Pastors And Elders
An elder, as an under-shepherd, follows the example of Jesus, the chief-shepherd. A pastor (i.e. elder) follows the example of Jesus as our great prophet, priest, and king. And so a good elder preaches the Word (prophet), shepherds the people (priest), and rules well, organizing and making decisions for the good of the people and the glory of God (king). The speech and conduct of an elder should be exceptional, thereby making him an example to the flock (Hebrews 13:7).