Growing Pains: The Call for Deacons (Acts 6:1-7)
Churches can experience growing pains. As a body of believers begin to experience the transforming power of God in their lives, a church will grow. As each of us let go and let God, if you will, with our lives, and begin to testify to all around us that in this place it is “One for All, and All for Christ” we will grow. Souls will be saved, lives will be changed, and the church will grow, but as we grow, we will experience growing pains. These pains can express themselves in various ways, such as, not enough space for a class or service, not enough parking, etc. But they also can express themselves in the manner as they were in the early church.