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Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses was established to organize and administer the congregational affairs of Jehovah's Witnesses throughout the world.

Table of contents
1 A Legal Corporation
2 Function
3 Organization

A Legal Corporation

Made public in 2001, the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses is a legally recognized corporation which distinguishes the religious order known as Jehovah's Witnesses from the other corporations operated by their organization.


The primary duty of this corporation is to secure and maintain unity by facilitating communication of the governing body and the various corporations of Jehovah's Witnesses with congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses world wide.

All corporations operated by Jehovah's Witnesses are non-profit and are for the benefit of the organization's members and their associates.


The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses operates out of the United States branch offices of Jehovah's Witnesses. It may pass direction to travelling overseers and local congregation elders or body of elders, and even to the body of elders through the travelling overseers.

District overseers, circuit overseers and the body of elders in each congregation are considered an extension of the corporation and serve to dissemenate communications to the congregations from the corporation (and by association, the governing body), and to organize congregational arrangements in accord with directions from the corporation.