- Matthew 16:13-20 – Jesus promises to give Peter the keys of the kingdom.
- Philippians 1:1
- Acts 14:23
- This is the same role as bishops and overseers, which refer to different functions of the same role.
- Elders are to lead. Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 5:3
- Elders are to feed. I Peter 5:2-3
- Elders are to watch for welfare of souls. Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 5:4
- Elders are not bosses (I Peter 5:3); they are servants of the flock just as a shepherd is a servant of the sheep.
- Members are to be careful that the elders lead aright and then follow that right lead. Hebrews 13:17
- If elders do not lead aright, the members are not to follow, but to rebuke. (I Timothy 5:19-20)
- List of deacons and resposibilities at Benchley.
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