A 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 an honor to greet guests and members.
Ascension has several teams of ushers who help welcome guests and members alike. Join this fun group as they welcome everyone in Jesus' name.
The concept of an usher is not new. In the Old Testament, there were positions addressed as "doorkeepers" or "gatekeepers", and their roles were very similar. (See 2 Kings 22:4; 1 Chronicles 9:17-27; and Psalms 84:10) 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. In modern times, the church usher has many duties and they often vary from church to church. At Ascension, the ushers are responsible for:
- Greeting people entering the service
- Keeping order at the entrance
- Distributing bulletins
- Making sure the church is ready for worship
- Count people in service
- Collecting the tithes and offering
- Bringing the people's gifts to the altar
- Assisting people make their way to the altar rail to receive Holy Communion