Psalms 84:10 "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"
First Corinthians 12:28 refers to greeters as the ministry of helps. The Ushers team help the Pastor fulfill the vision God has given him by making those who come through the doors of the church feel at home.They work towards helping all who come to worship feel joy, sincerity, importance, peace and comfort as they enter the doors of the church. It is so important here at Faith Centre to help everyone feel welcomed. The Word of God calls us an ambassador of the Most High God to His people. This means that we are His spokespersons on Earth. It is essential to understand as a Greeter, we are the first persons that visitors and members see when they enter the church door, we have to always show the love of Christ. The team lets visitors and members know that we humbly appreciate them fellowshipping with us thereby with a commitment to ensure that guests are served, that their needs and concerns are met, and that they feel the joy of the Lord upon entering our Worship Service.
The Usher Ministry serves as the church doorkeepers to ensure that worshippers feel welcome and assist the Pastor by maintaining reverence and order so members and visitors may receive the message. Ushers combine a warm welcome with a pleasant smile as they direct and seat worshippers.
Ushers fulfill their mission by:
-Greeting people as they enter the service;
-Ensuring that worship services are orderly by determining when people enter the sanctuary, directing people to seats, providing guidance for worshippers during the offertory period, and minimizing people walking about during service;
-Assisting worshippers, as needed, to be comfortable and to have the necessary tools during service, e.g. hymnals, church bulletins/programs, tissues, fans, offering envelopes, or, at times, water;
-Answering questions; and,
-Representing the Faith Centre when assisting the ushers at other local church services/programs and at association and convention functions.
Incharge: Br.Balan Reddy