In their shepherding of God’s flock, elders are required to bring comfort to the bereaved. This article emphasizes the need to listen when comforting the bereaved, and describes the nature of such listening.
There are many pastors who should not be pastors, and many elders who have no business being elders. It is for this reason that God told his church how it can discern the anti-elder type. This article gives five qualities of such a person, inferring them from 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
Should elders be treated different from other believers according to 1 Timothy 5:9? This article explains what it means not to admit a charge against an elder, and what implications it has for the church and their expectations on pastors.