"Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock."-- I Peter 5:2-4
Elders at the Dove serve as shepherds to the flock of God. Their main responsibility is to provide spiritual oversight of the church. Members elect elders each year based on the qualifications of I Timothy 3. The Dove is led by the elders but ultimately governed by it's own membership.