In keeping with Biblical teaching, elders oversee the church. The Bible refers to their roles with a variety of terms including: elder, shepherd, bishop, overseer, and presbyter. They are charged before God with the care, protection, feeding, and nurturing of the congregation.
We are blessed at Lascassas to have these men serving as our leaders. We are grateful for their devotion and for desiring to serve in this capacity. We are grateful for the time, energy, and wisdom they bring to their role as elders.
This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (1 Tim.3:1-7)