The ECCB with approximately 75 000 members in around 260 local congregations is the biggest Protestant Church in the Czech Republic. The church considers the Bible to be the basis of faith and life. The highest administrative authority is the 6-membered Synodal Council, consisting both of church ministers and of laity. The highest body is the synod – the annual general assembly. In the ECCB, both men and women are commissioned to the ecclesiastic service. Beside the congregational life, religious education and ecclesial schools it focuses on social care and chaplaincy in hospitals, prisons, army, detention centers and refugee camps.