The ushers are the “face” of the church, the first ones that people see when they arrive and the last ones they see as they leave. That's why our usher are friendly, honest, and willing to serve. It is an honorable position in the church, requiring integrity, cordiality, and wisdom.
The heart of an usher is the heart of a servant, and they do their work and service for our Lord Jesus.
Our church ushers helps ensure the smooth running of the church service and also ministers to people in a variety of practical ways. Their duties include greeting people as they arrive for the service, assisting people with special needs, and collecting the offering.
Before the church service starts, the ushers have the responsibility to check the church environment, check the seating arrangements and prepare the bulletins for distribution.
As the church members and visitors arrive, the ushers act as doorkeepers, greeting each person with a smile, shaking hands, and handing out bulletins. They are also available to answer visitors’ questions and extend extra help in seating those who need the assistance.
They are responsible to take up the church offering and make sure it is put in the proper place. They have a goal of minimizing distractions during the music and sermon. Being ready to assist anyone in the congregation who might need help, to aid latecomers in finding a seat, and to inform those in the sanctuary of any urgent matters.
Our ushers are well versed in emergency procedures. In case of an emergency, the ushers will take the lead in getting people to safety in an orderly manner.
After the service, ushers will again be at the door to greet the congregation as they leave and provide assistance as needed, after which they make sure that the sanctuary is tidy, the chairs are in place and the lights are shut off.