Head Usher Responsibilities And Expectations

Providing Head Usher Responsibilities is essential to your entire usher team because a church usher team is an integral part of your next weekend gathering or service. Therefore, providing clarity and adequate training, specifically for the head ushers, is even more critical.

To do a great job, team members need clear instructions.

Being an usher is not for everyone. Every person receives unique gifts. Therefore, not everyone can play guitar on the worship team, work in children’s ministry, or lead a small group.

A person’s God-given, specific gifting and interests should determine where and how they use them.

Below are four essential qualities to identify when choosing an usher team leader.

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Head Usher Responsibilities Checklist

Qualities Of A Good Head Usher

  • A heart for people.
  • Willing to lead with a servant’s heart.
  • Commitment to the vision of the church.
  • Supportive of the leadership of this church.

A Lead Usher provides leadership and coordination for the church usher team. In essence, their goal is to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of all related church usher duties (seating, offering, etc.).

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4 Primary Head Usher Responsibilities

  • Organization of the usher team.
  • Train and develop individuals concerning proper ushering protocols.
  • Ongoing leadership and shepherding of the usher team.
  • Provide communication between church leadership and the usher team members.

Additional Head Usher Responsibilities

  • Team building and leadership development
  • Ongoing training of usher team
  • Organize meetings as needed.
  • Provide current and rapid communication.
  • Encourage your usher team.
  • Help maintain quality and standards for all usher functions.
  • Guide particular circumstances as they arise.
  • Quick, solution-oriented approaches to challenges and difficulties that arise during service.
  • Assurance that the process for offering collection is up to church leadership standards.
  • Ensure that the organization and communication of the monthly service schedule are taking place.
  • Be a shepherd to those on your team.
  • Communication with the appropriate church staff “need to know” information.
  • Be a model of excellence in your attitude and attire.

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A church usher is a vital member of the Body of Christ and because of his/her God-given ability to help. Also, a lead usher should always be ready to serve and willing to remain flexible because, in a church setting, the needs can vary and be great.

Jesus led by serving.

Do others feel empowered to lead because of how you are modeling servanthood?

Creating a culture where team members actively take ownership is crucial to a creative and collaborative work environment. – Catalyst Leader

A church should honor weekend services as a holy event. That is to say; it is a time for God’s people to worship, experience His presence, share His Word, and surrender to His leading. Therefore, the head usher helps convey this to his team by modeling this attitude in character and service.

Strengthen your usher team and serve your church better! You’ll find more detailed usher-related training in the downloadable manual.   Furthermore, it provides everything your usher team needs to know to meet expectations effectively.


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