The Elders of the Church provide care for the people and serve as shepherds to the flock of God. This is the mandate given to Elders in
1 Peter 5:1-10.
 
As shepherds who work under the supervision and authority of the pastor, each elder must seek first to be a care giver to the people of God's church.

The elder is a Disciple of the new converts and growing Christians.

S        The Elder is a public Servant.


H        The Elder is a Helper to the Pastor.


E        The Elder is an Exhorter and Edifier of the people.


P        The Elder is a Prayer Partner to the Pastor and each member

           of his oversight.


H        The Elder is a model of genuine Humility.


E        The Elder is an Evangelist, who leads people to the Lord.


R        The Elder is a spiritual Role Model to the people he serves.


D        The Elder is a Disciple of new converts and growing

           Christians.