In Acts 6, the first deacons were selected for the church. That first group of men had a very important responsibility – serving. The early church picked men, full of the Holy Spirit, to ensure that needs were being met within the church.
Northside uses deacons in the same regard. Though they may not distribute food as the first deacons did, they still serve. Every person who is a member of Northside participates in the “deacon family ministry.” Simply put, this is a ministry that ensures that every member has someone to call on during a time of need, that every person has someone praying for them and with them, and that ensures that our ministry staff can fulfill their biblical responsibilities of preaching, leading, and praying.