1 Pet 5:1–4

So as your fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings and as one
who shares in the glory that will be revealed, I urge the elders among you:
Give a shepherd’s care to God’s flock among you, exercising oversight not
merely as a duty but willingly under God’s direction, not for shameful
profit but eagerly.
And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the
Then when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory
that never fades away.

One thought:

God’s elders/overseers/shepherds are to be servant leaders of the flock, sadly, many today fleece their sheep. If you haven’t already – check out ‘American Gospel’.


Three questions:


What is one thing you noticed about God’s job description for pastor/elders?


How do you feel about your elders?


Encourage one of your pastor/elders today – send them a text.




Acknowledge God’s gift of leaders to His Church.

Give thanks for your elders (past/present).

Ask God to help your pastors care for the flock.