Someone a month or so ago posted a comment here at JWD about how they were surprised that when elders got together, for instance for dinner or some other non-congregational activity, that they seldom or never talked about the Bible or spiritual matters.
(If anyone remembers who made that comment, please let me know! Been trying to find the original thread for hours!)
Now this makes one wonder if the elders are elders because they are really interested in the Bible, or if there is another reason.
Someone else posted in that thread in reply that the reason elders don't talk about spiritual things during their "off" time is that they are afraid of saying something wrong, and then being corrected about it later.
Hmmm...I wish I could find that thread again!!!!