Wouldn’t you want to be like the people Paul is writing about here. Whenever someone prays for you they say, “Oh thank you God!” And where you are bearing so much fruit in your ministry that word is getting around that that the Love and faith you have for Jesus is brimming over to other believers.
Paul had a pretty impressive list of trials and persecutions he’d been through. He throws this line in at the end. As a crescendo, his reason for making it through all of his troubles. He has a concern for all of the churches.
I don’t think the early church was as structured as churches today are: set up as a company, needing company directors, board meetings and minutes. But I’m sure there were appointed Elders who did their job.