"So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 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." (1 Peter 5:1-3)
The role of elders serving on Session is primarily one of shepherd.
Each elder has a group of members for which they provide prayer,
support, guidance & discipleship. In addition to this, each elder on
Session oversees one of the areas of ministry of the church.