A free church usher training manual is available online at DailyChristianHelp.com. PDF versions are available for download, viewing online or printing at DanReiland.com and UMCom.org. Some characteristics church ushers should possess include caring about and enjoying people, committing to the vision of the ministry and supporting the church's leadership.
Some responsibilities of a church usher include arriving early to coordinate with the lead usher, straightening the aisles, passing out visitor cards and offering envelopes, helping people find their seats and attending the team prayer before service begins. Responsibilities during service include collecting the offerings, assisting with altar calls and being responsive to church leaders and speakers.