Ushering in Church

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THE ROLE OF USHERING IN THE LOCAL CHURCH The Scriptural Foundation for Ushering Ushering in your local church involves much more than shaking hands and shining your shoes. Some churches think that ushers are just bucket passers, so they grab anybody to pass the bucket. “Let’s just grab ol’ Larry when he comes walking in. Let’s just get anybody.” You don’t want to get just anybody, because you don’t want an anybody offering. You have been selected as an usher; you are in the ministry of helps, employed by Almighty God. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, HELPS, governments, diversities of tongues.…show more content…
Tasks Involved in Ushering Many churches seem to demoralize an usher’s duties, thinking they are very limited and unimportant. However, the duties of an usher range far beyond passing buckets and shaking hands and encompass weighty and meaningful tasks. I specifically define these duties in four areas. Assist the Pastor Number one, an usher assists the pastor and helps him bring his vision for the local church to fulfilment. As an usher, your presence will build up and add to the wellbeing of your church. The pastor stands up and says, “It’s time for an offering.” When an army of ushers stand and come forth, that impresses people. They think, “Wow, look at those people who are here to serve.” Sadly, in some churches, when the pastor gets up to take an offering, he has to say, “Could we have some help? Is there anybody here who wants to serve God? Somebody jump up, and give us a hand here! We need some help over here or over there.” People are watching this thinking “Hmm, I wonder what’s going on around here? Nobody wants to assist the pastor.” Meet and Greet Number two, an usher is God’s public relations man and represents the church to every new visitor. Because the pastor of a large church cannot personally greet all the people before a service, it is the usher’s responsibility to make visitors feel welcome and important. Now, I will discuss this in
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