And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24
The Old Testament provides an excellent representation of the role of an Usher, “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” (Psalm 84:10) The work of an usher cannot be overstated. An usher’s impact is enormous, both in meeting the needs of people and in keeping the church service running smoothly by maintaining an environment conducive for the hearing of God’s Holy Word. The Usher Ministry is one of hospitality, of welcoming and assisting those who come to worship, and of working hand in hand with the pastoral staff in fulfilling the objective of hearing the Word of God.
The Usher Ministry consists of a group of dedicated individuals whose duties include: assisting with creating a safe and comfortable environment for all who enter its sanctuary, knowing the location of emergency medical equipment kept on the church property, disseminating information such as the Sunday morning bulletins, seeing that people are seated, receiving the offering and doing whatever tasks are necessary to ensure that the church services flow in an orderly and effective manner. Visitors should be welcomed warmly and made to feel at home. Church Ushers should have pride in their work and perform their duties as unto the Lord.
From the moment a person steps into the sanctuary, the Usher Ministry is one of the first official representatives of Jesus Christ seen by most visitors.
The usher’s light must burn brightly, which of course, means that the fruit of the Spirit must be very evident in his or her life.