Greeter / Usher

Greeter / Usher

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Wanna Be A Greeter or Usher?

Greeters and Ushers are extremely important to the work God is doing in the lives of everyone He brings through our doors. God asks the church to be a fellowship sharing a common purpose and continually growing in faith. Paul describes the church as Christ’s “body” (Ephesians 1:22).

People experience the presence of Jesus Christ in the world through the ministry of the church. When your local church serves the needs of people, members and non-members, it is an expression of the love of Christ. The church is a servant body, created for service. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).

Called Into Ministry?

Christ calls every member of the church into ministry. The church is “a kingdom of priests” (I Peter 2:9). As a greeter, you are a minister. Every Christian believer is called to ministry, has been gifted by the Holy Spirit, and baptism ordained for ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12) Shortly after Pentecost, the gift of greeting or hospitality (Romans 12:13, I Timothy 3:2, I Peter 4:9) was first exercised specifically for the church and those whom Christ died to save. As believers praised God, they had favor with people. Believers love for one another attracted others to their fellowship and “the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47).

God supplies each person in the church with the resources for ministry—scripture, spiritual power, God’s character, and spiritual gifts. A greeter is equipped for his or her ministry by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives special abilities to make their ministry effective and build up the body of Christ.

What Happens When Someone Comes To Church?

When a person steps into a church for the first time, he or she evaluates the atmosphere. He asks himself: “I wonder,will they accept me? How easy will it be to make friends? Do they appear to be able to  meet my spiritual and personal needs? How easy will it be to find my way around? Will my family like it here?”

The newcomer will quickly come to some conclusions during the first few minutes. First impressions are often lasting impressions. Consequently, the ministry of the greeters is one of the most important things that happens in any congregation!

Love People?

Greeter’s perform a major role in ensuring that people see and experience Christ’s love. The ministry of greeting is perhaps one of the most crucial in the church because it is one of the most visible. It is a ministry vital to the saving work of the church.

The duties of a church greeter/usher are more than a handshake.

Smile.
Fresh breath.
Make eye contact
Take initiative and greet.
Don’t ask “Are you new?”
Don’t ask “Is this your first time?”
Offer a bulletin if your church uses them.
Personal warmth — look like you enjoy welcoming people.
Say “I don’t think I’ve met you yet, I’m {insert your name here}”
If they are new, offer to show them where the restrooms are and offer information Coming Soon!

More Information Email: pastorron@calvarykearny.com

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