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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