The "council" is the governing body of the community. Elected from the membership of the community for 4 year terms. The council coordinator is elected from the membership of the council.
Mother of God community is recognized within the Archdiocese of Washington as a Private Association of the Faithful. This is a canonical designation which indicates that a religious organization is officially approved for voluntary participation by Catholics. The process of obtaining this recognition included the writing of statutes governing the life of the community and the holding of elections for the community leadership.
The Mother of God Community is also a participating member in the Association of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities in the Archdiocese of Washington as well as the Washington Catholic Charismatic Service Committee.
Mother of God community is a member of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships. This fraternity is recognized by the Vatican Council for the Laity.