Message #3 in a sermon series entitled ‘The Mission Goes On’. This message is based on Scripture from Acts 6:1-7. The early church in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly as thousands were reached with the Gospel message! With that amazing growth the Apostles quickly realized that they needed helpers to keep unity and minister to all the needs. Here we see the ministry of the first Deacons and the way that they blessed the church and their community. They were nominated by their church family and set apart for this very important work. May each of us strive to be faithful and available like these first servants!