STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE
Council of Reformed Churches of India adheres to the episcopal governance and structure embodied in Scripture and followed by the Anglicans Fathers. We believe in the priesthood of all believers, yet we also believe that God is a God of order who establishes lines of authority to strengthen the Church in serving Him and humanity.
We believe that each part of God’s Church should be autonomous, meaning: self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating.Council of Reformed Churches of India is led by its own Metropolitan, The Synod, Conference of Bishops and General Assembly. We function according to a well-defined constitution and have a Canon Law for the governance of the church. On every level, we follow the biblical model of multiplicity in leadership, ensuring that no one makes unilateral decisions for the church.
Council of Reformed Churches of India has its administration in conformity with the teachings of Anglican Church of India They taught, “As the Lord did nothing without the Father, being united to Him, neither by Himself nor by the apostles, so neither do you anything without the bishop and clergy”.
The central administration of the church is backed by the dioceses. Each diocese consists of a geographical grouping of churches and is led by an episcopa. Each one has its own council and assembly.
THE ARCH BISHOP
The day-to-day administrative responsibility of the church and its ministry is mostly delegated to the Synod Working Committee which is appointed by The Synod. This committee meets on a regular basis.