Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

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The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses was established to organize and administer the congregational affairs of Jehovah's Witnesses throughout the world. (See also: Organizational structure of Jehovah's Witnesses)

Publicly announced in January of 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. Its primary duty of is to facilitate the spreading of the religious message of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

This corporation operates along with Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. 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.

All corporations operated by Jehovah's Witnesses are non-profit and are for the benefit of the organization's members and their associates. Such entities or corporations are necessary to conform to local, state and national laws, and as--as Jehovah's Witnesses understand--are required by God's Word. (Rom. 13:1)

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