What are elders supposed to actually do then? What does being an elder entail in practical terms? What is the relationship of elders to the church in regards to their function? And what isn’t the relationship of elders to the church in regards to their function? These questions are answered clearly and in great detail, and answered in the light of the fact that it is the unfortunate experience of many believers that a large number of leaders in churches today aren’t quite what the Bible says they ought to be. It all boils down to a simple test: Are you being nurtured, or dominated? Are you being led, or driven? Are you being brought into increasing dependence upon Jesus, or into increasing dependence upon your elders? Is your church’s leadership defending and protecting your personal biblical and God-given rights as a Christian, or is it limiting and curtailing them? This talk will leave you in no doubt as to how the Lord envisages eldership.