A Presbyter Council is a governing body of Presbyters of a jurisdiction authorized to do only two things governmentally: 1) guard the Constitution of Basileia and 2) admit and remove members. Presbyter Councils govern in a complementary fashion with Deacon Councils and Missional Councils. While the functions of a Presbyter Council may initially be handled by a founding Presbyter of a jurisdiction, as the jurisdiction grows the convention of employing an Executive Team will be needed in managing the consensus decision-making process among groups of Presbyters numbering, in general, more than 12. Basileia has the following six types of Presbyter Councils:
- Alliance Presbyter Council.
- Community Presbyter Councils.
- Fellowship Presbyter Councils.
- Abbey Presbyter Councils.
- Society Presbyter Councils.
- Chapter Presbyter Councils.
Also see Deacon Councils, Missional Councils, and Presbyter.