How are the churches of Christ organizationally connected?

Following the plan of organization found in the New Testament, churches of Christ are autonomous. Our common faith in the Bible and adherence to its teachings are the chief ties which bind us together. There is no central headquarters or president, pope or single head authority other than Jesus Christ himself.  Local congregations operate under the leadership of an Evangelist (Man of God) and elders in each local congregation. Congregations do cooperate voluntarily in supporting various ministry outreaches for example, orphans, education and missionary work.  Churches also fellowship together in gospel meetings, lectureships and other occasions.