The NACM recognizes ordination for the spreading of the gospel. In accordance with this, the US government may grant certain benefits regarding the ability to officiate marriages, tax exemptions, etc. These things are beyond our purpose; however, we do recognize that people can benefit from them. For this reason we do not restrict our affiliated ministers from applying for these benefits. Although, it should be noted that we make no claims regarding what the IRS or other governing bodies will or will not recognize for these permissions. It is the independent minister’s responsibility to know the laws and act in accordance with them.