Elders are called to serve among and provide spiritual protection for the Church body and are accountable to Christ and the Church membership. Elders are to provide overall leadership to the Church through prayer, the ministry of the Word, and pastoral care, as well as by setting an example for all Church members by the Elder’s obedience to the mission of Christ and His Word (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 6:3-4; 20:28-31; 1 Corinthians 4:14-16; 1 Timothy 3:2, 5:17; Hebrews 13:7, 17; 1 Peter 5:1-4). All pastoral staff serve as Elders at FBCSF. Elders may also be selected from the adult, male membership of the Church as led by the Holy Spirit and affirmed by the Church membership. The Senior Pastor shall serve as the “first among equals” with other Elders.