"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:10-12) NKJV
A good usher is someone who is interested in helping others, whether it be directing someone to a seat or being sensitive to a need that they may have. People will look to you as someone that knows what is going on around the church so it is important to know the church layout and the current bulletin. They may also look to you as an adviser or counselor. Most importantly, they will look to you as someone who cares and is interested in them. Remember, you are the mediator between the people and the pastors. Be sensitive and allow the Holy Spirit to use you to the glory of God. Your conduct is the forerunner to the ministry that is to be experienced inside the building.
Ushering is a vital part of the body ministry and should be taken very seriously. Diligence and dependability are a necessity! Remember, we are here to serve others! As an usher you will come into contact with more people on a one-to-one basis than anyone else, so be aware that you are many times the first representative of Jesus Christ that the people will see when they enter the doors.
The temple ushers were uniformed guards. In the book of Acts they were used to make arrests and handle the crowds. Jesus' disciples were used to prepare the way for Him. They directed people where to sit in order to hear Him, so we as ushers need to be as sheep dogs, surrounding the flock and protecting them from any disturbances or danger. Sheep won't lie down unless all is safe.
It's our desire to ensure the people's sense of safety and security so that they might receive what God has for them without distraction or further concern.
For more information on how to get connected with this ministry, email Jeremy Higdon.