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.

“… those who serve must serve with the strength that God gives them, so that in all things praise may be given to God through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen.”— 1 Peter 4:10-12

Ushering is an opportunity to serve God by serving God’s people and to actively and faithfully participate in the Church service.

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people” (Ephesians 6:7).

Ushering provides a wonderful way for one to begin to grow and to continue to serve in a very important role for the Church.

We Serve

Ushers have a tremendous responsibility, as they are servants, watchmen, hosts, and even soul-winners, as they prepare people to commune with and worship the Lord.

The primary duties of our Ushers Ministries are

1. Greet worshipers, making every attempt to help them feel welcome and at ease.
2. Escort members and guests to their seats.
3. Distribute materials related to the service/meeting such as bulletins, handouts, etc.
4. Receive offerings, delivering them promptly to the treasury department of the church.
5. Maintain alertness for any emergency that may arise, relieving the need or contacting the person(s) needed to provide the proper assistance.
6. Direct individuals out of the service/ meeting in an orderly fashion.

Our Purpose

 The ushering ministry is responsible for keeping order in our services. They play a big role in ensuring the smooth running of all our services. Ushers provide a welcoming first impression and atmosphere for visitors, by greeting and seating them in an appropriate and orderly manner, and cultivate an effective worship experience for all attendees of the service.

They provide information to members and guests at each service and other special events.

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