In the New Testament we read about specially-appointed servants who ministered to specific needs of Christians in a local church (Acts 6.1-7, Philippians 1.1). Their role requires high moral character and the ability to manage a home (1 Timothy 3.8-13), since they are given great responsibility. Following the example of Acts 6, the men who serve us as deacons manage a variety of important tasks within our group, freeing our shepherds and evangelist to concentrate on their own unique responsibilities.
“The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.” – Luke 22:26