The Central committee serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.
The WCC Executive committee agreed to convene the Central committee 23-29 June 2021, using electronic communications as provided in Rule XVIII.8, to address urgent matters that are reserved to the central committee, but also to be an expression of the living fellowship of churches.
The Central committee needs to meet, not only to take decisions on urgent matters that are reserved to the Central committee, but to share the experience of the churches in responding to unprecedented change and the devastating loss of life. At its meeting in June, the Central committee will decide when and where the next in-person Central committee will take place.