How do I check to see if a church, ministry or non-profit organization is legitimate?

Here are some organizations that collect financial information about non-profits.

Ministry Watch

— And be sure to download their “donor alert” pdf file.

Better Business Bureau reports on charities

Guidestar collects financial reports for donors

Legitimate Charities

Ripoff Report

Snopes researches online and urban rumors

Where do I go to research a ministry’s theological beliefs?

Here are some resources that discuss both the ministry’s stated beliefs and whatever controversy they may be involved in.

Apostasy Alert — Jackie Alnor

Watchman Fellowship


  1. E hayes

    Years ago I gave $1000 to lesea roadcast believing Mike Murdock. I am an idiot.

    1. Don

      A baby isn’t a stumbler when it falls while learning to walk. Your’re not an idiot when you do something idiotic. Simply learn from you’re mistakes (mis steps) and press on toward the goal.


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