dishonesty of any kind.
Chaplain Russell the director of Affiliate Ministry programs for
further information on the requirements for membership in the affiliate
Applicant may contact him during normal office hours (Monday
- Friday) California time 9:am to 5:pm. at (254) 598-5051
CFMI take the responsibility of over seeing the CFMI group exemption
under 501 (c) 3 very seriously. Applicants who have a problem following
directions, being held accountable, or answering to authority need
not apply. During an applicants interview for membership in the
affiliate ministry program they will be ask questions regarding
the information on this page. Applicants will be interviewed by
phone by by two senior staff members. Applicant are advised to read
everything on this web page very carefully.
applying for this program must be members in good standing with
Chaplain Fellowship Ministries for a period of no less than 12 months
before applying for this program. Applicants must past a
background check, have a real existing ministry "NOT an Internet
ministry". Applicant must take and pass the required IRS courses
listed below under Virtual Workshop.
No member or ministry will be covered unless they meet the established
requirements and standards of the governing board of directors of
Chaplain Fellowship Ministries and be in compliance with the requirements,
rules, regulations and guidelines established by the Internal Revenue
Service governing 501 (c) 3 tax exempt public charities.
will be no exceptions!
Membership with Chaplain Fellowship Ministries does not mean
a member's ministry will be automatically approved. Becoming an
affiliate subordinate ministry under Chaplain Fellowship Ministries
is a privilege, not an automatic right of membership with Chaplain
Members applying to become an affiliate subordinate ministry are
required to complete five virtual training courses
provided by the IRS before they will be considered for membership
in the affiliate subordinate ministry program. The online training
provides the tools and knowledge to help keep organizations
exempt status intact. See the link below titled Virtual Workshop
Once you've completed each course, applicants taking the workshop
must be sure to take the evaluation survey, which will allow them
to print a certificate of completion for the courses, copies of
all five certificates of completion must be sent to the home office.
For rulers hold no terror for those who do right,
but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of
the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend
you. For he is Gods servant to do you good. But if you do
wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He
is Gods servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on
the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities,
not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
WORKSHOP: Obtaining and maintaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
status is crucial to the success of charitable organizations.
All qualified members seeking to be covered under the group exemption
of CFMI must take the following virtual training courses provided
by the IRS. 1. Tax Exempt
Status 2. Unrelated Business
Income 3. Employment Issues
4. Form 990 5.
Required Disclosures. This online training provides the tools
and knowledge to help you keep your organizations exempt
status intact. It consists of five interactive courses, which
you can take individually and in any order.
more course information. Also we advise all affiliate members
to download all five printable PDF presentations
for future reference.
MINISTRIES FILLING REQUIREMENTS: Affiliate Subordinate
Ministries are responsible for their own actions and are required
to visit the internal revenue service web site and educate themselves
regarding public charities & non-profits. Affiliate Subordinate
Ministries are responsible for filing their own 990, 990EZ,
990N or any other forms required by the Internal Revenue Service.
We would advise everyone to keep themselves informed and make
sure you educate yourselves and your board members so you will
not have any problems.
YOUR 990N: It is a very simple form that will only take few minutes
of your time, once filed your ministry will be good for another
To file your 990N. Affiliate ministries who fail to file their
990 or 990 (ECard) will lose their exempt status under CFMI,
the IRS will revoke it, if this happens there is nothing we
can do, it cannot be reissued. Any ministry who has it revoked
by the IRS will have to file for their own tax exempt status
under their own ministry.
Affiliate Subordinate Ministries Information and Resources
EXEMPT:This is an IRS interactive web-based training program covering
tax compliance issues confronted by small and mid-sized tax-exempt
For training, For IRS educational videos
Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits:Affiliate
Subordinate Ministries need to visit the IRS web page on Tax Information
for Charities & Other Non-Profits. Affiliate Subordinate Ministries
are responsible for filling their own 990, 990EZ or any other
forms required by the IRS. Keep yourselves informed, and Educate
yourselves and your board members so you will not have any problems.
For information on here Charities & Other Non-Profits .
Employer's Tool Kit:A new page on the IRS web site for Charities & Other Nonprofit
centralizes federal tax resources commonly needed by tax-exempt
organizations that compensate employees.
To see the exempt employers tool kit for more information.
by State exemption Information:
You need to be aware of your state's laws concerning tax
exempt status for non profit groups. Each states laws vary by type
of group as well as type of project chosen for sales. The above
link is provided for your convenience and in no way should be considered
as legal advise for your particular group or project.
New internal revenue service filing and user fee schedule
to view the new internal revenue service filing and user fee Schedule.
Scroll down to determination office user fee, look under Application
for recognition of exemption and Group exemption letters.
AND D-U-N-S NUMBER: Tax
Exempt organizations applying for a grants from the federal government
must have a Duns Number. D-U-N-S Number assignment is FREE for
all businesses required to register with the US Federal government
for contracts or grants. to request your D-U-N-S Number via the Web. If one does not
exist for your business location, it can be created within 1 business
To request your D-U-N-S Number by phone, (for US, Puerto Rico,
and US Virgin Islands Only). or technical difficulties, contact
Ideas:There are hundreds of fundraising location
on the net for non-profits. You can find a lot of them in our
Subordinate Ministry not listed on this page have been removed from
the affiliate subordinate ministry program.
Affiliate Subordinate Ministries Information ]
Fellowship Ministries International is legally Incorporated as
a Nonprofit public charity, please
for verification. Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International
also holds a 501(c) 3 group exemption. US Federal Government contractors,
Corporations and foundations our Legal Name is Chaplain Fellowship
Ministries International Inc., Legal Structure is Nonprofit Public
Charity, D-U-N-S Number is 808479526. Chaplain Fellowship Ministries
is an Internationally recognized ministry of presence.