In the legal body of the EBF all member unions are represented on the Council, at least with their General Secretary and their President. The council meets once a year.
The EBF Council elects a President for a two-year term.
The EBF Council names the Executive, a smaller decision-making body that meets twice a year.
The EBF Council elects the General Secretary, whose full-time assignment is to work on the tasks of EBF. He is at the same time the regional secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.