The Christian Community in the World
The entire movement of the Christian Community is in secular - economic and legal respect as a foundation under Dutch law under the name of
Stichting de Christengemeenschap (international)
The Foundation, which is responsible for the movement as a whole, is the most important foundation in the world.
The following tasks are carried out within the Foundation:
- Financing the cross-sectional tasks, e.g. costs of the leadership of the priesthood and its events / synods, priest training
- Administration and financial support of the expansion into new countries and regions and in the planting of churches,
- Economic transactions that do not fall within the competence of individual municipalities or regions
- International events and congresses.
The main forum of the Foundation is the Council. It consists essentially of the leadership of the priesthood and a maximum of three delegates per region, of whom, as a rule, one is the active leader, one is the coordinator of the region and another delegate can be appointed by the region. The Council meets every year and elects an Executive Committee from the Council members to discuss economic decisions between Council meetings. The practical implementation and daily decisions are carried out by the full-time Executive Committee in Berlin.
Within the Foundation, 16 regions exist as independent units. The legal forms of the regions are not uniform, since the respective national legal systems require different handling. In this context, region means an area of congregations of the Christian Community which are grouped together on the spiritual side by a leader and are usually represented on the economic side by a coordinator.
The current regions are: AustralAsia; Bavaria; France and Francophone Belgium; Great Britain and Ireland; the Netherlands and Flanders; North America; North Germany; Nordic Countries; Central Germany; Austria and the Czech Republic; Switzerland and Italy; Southern Africa; South America; South West Germany; West Germany; Württemberg.
In economic terms, the regions organize themselves. In order to carry out the tasks of the entire movement, they support the Foundation with their contributions.