The ministry of church ushers plays a vital role in the hospitality and welcome ministry of the local church.
Together with church greeters, parking lot volunteers, welcome center volunteers, and hospitality hosts, church ushers help the church member, visitor (guest) experience a wonderful worship service.
At Emmanuel Temple Assemblies Of God, the Ushers Ministry fulfills an essential role in the Worship experience. Ushers represent the Church in a very visible way as door-keepers, greeting the wearying of the world into the sanctuary. Most often an Usher is the first person a worshipper encounters which highlights the importance of the role the Usher plays in the worship experience.
Psalms 84-10 says:
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand outside. I’d rather be a door-keeper in the house of God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
Ushers are responsible for making members of the congregation and visitors feel comfortable; and more importantly assist the Pastor in providing spiritual dignity to the worship service. Ushers help set the tone in preparation for the worship service, as well as maintain the smooth operation throughout the service.
“Let all things be done decently and in order” – 1 Corinthians 14:40.