For over 30 years, churches in Indiana have been free from government control to operate child care ministries. Some legislators want to take away this freedom churches have. Advance America will continue to lead the effort to protect churches. Churches are required to meet fire codes and sanitation regulations. But the government should not be able to tell a church: who they can hire, what they can teach the children and how they operate their child care ministry! If the government can control a church child care ministry then the next step would be to control other ministries of a church involving children including: Sunday school, day camps, Christian schools and summer camps. Fortunately an Amendment to House Bill 1136 in the State Senate in the 2012 General Assembly that would have given massive control to the government over church child care ministries was defeated! Advance America will continue to lead the effort to protect churches from government control or licensure!