Mission Statement: To assist the pastor in making the worship service a success; to greet each worshipper with a pleasant smile and warm welcome thereby putting the congregation in the right frame of mind to receive the message; to ensure that order is kept in and around the church at all times; and to do whatever possible to advance God's kingdom and this church.
The Ushers’ Ministry
The work of the church ushers is undergirded by scripture found in 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.”
Ushers are often the first voice and the first interaction visitors experience at a church. They are responsible for bringing comfort, compassion and the spirit of God’s blessings to all who enter the church doors. Their overall mission is to be of service to the church family when needed in order to further the Lord’s message of loving one another even as God has loved us. 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 Ebenezer Baptist Church when assisting the ushers at other local church services/programs and at association and convention functions.
Membership – The Ushers' Ministry is looking for more dedicated, Christian, spirit-filled people willing to serve. The Ushers’ Ministry meets:
When: TBA Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1807 John Paul Dr., Memphis, TN. 38114
The ushers of Ebenezer invite you to visit at any time. The doors of our church stand open and you are always welcome.
Ministry Contacts: Sister Betty Leath, President Shirley Smith, Vice-President
Monthly Meeting: Sunday before Services
*If you or someone you know would like more information about joining or being apart of the EMBC Usher Board please contact the main office or click the link above and we will back with you within 24-48 hours. If you have additional questions regarding the Ushers’ Ministry, use the Contact Ebenezer form above to reach President Betty Leath.
Psalm 84:10 I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to well in the tents of wickedness.