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E.4. Structure of the Community-Organizing Locally

Cooperation and Contact

Co-Counselors in a geographical location are to cooperate with each other and stay in contact with the International RC Community.

Leaders’ Groups

As soon as there are two or more Co-Counselors in the same geographical location or in the same constituency, they should meet occasionally as a leaders’ group to discuss and plan for the growth, improvement, and organization of RC. People who are leading, or are willing to lead, should be invited to these meetings. If a leaders’ group becomes larger than ten people, it can be divided. However, one leaders’ group should continue to take responsibility for the overall growth, improvement, and organization of Co-Counseling in the locality or constituency.

Leaders’ Groups in Developing Communities[71]

A leaders’ group in a Developing Community is expected to stay in regular communication with the RRP (or the IRP or designee if no RRP has been designated). Group members, in consultation with the RRP (or IRP), can choose an individual to lead this group. This leader, in consultation with the leaders’ group,

  1. consults with the RRP (or IRP) about classes, support groups, and workshops for the Developing Community;
  2. recommends people to be certified as new RC teachers (see Guideline D.1. Certification of RC Teachers);
  3. recommends people to attend workshops;
  4. approves the use of the Developing Community’s Outreach Funds (see Guideline H.7. Outreach Finances: Communities Outside the United States).

This leader does not carry out other responsibilities, for example, those carried out by the ARP in an organized Area (see Guideline E.6. Functions of the ARP). These are the responsibilities of the RRP (or IRP if no RRP has been designated).


Developing Communities usually need support from experienced leaders until they have grown large enough and experienced enough to form an Area and choose an ARP.


[71] A Developing Community (previously called an “unorganized Area”) is a group of Co-Counselors in a geographic location who are working together to build an RC Community.

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