Who are our Elders?

Jason Worrall, Mark Finch, John Cavanaugh, John Ilupeju, Matthew Finch, Pauline Rushworth

What is an Elder?

According to the New Testament, elders are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of a church.

  • Elders lead the church 
  • teach and preach the Word.
  • protect the church from false teachers. 
  • exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine 
  • visit the sick and pray and judge doctrinal issues. 

In biblical terminology, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church” 

Here are a series of helpful biblical verses to explore the wider context of an Elder.


  • 1 Timothy 5:17
  • Titus 1:7
  • 1 Peter 5:1–2

Protect From False Teachers

  • 1 Timothy 4:13
  • 2 Timothy 3:13–17
  • Titus 1:9

Exhort and admonish the saints.

  • James 5:14
  • Acts 6:4

Teaching and Preaching

  • Acts 20:17, 28–31

Visit the sick and pray and judge doctrinal issues.

  • Acts 15:6
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