The World Christian Life Community (W-CLC) is made up of 62 affiliated national communities and many other communities in countries that are working towards their own affiliation. The World Community gathers together once every 5 years and celebrates its General Assembly. This assembly is the highest governing body of CLC as an official body in the Universal Catholic Church. Every Assembly elects a team of people who are missioned to implement the recommendations of the General Assembly over a five year period. This team of people is the Executive Council (ExCo) of CLC .