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Serving as a Church Usher
Serving as a Church Usher
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Serving as a Church Usher
by Leslie Parrott & Paul E. Engle

The importance of an usher cannot be overstated. The impact is enormous both in meeting the needs of people and in keeping the church service moving smoothly. Topics include: the ministry of an usher, the functions, an usher’s standards of excellence, the authority and responsibilities, and ushers as greeters.

Product Details

Series: Zondervan Practical Ministry Guides
Format: paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5¼ x 8
ISBN: 9780310247630
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: September 24, 2002

Meet the Author

Leslie Parrott was for sixteen years, the president of Olivet College, Kankakee, Illinois, and was formerly the successful minister of a large church in Portland, Oregon. He had advanced degrees in the art of communication and in theology. He was the author of numerous books.

Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use This Guide

1. The Ministry of Ushering
Preaching, Teaching, Music, and Ushering
Ushers in the Old Testament
Ushers in the New Testament
What Makes a Good Usher?
Why Ushers Are So Important
An Usher's Prayer
An Usher's Commission
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

2. The Functions of an Usher
Three Areas of Concentration
Ambassador of Kindness
Seating People
The Church Offering
Miscellaneous Functions
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

3. An Usher's Standard of Excellence
The Personality of a Church
A More Excellent Way
Exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit
Sacred Moments
Equipment and Supplies
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

4. The Authority and Responsibility of Ushers
The Ultimate Authority
The Head Usher
Individual Ushers
Know Your Church
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

5. Ushers as Greeters
Remembering Names
Concentrating on the Other Person
Introducing People to One Another
Very Important Persons
Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Appendix
  1. An Usher's Checklist
  2. Resources for the Offering
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