Elders are designated as overseers of the local congregation (Acts 14:23, Acts 20:17-28, Titus 1:5-14). There is no central, earthly headquarters of the church and no organization superior to the elders of each local congregation. Elders are sometimes called bishops (Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:1-2, Titus 1:5-7), overseers (Acts 20:28), or pastors (Ephesians 4:11). All terms are synonymous for the same office. This congregation has had qualified men to serve as elders for most of its history, but presently is without an eldership and is looking forward to restoring an eldership as soon as able.