I was reading about the need for assistants in Chapter 6 of the Acts of the Apostles. There were complaints (against the Apostles) that the widows of the Greek speaking Jews were being neglected.
In response to this complaint, the Apostles readily identified “seven reputable men” who would take care of this problem. But here’s what stood out for me . . .
“The twelve” were very clear that it was not right for them to “neglect the word of God to serve at table.” In other words, they knew what they were responsible for and didn’t try to do everything themselves. The distribution of labor, if you will, quickly became a necessity in the early church.