Central Christian Church is in fellowship with over 5,000 other Christian churches and churches of Christ around the world. However, there is no governing body that rules over this brotherhood of churches, hence the distinction "non-denominational." Each congregation is subject only to the will of Jesus Christ whom we recognize as "Head of the Church" as expressed in the Bible. Subsequent to that biblical authority, each congregation then selects from among its membership leaders to fill the biblically defined positions of elder and deacon fulfilling described duties to "shepherd the flock."