Now I have something to say to the elders in your group. I also am an elder. I have seen Christ's sufferings, and I will share in the glory that will be shown to us. I beg you to
shepherd God's flock, for whom you are responsible. Watch over them because you want to, not because you are forced. That is how God wants it. Do it because you are happy to serve, not because you want money.
Do not be like a ruler over people you are responsible for, but be good examples to them.
Then when Christ, the Chief Shepherd, comes, you will get a glorious crown that will never lose its beauty.
In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other. "God is against the proud, but he gives grace to the humble."
Be humble under God's powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes.