The elders provide spiritual oversight of Christ’s flock. Jesus is the Chief Shepherd. We seek to follow his lead so that we can lead the church in his direction. The key biblical texts that inform our understanding and guide our practice of this role are Acts 6:1-4; 20:17-38; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4.