Basileia has six ecclesial jurisdictions or organizational expressions, none of which are limited geographically, enabling Basileia to do what it does:
- The Alliance
These jurisdictions or expressions relate to one another as follows:
- The Alliance is composed of Communities and Vocational Societies.
- A Community is composed of Fellowships united around an Abbey.
- Vocational Societies are composed of Chapters membered to Fellowships.
Each jurisdiction has equal value but different functions in Basileia.
The Alliance is the global expression of Basileia comprised of Communities and Vocational Societies. It was founded on December 29, 2004 upon the episcopal authority of Bishops of the Church.
A Community is a “city” expression of Basileia comprised of Fellowships who are membered to one another based on similar callings, charism and natural affiliation. A Community is similar to what some call a “diocese.” It is not limited geographically. An Abbey founds a Community.
A Fellowship is a familial expression of Basileia comprised of Basileians and Chapters of Vocational Societies. A Fellowship is like what some call a “parish” or “local congregation.” It is not limited geographically. A Presbyter founds a Fellowship.
An Abbey founds a Community and then continues to carry the unique responsibility of uniting all new Fellowships of the Community by serving as the home for the Community’s Abbot and governing councils. An Abbey is similar to what some call an “apostolic team” or “church planting team” or even a “cathedral church” of a diocese, but with more intensive monastic characteristics. It is not limited geographically. An Abbot founds an Abbey.
A Vocational Society is a global vocational expression of Basileia comprised of Chapters that advances the Kingdom in a specific sphere of influence and sociocultural domain of life such as education, business, the arts, the sciences, etc. A Society is not limited geographically. An Abbot founds a Vocational Society.
A Chapter is a vocational expression of Basileia membered both to a Vocational Society and to a Fellowship. A Chapter is not limited geographically. A Presbyter founds a Chapter.