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The Role of Deacons. (Part 1). What ’ s a Deacon? . Diakonos - “ to serve, wait on ”. Background of Deacons. Acts 6.1-7 The only example of appointed servants Greek-speaking Jewish widows are neglected Greek-speaking Jewish men are selected The church moved forward as a result.

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    1. The Role of Deacons • (Part 1)

    2. What’s a Deacon? • Diakonos - “to serve, wait on”

    3. Background of Deacons • Acts 6.1-7 • The only example of appointed servants • Greek-speaking Jewish widows are neglected • Greek-speaking Jewish men are selected • The church moved forward as a result

    4. Acts 6 Principles • Congregations choose special servants • Special servants are selected when special needs arise • Special servants are not just errand boys • The role implies a focus on serving people • Special servants exist so shepherds won’t have distractions