Seven Chose to Serve Acts 6:1-7 used by NKJV
V. 1 - Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
V. 2 - Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.
V. 3 - Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
V. 4 - but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” V. 5 - And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and jNicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,
V. 6 - whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. V. 7 - Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.