The elders of the church have thus been tasked
To shepherd well the members of their church,
To volunteer their time and not be asked,
To be assessible without a search.
This is not any job from nine to five;
Responsibilities are round the clock,
To act not with constraint but always strive
To help all with their needs without a squawk.
The love of Christ is present in you all,
Regardless of your status in the fold.
Not one of you are too high not to fall;
Not one of you are too set to remold.
To oversee the flock you have to be
A servant to them all and happily.
Feed the flock of God which is among you,
taking the oversight thereof,
not by constraint, but willingly;
not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind
1 Peter 5:2 KJV