The Eldership is made up of men who have received training by current Elders through the Custodial Path of Elder’s Academy. Training focuses on theology, sociology, church history, Bible studies and homiletics. After this 7 year process they may seek to be congregationally affirmed and to join the Eldership of ABF. They must also meet the Scriptural qualifications of Eldership as defined in the Pastoral Epistles and are honed in this process by the current Elder administration.