Proper Sunday Dress

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How should church members dress for church

  1. Pastor should normally wear a coat and Tie

    11 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Ok if Pastor wears just wears dress pants and no tie

    15 vote(s)
    34.1%
  3. OK if pastor wears overhalls

    15 vote(s)
    34.1%
  4. Leaders should wear coat and tie

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. Okay if leaders wear casual dress

    29 vote(s)
    65.9%
  6. Pastors wife should wear dress or skirt

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  7. Okay if pastors wife wears pants

    23 vote(s)
    52.3%
  8. Okay if pastors wife wears overhalls

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  9. non leader members should wear coat and tie

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  10. A person commands more respect by the way they dress

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
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  1. Salty

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    Interesting thread about dress for church on another thread here in the General Baptist forum

    With some 60 responses, I thought it would be interesting to have a poll about this.


    Please note this is a multiple choice poll

    Just so there is no confusion - some people use the term blue geans for overhalls

    I did want a couple more options, but was limited to ten.

    VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN
     
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  2. Tom Bryant

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    Whatever the church and local culture deem acceptable within biblical modesty. Our area is pretty laid back. Some Sundays I wear a suit, but mostly i don't. I never wear one for Sunday night or wednesday night.

    And, yes, my wife wears pants to Sunday morning service. If she did, she wold be the only woman in church who did.
     
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    Never heard of "overhalls" but have heard of "over-alls" similar but not the same as "cover-alls".
     
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    Remember the comparison made in James of treating the rich man, well dressed and a gold ring, and the poor man in dirty clothes? Neither was condemned for what he wore, but I'd say they both wore the best they had for a God who deserves our best. Just my two cents worth. It seems to me the casual dress is more about trying to be cool than anything else, cuz some of those casual clothes cost more than my dress shirts from J.C. Penneys on sale.
     
  5. Earth Wind and Fire

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    How about kilts...once one of the pastors from Scotland came dressed in full Highlander regalia.
     
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    Saw this done once here in the States. Seemed out of place, but whatever floats the boat...
     
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    I'd say neat and clean as best as you can. I'd rather a guy come straight from work being dirty and messy - but at church - than for him to have to go home, shower and clean up - and miss church.
     
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    Absolutely. :thumbs:
     
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    Whatever.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
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    I'm more concerned with you being there than how you're dressed.
     
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    I think we should dress neither to impress or to offend.
     
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    Liquid church? what kind of name is that? .......

    I did not see anything about a dress code- Unless I missed it, I will go by my statement of "When you remain silent, you have spoken"

    I did listen to the video- Interesting - the first reason for attending his church was the "killer music" I prefer to attend church for the Bible teaching

    Also they have an extremely brief doctrine statment.

    Inpressed? not so much
     
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    Too many believers are majoring on the minors. As long as we are dressed modestly, God doesn't care. In Christ's day, it was the Pharisees who cared about dressing up in their best religious garb. There's not a single verse of Scripture instructing us on how to dress when we assemble. The verses that are used must be egregiously twisted out of context to make the intended point.
     
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    Can't answer the question--How Should Church Members Dress for Church?--and then it's all about what the pastor/leader should wear.

    I'll get me coat...
     
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    Modestly. Everything else is superfluous & self-serving.
     
  17. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Good man, nor am I ...but this is the type of dummying down nonsense that is being peddled around the great state of NJ these days....note that it never addresses anybody over a certain age bracket.
     
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    This time of year I often dress like the guy in the video - only I button the flannel shirt up all the way to stay warm in the cold weather. What is your problem with it (if you have one)?
     
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    Absolutely nothing
     
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    IF you're dressing that way to give the impression to your target "market" that you're cool, the entire church is cool, and it's cool to "come to Jesus", instead of relying on the Redeemer Himself to draw His people to Him, then there should be a problem.

    IF you're all prettified up with them 3-piece suit and tie and all perfumed up so Christian Dior himself blushes and you're dressed up that way so your target "market" again thinks Jesus is for the all dolled up, instead of relying on the Holy Spirit, there should be a problem.

    You see, most "hip" churches today are "hip" and "cool" to get young people in so they can "meet Christ", increase their numbers, and "spread the word".

    I don't know if this "liquid" church is like that, and I don't care to find out, either.
    As for OUR church, our pastors NEVER go up their pulpit on Sunday in short-sleeves or turtlenecks or slacks or khakis or shorts because they are not used to facing Christ's people that way, and God's people are not used to seeing them that way, and, yes, there is a certain air of expectation of propriety.
     
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