1 Tim 3:8

3:8 Deacons. Deacons are officers in the church alongside overseers or elders (cf. Phil. 1:1). The precise tasks of the deacon are not spelled out in this passage. The church has usually viewed the ministry in terms of the role of the seven chosen to help the apostles in Acts 6:1–6, although “deacon” is not used in regard to the seven in that passage.