The congregation represents the final authority on all matters of church life. Recognizing that both Jesus and Paul appealed to the congregation as the final authroity on matters of discipline, thus we structure our polity congregationally. We are a self-governing church, captive only to the will of God (Matthew 18; 1 Cor. 5). Accordingly, the congregation votes on its leadership, admits and dismisses members, and stands accountable to God for its public teaching and preaching.
Concord (CGBC) strives to carry out these great responsibilities by calling members to involve themselves in one another’s lives, holding monthly member’s (business) meetings at which the congregation governs itself.