The Ministry of Church Ushers
Spiritual Qualifications of Church Ushers
Ushers in church aren’t just door holders and plate-passers. They serve in a spiritual role and therefore should exhibit some spiritual characteristics. The qualifications of an usher aren’t clear in the Bible, but there are some qualities that great ushers will have.
The fruit of the spirit found in Galatians 5 is a solid guideline for a good usher. This is not about perfection, but a heartfelt motive and desire to live a life of a spirit-filled believer.
- Love If you choose to genuinely love the people you serve as an usher, God will bless your actions.
- Joy – Take God seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Lighten up and enjoy the moment. Your spirit will be contagious to others.
- Peace – You can add peace, calm, and order to what might otherwise be an overwhelming and hectic experience.
- Patience – This is a great quality of a good usher. Most of us are impatient by nature. You can set a good example with your patience toward them.
- Kindness – This is the attitude that makes you approachable as an usher. Going the extra mile can make all the difference in the world!
- Goodness – The inner quality of goodness is a gift that results from the Holy Spirit’s power working within us. This state of being will naturally spill over into your service and bring an intangible but powerful presence into the worship experience.
- Faithfulness – Faithfulness as a Christian bleeds over into your faithfulness as an usher. Showing up, being responsible and doing your ministry well matters to everyone.
- Gentleness –The best usher is a humble one who seeks to put others first no matter how much pressure may be present in the moment.
- Self-Control –It’s under the pressure of hectic moments and last minute changes that your grace and self-control will shine.
Please click HERE to see ushering opportunities.
A signup sheet is also available in the office. If you have any questions, please contact:
Kris Bartelt, Worship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org