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April thru June 2015



Usher's Role and Responsibilities

The Church usher is the first official representative seen when entering the church. The role of the usher in church is a volunteer position, and is often considered one of honor, particularly if the church or a church committee member selects an usher by nomination. The church usher has many duties. Depending on the church's denomination, size, and preferences, ushers may perform all, some, or a few of the following.

• Greet people entering the service
• Seat attendees (though it is common for attendees to seat themselves)
• Collect the tithes and offering
• Keeps order at the entrance
• Cleans and prepare the Church
• Count people in service
• Distributing and collecting surveys (such as visitor pamphlets)
• Distribute bulletins and service program
• Prepare the altar for service
• Invite visiotr's to coffee hour

Ushers are required to be punctual and time conscious as they are required to be in the church far earlier than the rest of the congregation. Since they are part of the service, they need to meet early in order to pray with the clergy. Adequate spiritual preparation by the usher ensures a service full of the presence of God. The role is supposed to continue long after the church has adjourned. The life of an usher should be an example of Christian living in everyday life. Daily conduct should be in line with the word of the Christian God, the Bible, and the Ministry of Jesus. Source: