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.