The Elder: Overseer, Shepherd or Coordinator? About the position and task of the elder in the Church

This article asks whether an elder is an overseer, a shepherd or a coordinator and after a survey of both biblical material (Old Testament and New Testament), and study of what John Calvin believed, it concludes that in fact the elder is all three. The burden of the paper is that the elder should be aware of and not neglect his pastoral duties, especially the visitation of the congregation for the spiritual edification of its people.