THE MANAGEMENT OF SCIENTOLOGY
THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
At the top of the ecclesiastical structure is the Church of Scientology International (CSI), the mother church for all Scientology. Located in Los Angeles, CSI provides overall direction, planning and guidance for the network of churches, missions, field auditors and volunteer ministers which comprise the Scientology hierarchy it spans, and ensures these various organizations are all working effectively together.
Every church has one common and primary goalto help its parishioners achieve spiritual freedom. Such a goal, however, is attained on a gradient, one step at a time, and this is reflected in the ecclesiastical hierarchy of Scientology.
CSI broadly plans and coordinates Scientology expansion. This planning is then carried out by the individual networks of organizations which comprise ecclesiastical management at the continental echelon.