Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
– Acts 6:3
The Greek word diakonos (servant) in its various forms is used more than one-hundred times in the New Testament. It is used mostly in reference to service, or servants in general, however, there are two references where it seems to be used as a title – Philippians chapter one and First Timothy chapter three. While it’s true that every Christian should serve their local church, using their gifts to build-up the body, it is also true that God has gifted some, as a measure of His Grace to a local church, to excel at serving within their local church in an official capacity.