We are a church that is overseen by a team of Elders called an Eldership. An Eldership cares, prays, supports, and protects the Flock of God (called the church), Acts 20:28 & 1 Peter 5:2. They focus on the spiritual needs of the church along with ensuring the needs of the people are met through the Deacons and Service Ministries. Other responsibilities of an Elder are he must be able to teach (1 Timothy 3:2) and "He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it." Titus 1:9. You can read more about Elder qualifications in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, Acts 20, 1 Peter 5, James 5, and Ephesians 4.