The Board of Elders is charged with the general oversight of all ministries and staff of the church. While administrative decisions and actions are subject to their authority, their primary role is to work with the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastors to ensure the church remains true to God’s Word and moving forward in God’s mission. Also, they are charged to help meet the pastoral needs of the congregation as much as possible.
"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away."
1 Peter 5:1-4
"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching."
1 Timothy 5:17
"The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you."
"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord."