Central Committee
WCC central committee members meeting in Geneva, September 1999

The central committee is elected by the assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 12 to 18 months. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and adopting the budget of the Council. The assembly elects the presidents of the WCC, who serve as members of the central committee. The executive committee (including the officers) is elected by the central committee and normally meets twice a year. The general secretary serves ex officio as secretary of the central and executive committees.