WHAT IS THE ROLE OF SERVANT LEADERS (SHAMISIM)?

The basic meaning of Greek word group behind the English translation "deacon" (diakon-) suggests the notion of service and servanthood (John 2:5Romans 15:8Matthew 20:26;Luke 10:40Acts 11:2912:25), especially in regard to providing practical help with respect to the basic necessities of life (Matthew 4:118:1527:55Luke 10:40; Romans 15;25). The basic task of servant leaders, then, seems to be helping those in need of food, water, and clothing, as well as ministering through hospitality and welcoming.

 

Excerpt from:  desiringGod.org