Name of Ministry Leader:
Brother Donald Roberts
Description of Ministry
Ushers are Spiritual Hosts and Hostesses of the Church. They receive the order of the day from the Pastor. They see that the Church is in proper condition to receive members and guests. Also, they make certain that required worship service items are distributed to the congregation as needed. Ushers establish the tone of worshippers as they enter the Church—lending spiritual dignity to the whole service. Ushers are to possess the ability to make members and visitors feel comfortable. As such, they welcome, seat, and assist worshippers with special needs. They respond to questions, assist with emergencies, collect offering, and direct individuals to restrooms and children’s church.
To develop a ministry that provides ushers services for First Mount Olive worship services, special events and local churches’ annual days.
The mission of the Ushers is to be doorkeepers of the Church. “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness” (Psalms 84:10 KJV).
Senior Usher Ministry
This ministry consists of Senior Ushers (ages 22 and older) and provides usher services on Sundays at the 10:00 am Sunday services (exception of 2nd). Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Junior Usher Ministry
This ministry consists of Junior Ushers (ages 6 to 21) and provides usher services on 2nd Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Accomplishments in 2016
The Ushers Ministry served the church each Sunday for morning services as doorkeeper; they were also available for special event services. They hosted a School of Ushers class for seven ushers and added six ushers to the board. They recruited three Greeters, who provide friendly, courteous assistance to guests, while answering questions and directing guests.
Vision for 2017
To increase the spiritual development of the ushers and enhance the board by recruiting youth, junior, and senior ushers. They will host another workshop to train ushers, and work with other ministries to understand church protocol.
Date and time of regular meeting
The Usher Ministry meets the 2nd Mondays at 7 p.m.