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Fellowship Ministry

The Fellowship Ministry is a ministry of HELPS Having Enough Loving People Serving” with the distinctive ability to work with and support other Christian’s ministry efforts.)

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it." ~ Hebrews 13:2

The Fellowship Ministry includes: Greeters, Ushers, Hospitality Committee and Special Events Committee. These ministries create an environment in which visitors, guests, newcomers and seekers are comfortable and all members are ministers of hospitality.

Hospitality Committee will keep in contact with guests. They also welcome the visiting ministers and ensure their needs are met by showing hospitality towards them making them feel at home and a part of the fellowship.

Special Events Committee works with other departments and the congregation   in the organizing and arranging of special events that include but are not limited to Church Anniversary, Family and Friends Service and Fellowship Picnic, Pastor’s Anniversary and Fundraising activities.

Greeters have the special ability to make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. They are the front line for welcoming God’s guests.

Ushers are your hosts. They ask, “How can I serve you?” They make sure guests and members are seated comfortably to their liking and seek to care after their needs.

Serving as a Greeter and/or Usher you must have the following gifts:

Hospitality - the distinctive ability to make people feel at home, welcome, cared for and part of the group

Service- the distinctive ability to identify and meet the practical needs of others

 While serving remember to:

1.                  Prepare yourself spiritually by Praying. You are not involved in a job or a task but a ministry and it must be undertaken with that understanding.

2.                  Prepare yourself physically. Be well groomed. Watch bad breath. No heavy perfume or aftershave. Don't slouch.

3.                  Be on Time. Gather and be in position at the appropriate time.

4.                  Remember that you are the minister's assistant. Ushers and Greeters are an extension of the ministry of the minister.

5.                  Be friendly. It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile. Pay attention by keeping eye contact, and wear a name badge.

6.                  Follow the approved guidelines. Follow the guidelines we use, see the Pastor's Expectations booklet.

7.                  Stay at your post. Visitors--and regular attendees--often arrive early or late, so be ready to serve them.

8.                  Seat people carefully/ Be visitor-sensitive, ask yourself what would you prefer if you were the "visitor". Usher people to their seats once the worship area is near capacity. Always usher people once worship begins. Avoid seating people you don't recognize in the front 2-3 rows. Seat young families with children beside young families with children and/or near an exit.

9.                  Always be positive. Don't say: "You're late! You can't go in now!" Do say: "I'd be happy to seat you in just a moment."

10.               Pay attention, to the minister(s) (she/he/they may need your assistance), to the people (someone may be ill), and to the Spirit of the Lord (changes in the usual order of worship). Keep your eyes open for people standing or sitting alone and speak to them. If you have a fellowship time after worship get to know those who are new to your congregation.

11.                Follow up after worship. Go back to your position as worship ends and thank people for coming. Assist any who require it.

12.               Clean up. Straighten up books/bibles, remove old programs, tidy up restrooms etc.

13.               Receive the offering. The Head Usher will review procedures with you. Do this with dignity. These gifts are being brought to the Lord by His people.

We believe the function and role of the Special Events Committee, Hospitality Committee, Ushers and Greeters are vital to the church and its ability to accomplish the mission that has been placed on the Church.

 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you ill receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." ~ Col 3:23-24


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Boynton Beach, FL 33425
Phone : 561-364-7666
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Pastor Office: 561-369-8090
 
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