Training: Greeters And Guest/Usher Services
Greeting Team: Guidelines
The ministry of ushering is a crucial part of worship because it is one of the most visible ministries in the Church. In Christ, you have received God’s unconditional love, and, in Christ, you are called to extend that same unconditional love to others. Although an usher’s love is no stronger than the love found in the whole congregation of the body of Christ, nevertheless the usher performs a major role in ensuring that people see and experience that love.
Regularly attend worship and bible study.
You are expected to serve every week during your assigned month. This includes any
holidays or worship services during the month that ushers are requested.
If you are unable to attend service when scheduled as an usher, you need to find a replacement and notify your team leader.
The team leader will coordinate the duties of the ushers.
The team leader should also assure that any new usher on the team is comfortable with
Arrive 35 minutes before the start of the service
Make sure that there are two offering plates on the altar.
Ushers will greet worshippers making every attempt to help them feel welcome and at ease.
If the greeters are late or not present, a third usher will serve as the greeter.
Be available to answer questions of anyone needing assistance.
Be alert for guests and help them feel welcome and at ease. Try to introduce them to an existing member of the congregation.
If someone gives you a prayer request, pass it along to an Elder or directly to the Pastor