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International Headquarters Directory


Community of Christ International Headquarters is located in Independence, Missouri, USA. The Auditorium and Temple are on this complex.

Communications Team

The Communications Team oversees the production of Herald magazine and other print and digital resources, manages the Community of Christ brand and visual identity standards, and provides communications support to mission centers and congregations.  

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000
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Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

Council of Twelve Apostles

Members of the Council of Twelve Apostles are high priests called and ordained to be special missionary witnesses.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2226
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Estate Giving

Trained Mission Funding specialists can help members and friends create a personal estate plan that can preserve wealth, distribute assets to your heirs, and help support Christ’s mission. These professional services are available at no charge.

Office: +1 (800) 884-7526
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Events Support

Events Support is responsible for organizing and executing events held at International Headquarters in Independence, Missouri, USA.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 3077
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First Presidency

The First Presidency provides primary leadership to Community of Christ and is its highest-ranking priesthood quorum, consisting of the President of the church and two counselors. 

Office: +1 (816) 521-3038
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Fiscal Services

Fiscal Services provides oversight of accounting and business services, including the Fiscal Services Desk and Affiliate Investment Pools (AIP). 

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 1391
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Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

Formation Ministries Team

The Formation Ministries Team supports disciple and priesthood formation through resource development, training opportunities, and holistic spiritual formation.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 3034
Email: 
Formation resources: HeraldHouse.org
Leader and priesthood resources: OurMinitryTools.org

Herald House

Herald Publishing House partners with Community of Christ in planning, creating, and producing resources specific to denominational needs and the needs of the global community.  

Office: +1 (816) 521-3015
Office: +1 (800) 767-8181
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Human Resource Ministries

Information Technology

Information Technology provides technological support, such as security, Shelby, and operating systems, to Community of Christ staff and volunteers.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 1234
Email: 
Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

Library and Archives

The Library and Archives are located at the Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA, and provide research materials to members, staff, and scholars. 

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2399
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Membership Records

Membership Records produces priesthood cards and baby blessing, baptism, and confirmation certificates. They also manage Shelby, our membership record database, and provide training and support to congregational recorders.  

Office: +1 (816) 521-3077
Email: 
Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

Mission Funding

Mission Funding supports the Presiding Bishopric in coordinating the Generosity Cycle, Giving Tuesday, and eTithing as well as helping families with estate planning and other ways to connect generosity with their passion for mission.

Office: +1 (816) 884-7526
Email: 
Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel is composed of lawyers and paralegals who provide legal assistance, resources, and advice to leaders in all areas of ministry within the church.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2221
Office After-hours: +1 (816) 521-3040
Email: 
Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

Peacebuilding Ministries

Peacebuilding Ministries offers trainings and services to help people live in peaceful relationships.

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Presidents of Seventy

Seventies are ministers specifically focused on inviting and witnessing to people seeking to commit their lives to Christ.

Office: +1 (816) 668-8551
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Priesthood resources: OurMinistryTools.org

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Presiding Bishopric

The Presiding Bishopric is responsible for looking after the finances and properties of the church.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 3038
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Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

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Presiding Evangelist

The Presiding Evangelist serves as a spiritual companion, counselor, and guide to the church and its leaders.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 3006
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Priesthood resources: OurMinistryTools.org

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Quorum of High Priests

High Priests are called to be ministries of vision for Community of Christ.

Office: +1 (503) 970-7959
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Priesthood resources: OurMinistryTools.org

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Risk Management

Risk Management helps identify and evaluate ways the church is potentially affected by risk. This includes implementing techniques to better protect the church and methods to avoid or transfer risk as well as overseeing our insurance program. 

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 3057
Office: +1 (800) 825-2806
Office After-hours: +1 (816) 853-0012
Email: 
Leader resources: OurMinistryTools.org

The Center for Living Water

The Center for Living Water offers unique opportunities for personal and community formation from the Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. It is a ministry of Community of Christ. 

Office: +1 (816) 521-3035
Email: 

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Translations Team

The Translations Team translates print and digital resources and provides live translations at events and meetings.

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000
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Visitor Services

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Temple and Auditorium are closed to tours until 1 June 2022. Advanced reservations for tours after this date are required.   

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000, ext. 5
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Web Team

Web Team manages www.CofChrist.org and www.OurCofChrist.org

Office: +1 (816) 833-1000
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World Church Secretary

This role serves as assistant to the First Presidency, carrying out a wide-range of projects on their behalf. 

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