Qualifications of Elders
Church Elders shall satisfy the qualifications for the office of Elder set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9, and therefore shall be above reproach, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to much wine or pugnacious, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money, not a new convert, having a good reputation outside the church, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, loving what is good and sensible, just, devout, and self-controlled. An Elder should also be a good manager of his household and if married, the husband of one wife, and, if he has children, they should be faithful and submissive.
Responsibilities of Elders
The Elders shall oversee and shepherd the members of the Church; give vision, leadership, and oversight to the work of the staff, deacons, and committees; equip the membership for the work of the ministry; encourage sound doctrine and practice; admonish and correct error; oversee the process of Church discipline; pray for the sick when asked; promote and give leadership to the ministries of the Church; lead in mobilizing the Church for world missions; and be firmly committed to praying for the pastoral staff.