Christians gathered in one place constitute a congregation and a number of congregations governed by one Consistory constitute a Parish. One of the congregations in the Parish may be designated as headquarters, in cases where there is more than one congregation.
The control of the Parish is exercised through the Consistory of that Parish, chaired by the minister appointed by Synod in consultation with the Presbytery concerned. The chair of the consistory, that is, the minister, is responsible for reporting to Presbytery on matters pertaining to the Parish in his or her care.
The Presbytery is the body
constituted by representatives of the Parishes of a region, the bounds of which
have been determined by Synod. It deals with such matters as are brought before
it by the Consistories within its region and serves both the Consistories and
Members of Presbytery consists of all workers of the Church stationed
within the bounds of the Presbytery; the delegates from Consistories to Synod;
representatives of structures of the Church residing within the bounds of the
Presbytery; the treasurer of each Consistory within the bounds of the
Presbytery; and retired Church workers (who may attend Presbytery meetings as
The Supreme BODY of the Church is the Synod and its decisions are binding on the whole Church. Members of Synod consist of ministers and evangelists in active service, elders from the Parishes, the General Secretary, the General Treasurer and the Presbytery Treasurers.
The Synod is lead by the Moderator elected from among its members. The Executive Committee of Synod consists of the Moderator, the General Secretary, the General Treasurer. the Chairmen of Finance, Ministerial Training and Church Extension Committees, and two representatives per Presbytery.