We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth. -Sixth Article of Faith
The Fellowship of Christ is a nondenominational Latter Day Saint movement. The Church is not a building, a denomination, or an organization; it is a people who love Jesus Christ and one another. Every family is the first layer of Christian Fellowship. Because all that are called may hold the keys of the priesthood, the father and/or mother may be the spiritual leader(s) in the home. This is for them to workout through prayer and revelation. The same is true for same-sex couples. And, in polygamous relationships, it is recommended the decision be put to a vote.
Multiple friends and/or families that worship together as a small congregation is called a Synagogue. Synagogue literally means “bring together,” and was used in Biblical times to small groups of people meeting together in homes. We recommend those in the Synagogue prayerfully find a Pastor (a lone Bishop) to lead them. A larger Congregation would want to meet in a temple; a building bought by the local Congregation and dedicated to worshiping the Lord. We recommend a Congregation not exceed one hundred fifty adult seekers and disciples (Mosiah 9:51 RAV, 18:18 OPV).
We recommend Congregations be led by members of the High Priesthood, known as a Bishopric: a High Priest, a High Priestess, and a First Deacon. These three should act as one, are called of the Lord, as sustained by the congregation. They may be supported by one male and one female first elder and one male and one female first deacon.
Synagogues or Congregations are not actually officially or legally a part of the Fellowship of Christ, but nondenominational churches that work with and are associated with us. These may be legally organized locally, or not. They may chose to associate with us, or merely use the resources we make available. Groups of congregations working together are lead by a Patriarch and Matriarch. Each Synagogue or Congregation sends two to four representatives to work with the Patriarch and Matriarch as a part of the Council of Evangelists. These High Councilors will help ensure the needs of the Stake are met and help oversee local missionary efforts. Evangelists travel between Congregations, preaching and laboring as needed.
The Fellowship of Christ is currently lead by the First Presidency as they form the Council of Fifty and work to establish the Council of Elders. The Council of Elders consists of the Co-Presidents from the First Presidency. They oversees the needs of the Fellowship as counseled by the co-presidents of the Apostles, the co-presidents of the Seventy, and the Patriarch and Matriarch of the Fellowship. In addition, a lay member is chosen to represent the Assembly of the Saints. The Apostles have been called to help bring unity in Christ to the many Latter Day Saint Denominations. The Seventy have been called to help assist Saints called to organize Synagogues, Congregations, and Stakes. The Fifty assist the Frist Presidency, and the Patriarchs and Matriarchs assist locally.
We are a community of people, of Saints; you are the Church. We do not have an official membership record, being a nondenominational movement. One may be a member of other Latter Day Saint denominations and still be counted as members of the Fellowship. To be counted as a member of the Fellowship of Christ, one must attend classes or meetings semi-regularly, and contribute financially to the movement. There is also a series of discussions before membership may be extended. For men and women wishing to enter the Priesthood, there is a free 9 week course that is required before ordination.