Open Bible’s relationship with affiliated churches offers a balance of affiliation and freedom, providing accountability without undue control. Affiliated churches own their property and other assets. They agree to either adopt bylaw models provided by Open Bible, with a range of governance options, or abide by bylaws that have been approved by Open Bible as containing minimum requirements, including integrity in practices and protections against abuse of power. In addition to having voice and vote in major decisions that affect the direction of the association, affiliated churches also jointly support missionaries and the planting of churches both in the USA and around the globe. The Open Bible association consists of churches and ministers who believe they are stronger together than standing alone.