Runnells Christian Church is a self-governed congregation. Each year the congregation elects lay leaders to use their time, gifts, and talents to serve the church.
The Council is the church's administrative body. It manages property and finances, as well as oversees the church's programmatic ministries.
The Elders are elected to be spiritual leaders in the church. Each week they participate in worship by offering prayers. They also help the pastor visit the sick and homebound and offer spiritual support to the congregation.
The Diaconate contribute to worship each week by collecting the offering and serving communion.