The Order has a strict separation between its organization and Teachings. Within the Order everyone has their own specialty, each of equal importance. For example, the members of the band write and perform the songs for our services, whereas the Doctores provide for spiritual nourishment. The board enables this complementary structure.
Organization and Teachings are strictly separated. The organization is in the hands of the board. Members of the board look after the worldly interests. The Doctores are responsible for the Teachings and everything that is related to these. Board members cannot be or become Doctores, and Doctores are excluded from managerial and organizational tasks.
The board is responsible for the organizational ins and outs in the Order. This includes among other things the organizing of church services and discussion gatherings and the appointment and dismissal of ministers. In the Order, organization and Teachings are separate. The positions of member of the Board and minister are incompatible.
The Order has several ministers. They have been called to convey and interpret God’s Word and are responsible for the Teachings. They have no say in the organization of the Order. Female ministers are at times also named ‘Doctore’, male ministers at times also ‘Prophet’. There is no hierarchy from ministers to other circle-mates and the ministers are also of equal standing amongst themselves. In the Order, ministers are advisors. Except in church worship, their position is reactive: the one who seeks advice takes the initiative to ask for a conversation. Transformants can choose which minister they turn to and are free to follow or not follow their advice.
Transformants are organized in circles. A circle is a group of Transformants who live according to the Teachings. Such a circle can be compared to a parish. The first circle of Transformants bears, similar to the Church name, the name Orde der Transformanten.
Members of a circle can, if they wish, choose to live together in a community or other form of living. The church of the Order has no say in or over the form of living that Transformants choose individually.