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Under the headship of Jesus Christ and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, elders lead New Braunfels Bible Church. The Holy Spirit is the instrument through which a man becomes an elder (Acts 20:28), developing the spiritual disciplines and capacity required for the office. Elders at NBBC are recognized based on the qualifications and functions of an elder found in New Testament passages like 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5. Elders are “shepherds” (pastors) who guard the flock from ‘savage wolves’ (Acts 20:29) who seek to divide the flock, and care for the needs of believers by teaching truth, and guiding the ministries of the church in light of the teachings of Scripture.