There are approximately 350 independent Christian Community Congregations worldwide, with 14 congregations in North America. Services are also held through visits to branch congregations in several additional locations.
Each Christian Community congregation is financially independent and exists through the voluntary pledges and donations of its local members. There are regional and international administrative bodies to coordinate the work at those levels.
For all of the above reasons, most congregations of The Christian Community in North America, the first of which was founded in New York City in 1948, are small and intimate. This gives individual members the possibility of greater initiative and impact.
Congregations in Europe, where The Christian Community has been longer established, tend to be larger. Some of our churches in Europe seat 600-1,000. The scope of the work in Europe tends to be broader, including, for example, large venue international conferences.