We just completed a lengthy study in the book of Acts in Karis Church. Back in chapter 6, right after the church's initial explosion, there is a critical moment. The early church meets the needs of struggling Hellenist widows in her midst, preserving unity in the process. Deacons are first appointed here to care for a hurting part of that church community. Southern Baptist leader Ed Stetzer writes this compelling article linking that day to today. Check it out.