A Free Church
The CAC is a free church; the Celtic Anabaptist Communion being a free church means
The office of presiding minister and the CAC headquarters/home office will be financially
sustained by the following spontaneous methods: donations, gifts, freewill offerings, voluntary
tithes. It may also receive proceeds from investments, etc.
It must be emphasized that at no time will the presiding minister take or receive a predetermined
or set salary, or any kind of salary, from Celtic Anabaptist Ministries or the Celtic Anabaptist
Communion. The presiding minister is neither an employee of this Ministry or Church, nor a
"self-employed minister"; Celtic Anabaptist Ministries/Communion is NOT a withholding agent
of the government - therefore no W-2 forms or 1099 forms will be prepared for or applied to the
presiding minister. This Ministry and Church Communion, exemplified in the aforesaid beliefs
and actions of the presiding minister, is thus a "FREE CHURCH" in organization, philosophy,
and practice. It is NOT an agent of, or for, the state. The CAC and all associated ministries and
orders are FREE -- not affiliated with, related to, or controlled by the state in any way.
The CAC presiding minister recommends that local affiliated churches not seek incorporation or
formally file for 501(c)3 status but will not demand this from local churches. Since individual
ministers and congregations have a high degree of autonomy within the larger CAC jurisdiction,
these individual local churches may or may not incorporate and/or file for 501(c)3 status as they
However, the national/international CAC jurisdiction will not seek incorporation or formally apply
for 501(c)3 status; these steps are not required for a church to be "tax-exempt"; churches and
their related associations and auxiliaries are automatically non-taxable.
It is the opinion of the presiding minister that incorporating and obtaining formal 501(c)3 status
interferes with the "free church" status and makes a church subject to the demands of the state.
Freedom to disagree is still given in this matter.
To repeat once again: The CAC allows individual local churches, fellowships, and ministries
freedom of choice with regard to this matter.
It is the intent of the presiding minister that the national/international CAC jurisdiction will
forever remain a free church, unencumbered by the state or secular order.