Dear bretheren in christ,
Elders who are they, using assembly name, there are several thread reagrding elders going on , and thier responsibilites. First of all as the word of God exhorts he is ordained by God, and is made visible to the brethren by the scriptural qualification.
5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
1 Timothy 5
1Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren
17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
20Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
The above said verses in itself has all the qulaities a elder should pertain.
Lets not get confused by the elders who by the virtue of financial assets gets prominence in the assemblies, pray for them as a member of the flock.
Yours in Christ