Chris Clevenger has an excellent post on his blog that you should check out about Elders in the church and what they do. This is especially important, not only for ministers and youth ministers (where Elders would technically be our bosses at work), but very important for the church member as well:
The elders of the church have a great amount of responsibility. Their work is multifaceted and is often extremely difficult. The hours which they invest in the service of God often go unnoticed and under appreciated. Many Christians recognize their elders, but fewer know exactly what they do. The primary work of elders is not accomplished in secret, back-room meetings; their leadership should be evident.
Be sure to go check out Chris' post. And his nicely redesigned blog.
What Do Elders Do? [via Chris Clevenger]