Serving as an Usher helps the church to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment for guests attending weekend services and special events.
An usher serves as part of weekend services in support of service production and as the primary contact with guests. Scheduled on a rotating basis, ushers prepare and distribute programs, offer Bibles, seat guests, collect offerings, serve communion, and function as ministry assistants to the pastoral staff during the worship service.
The usher team serves during weekend services as well as during special events as needed. Ushers are asked to serve a minimum of one service, one time per month. Individuals are also recruited as needed to staff an usher team for special events. In addition to serving as part of weekend services, ushers will be asked to attend periodic training classes.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare adult worship auditorium for weekend services (collect waste; rope off closed seating areas, etc.).
- Rope off the entrance to adult worship at designated times and as directed.
- Manage traffic flow as guests enter the adult worship area.
- Greet guests as they enter weekend services and offer programs, pens, and Bibles.
- Help guests with finding a seat and any other need as they are entering the adult worship area.
- Prepare and serve communion as part of the weekend service program.
- Collect, sort, and secure offerings as part of the weekend service program.
- Collect cards and other items from guests and manage traffic flow at the conclusion of weekend services.
Training, Resources, and Other Requirements
Church outreach staff and lay leadership will provide training and required supplies for ministry.
Ushers report to the usher team leader and in the absence of the usher team leader they report to the Connections Pastor.