Biblical Presbyterian Eldership

For the requirements and duties of the Ruling Elder's office even today, are still to be derived from Holy Scripture alone.45    Together with the rest of the Session, each Elder thereof must look after the flock in general.   Yet each Elder should also give individual attention to his own ward within that flock.   That is then the group of up to ten Church Families which the Session (usually on the basis of their geographical proximity to one another) assigns especially to the care of one Elder in particular.   He is then to visit them often, "from house to house."46