Ever since I first started giving away free church greeter training videos (get your 10 free videos here), people have been asking me for training for church ushers.
In fact, the pastor in the video reports that he had lots of people asking him about specific training for church ushers.
I’ve always turned down the request to develop church usher specific material (until I wrote this handy church usher guide).
- Some churches have a real formal role for ushers.
- Other churches are extremely relaxed about ushers.
- Some churches will have church ushers that enforce decorum,
- Other churches will have church ushers only for collecting the offering when needed.
In the church we served from 2007-2014, we didn’t use church ushers at all.
But I’ve visited and been part of churches where church ushers played a valuable role in the hospitality ministry of the church.
Church Ushers training video
The following video for church usher training assumes a certain level of formality in the church.
If your church is not this formal, then some of this may not be helpful.
But I did like the setup of hand signals, that starts about 5 minutes in.
This video addresses
- When ushers should report for duty.
- The role of prayer.
- How to stand
- Hand signals to communicate
- Distress signals
- Hand signals to communicate seating space.
The pastor mentions at the end that these signals may not work for you. You may need to develop others. But I like the intentionality he displays in training the ushers for his church.
Perhaps your team needs to think through what the specific needs are for training your own ushers and make your own.
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I just want to say your video was very helpful. Today is our usher celebration and a few of us who normally do not usher will be filling in. Since I am serving as the head usher I searched for a video that would help me to remember the signs. Each one of them were similar to what I learned yesterday. Thank you for sharing the video.
Excellent video, great information.i look forward to enjoying more videos. Very helpful!
Thanks for dropping by. I’ve recently been attending a church where ushers are using hand signals to rapidly communicate among themselves about seating availability. It’s helpful.
Very helpful. Would love for our usher ministry to learn them. Do you have them in a booklet?
Evidence and greeting to you Sir in Jesus Name Amen. I will really be bless and greatful if i can receive your ushering training manual by mail. It will go a long way to develop my local church here in the oil city of Warri Delta state Nigeria. I am the head usher of Salvation Point Prayer Ministry. I look forward to receive it. Thanks. Martins Enigheno
Greetings to you in the name of Jesus. Your video is awesome and very helpful. We are a small church and have never used hand signals. However, we are going to use your video for training. I take my position serious and want to do all I can to glorify the Lord. God bless you and your ministery.
I eould love to get s manual of these ushers training and videos, how can I order it. I was in a training yesterday with my ushers we learned some of these signs it was great. Pls send more info it is very informative!
Awesome video we learned alot
Awesome, excellent teaching! Thank you for sharing this most valuable information!!!
I’ve come to appreciate the value of hand signals, particularly in larger churches. I was at one this summer where I saw how effective they are.
Of course, each church should determine their own and depending on level of formality of course.
A very effective training tool. I will be sharing it with the Usher Ministry at our church. God Bless you.
How i get the hand signal video?
It is available on you tube.
We Love your video, It is A great training tool,
Your Usher Video is very helpful. I now can move forward in the Usher ministry.
you are welcome. I think this video presenter may have done some other hand signal videos or other videos about the way they do it in their congregation. You can search youtube to find out.
Pastor Panji chihana
I need more material on usher.
Live in Mpika, Zambia and pastor
I have a complete usher guide here:
Thanks for this very user friendly video. I have been an usher for many years, but needed a refresher course. I like how you explained the position, demonstrated the position, and then froze screen on the position to emphasis the position.