The Gatekeepers Ministry is a vital ministry in the local church. In the Old Testament, the Levites which functioned in the roles of ushers were called porters (2 Chronicles 23:4). They were placed at the doors and had charge over the vessels, opening the House of God, and insuring things were in order (1 Chronicles 9:25-34). The Gatekeeper Ministry is very similar today and just as important. Gatekeepers have both physical as well as spiritual tasks to perform. These tasks enable the services to flow smoothly and help ensure that the Holy Spirit is not grieved.