Usher/Host Ministry

Dependent on Him, the whole body -- its various parts closely fitting and firmly adhering to one another -- grows by the aid of every contributory link, with power proportioned to the need of each individual part, so as to build itself up in a spirit of love.  Ephesians 4:16   (Weymouth New Testament)                                                                                        

The church is “a kingdom of priests” (1 Peter 2:9). Christ calls every Christian believer into ministry and they are gifted for this by the Holy Spirit.  An usher is gifted with a ministry of hospitality and caring in the church. 

The usher is one expression of the deacon ministry. The deacons are those who care for the physical and material needs of the congregation, including passing out bulletins and serving Communion; however, their ministry is not considered less than that of the ministry of prayer and the Word, only different in type (see Acts 6:1-6). An evidence of this is that the deacon ministry requires high standards of character, spirituality, and wisdom, just as the other ministries in the church do.  It is set forth in 1 Corinthians 12:28 as the ministry of helps. 

The concept of the work the deacon does is that of serving the congregation by making their experience in the service as comfortable as possible, thus removing as many obstacles as possible to their receiving from God through the worship, communion, and teaching. The Ushers and Greeters are the “doorkeeper’s in the house of my God. . . ” Psalm 84:10.

If you are interested in volunteering in this ministry, please contact the Usher/Host Ministry Team Leaders, Dewayne and Katherine Frazier at 559-841-2587.