Grace ushers serve on the front lines by welcoming people to our fellowship and preparing them for the Lord’s Day and special events.
Our ushers welcome the people of Grace and provide them with the information and materials they need to enjoy and benefit from the worship service and to help ensure a hospitable, safe, and smooth flowing worship service.
“Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
– 1 Peter 4:11
- Arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to the assigned service or as directed by the head usher.
- Assist in preparing the worship area before the services.
- Arrange seats as necessary.
- Make sure seating areas are clean and free of obstruction.
- Ensure that the seating ropes are arranged.
- Ensure that the “reserved seating” signs are in place.
- Greet people and make every effort to make them feel welcome at the church.
- Distribute materials related to the service, such as bulletins, handouts, etc.
- Direct visitors to nursery, restrooms, Sunday school classes for children, and other locations within the church.
- Escort people to their seats, especially as the sanctuary begins to fill up and available seats becomes difficult to see.
- Assist late arrivals with finding available seats.
- Receive tithes and offerings at the designated time during the service.
- Secure the movement of the tithe offering, which the finance volunteers count.
- Guide people who respond to the day’s sermon to appropriate staff elders or lay counselors.
- Monitor heat or air conditioning and make sure that the worship area is comfortable for those seated.
- Be aware of the congregation and proactive in meeting needs or eliminating distractions, by working quickly, quietly, and unobtrusively.
- Respond to any emergencies that arise during the service, assisting with the emergency personally or contacting the person who can provide help.
- Give assistance and direction to the congregation in the case of an emergency.