As Peter nears the end of his letter to these suffering believers, he pivots his attention to the leaders in the church. In times of suffering, good leadership is crucial for the wellbeing of any community, and the church is no different. We know from the collective New Testament writings that elders are primarily called to lead, feed and protect the flock as shepherds. Peter is going to charge these elders leading in hard circumstances to lead in 3 specific ways that should inform the life of every Christian. Peter tells them to be willing servants, to lead with right motives and to live as examples worth imitating. The reward from Jesus in the age to come will be unimaginable! Finally, he encourages young believers to follow their church leaders as they follow Jesus--and all of this should be clothed in humility as we await the return of our Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ!