An usher is a spiritual ambassador for the local
church . God’s ordained and organized body of believers serve as a “first representatives” of Jesus Christ for a worship service. God’s presence and the teaching of His Word is of supreme importance.
What does it take to become an usher?
Love – In I Corinthians 13:13 the apostle Paul says, of faith, hope and love, that love is the greatest of these things. If you 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. You can set a good example with your patience toward congregation members and fellow ushers..
Kindness – This is the attitude that makes you approachable as an usher. Think of all the ways you could show kindness to someone as they come to worship.
Goodness – The inner quality of goodness is a gift that results from the Holy Spirit’s power working within us. This will spill over into your service and bring a 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. It matters to God, and it matters to all those who call your church home.
Gentleness – A mature usher never throws around his or her authority. 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 is impossible to control a large crowd if we cannot control ourselves. In calm moments self-control is easy, it’s under the pressure of hectic moments and last minute changes that your grace and self-control will shine.
“For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
Members of Bright Side Baptist Church who are in good standing are eligible to serve as ushers. Good standing means you have completed Education Classes, attend worship service/events, and are financially active in the church.
Members must be 18 years of age to serve on the Senior Usher Board, 13 years of age to
serve on the Intermediate Usher Board, and 5 years of age to serve on the Junior Usher Board.
All new usher members must be voted in by members of the Senior Usher Board. Junior and Intermediate new member’s names will be submitted by the Junior and Intermediate Ushers Advisor approval.
Watch Care members are eligible to serve, but may not hold office.
Sis. Barbara Dixon at 717.327.0899
Sis. Danita Dillard at 717.673.7366
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