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Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church is blessed with three Usher Ministries:

  • Senior Usher Board
  • Usher Board #3
  • Youth & Junior Usher Board
  • Male Usher

The mission of the Ushering Ministry is to provide comfort and promote the fellowship necessary in God's house.

Church Ushers are doorkeepers in the house of God, and guard same at all times. As an officer of the church, the usher aids the Pastor by "ministering" to the congregation to ensure a right attitude and spirit for receiving the proclaimed message. This is done in such ways as:

  • Greeting persons with a smile
  • Extending a warm welcome
  • Directing persons to a comfortable seat

Maintaining order at all times, for God is not the author of confusion

A good usher must have Christ-like minds with Christ-like ways, and is like a lamp on a stand, "not put under a bushel, but on a candlestick that giveth light unto all that are in the house." (Matthew 5:15).

The Usher must make "oneself a committee of one, to help one another" in fulfilling God's plan of teaching and serving.

The Ushers' MOTTO is:

"If every Usher were just like me - What would this Usher Board be?"

  • The Usher is a "forerunner" preparing the Sanctuary for worship by ensuring that it is in proper condition.
  • The Usher aids in promoting harmony and fellowship with the parishioners.
  • The Usher is responsible for ensuring order in all things upon approaching the entrance, entering, and throughout the "Order of Worship".
  • The Usher is responsible for collecting the offerings.
  • The Usher is the "doorkeeper" of the House of God.

Called when necessary

  • The Usher is a "forerunner" preparing the Sanctuary for worship by ensuring that it is in proper condition.
  • The Usher aids in promoting harmony and fellowship with the parishioners.
  • The Usher is responsible for ensuring order in all things upon approaching the entrance, entering, and throughout the "Order of Worship".
  • The Usher is responsible for collecting the offerings.
  • The Usher is the "doorkeeper" of the House of God.