Should there be a dress code at church?

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Should there be a dress code at church?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Your answer is?
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

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    Absolutely not
     
  3. Joe

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    No dress code, that would certainly backfire. Could ask the teens in youth group to wear a t-shirt which has the churches name on it. Church members kept complaining to me about the teens dress attire so I ordered some.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Men - 2 piece suit, dry cleaned monthly. Tie in a color to contrast the suit and with a hankie that matches the tie in the front pocket. Dress shirt should be ironed crisp and all buttons buttoned. Black socks and black shoes to finish the look. Of course hair should be above the ears and above the collar of the suit.

    Women - Dresses only because pants are from Satan. Must be within 4" of the ground and no more than 2" from the collarbone. Sleeves should be atleast 3/4 if not full sleeves and dress should reveal no shape of the body. Jumpers are preferrable with a turtleneck under it. Tights or stockings are to be worn and flat shoes with no heel. No jewelry at all and hair must be long (atleast waist length) but pulled up and put into a bun with a bun cover or some other form of covering.


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    A bun? With that much hair, it would be more like a giant hoagie roll, wouldn't it? :laugh:
     
  6. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Love it!

    PS -- Have you been to my mom's church???
     
  7. Pastor_Bob

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    Whether we admit it or not, we all live by a dress code. For each one of us there is a line that we do not cross. I believe the line at church should be drawn at modesty.

    Of course, I am speaking of saved church members. I expect the lost to dress like lost people.
     
  8. AAA

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    I believe there should be a dress code in church...

    Case in point...I visted a church once and i went to thier Sunday school class and I sat in the only seat that was not taken up in the front row. In front of the class there was members that was seated facing us. They were talking about a medical mission trip. One of the speakers was a lady with a very short skirt, Because of where I was sitting I could tell you the color of her underwear. I should have got up and walk out, or perhaps pass her a note...I spent the whole class looking at the floor instead and praying against the evil temptations of lust. Not to mention that my wife was not to bit pleased with the way that she was dressed.

    p.s....Thanks for making this poll privite...
     
  9. StefanM

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    Why? I'm pretty sure people know where you stand! :laugh:
     
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    Society has a dress code. Clothes are not optional in public.
     
  11. I Am Blessed 24

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    I didn't vote because there was no 'other'.

    I agree with Pastor Bob on his assessment about modesty.
     
  12. rbell

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    Modesty is a biblical issue; requiring "certain" clothes is not.

    I have a double standard, and I tell my bunch this: I'll confront (privately) one of "my kids" who is dressed immodestly or has an inappropriate-themed shirt on (actually, I have a lady that takes care of the girls on modesty).

    If it's a kid visiting for the first time (especially if I get the "vibe" they don't know the Lord), I'm cutting plenty of slack.

    I've had a young man who wore a shirt bearing a profanity to church a few months ago...but he didn't know the Lord, and it was his first time to come to church........ever. No way on earth I would have sent him home.

    After his second week, wearing the same shirt (I wonder if he had another one! :smilewinkgrin: ) We chatted. I gave him a student ministry T-shirt (we do really nice ones), and asked him to wear it the next week. He did.

    We're still working on him. He'll come around.
     
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    Pastor Bob said it all.
     
  14. Tom Bryant

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    no dress code. Pbviously people should dress modestly, but will you station people to stand at the door and cull out the immodestly dressed. That sounds like a job no one would want except, of course, the local perv.:praying:
     
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    I think some here maybe confusing two different issues.

    I would agree that most believers have a dress code even if it is unwritten, and it should revolve around modesty

    But that does not mean in any way that a church should have a dress code.
     
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    For my family, my dress code for church is this: no sneakers, no jeans, no shorts. My kids are all great in choosing their clothes (well, except my 5 year old - the outfits she comes up with.....OY!) and my teen girls HATE showing skin. So they're careful to dress modestly and appropriately but stylish. We are quite happy to use camisoles under tops to make them modest and all bellies are to be covered! :)

    For others, I'm just glad they're at church and I'll allow God to speak to them.
     
  17. rbell

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    I deal with this more on out-of-church events. A beach trip can be an adventure...hence, the ladies helping me in this area.

    Please understand, when I referred earlier to addressing modesty issues, it is not in a "stand at the door and nail 'em" sense...and it is for egregious issues...AND it is for those of mine that are part of our church.

    But I agree that a dress code (in its strictly defined sense) doesn't exist here.
     
  18. rbell

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    I should've let you write my post. :D
     
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    But . . . . but I don't like turtlenecks!!!!!!!!!!
    and my hair is waaaay too short
     
  20. annsni

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    Heathen.

    ;)
     

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