Stupid Question For Pastors and Others

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  1. untangled

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    Hey People,

    This may sound stupid, but I was wondering about the expectations from your churches upon the way you dress. I know a few pastors that will not leave the house without a tie or something like that. Do you ever go out in jeans or other casual attire? I ask because some people expect their pastor to always be decked out in a suit. I told you it was a stupid question.

    In Christ,

    Brooks
     
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    No questions a stupid question unless you know the answer to all questions...no one does! I'm not a pastor but personally feel that all Pastors should wear bermuda shorts and a T shirt and a pair of sandals with grey socks......of course, theres a high risk of being arrested by the fashion police, but oh well.
     
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    That would be unreasonable.
     
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    I feel no expectations from my church on the way that I dress. I always try to look neat and clean whether I am in jeans and a t-shirt or in a suit. On Sundays I normally wear dress shirt, dress pants and sometimes a tie, sometimes no tie. Once in awhile I wear a suit. During the week I normally wear dress pants and a polo type shirt, but on occassion I will wear jeans to the office.
     
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    During the week I usually wear nice slacks and a polo shirt. On Sundays I wear dress slacks and a dress shirt (various bright colors). I do not wear a tie. In my personal dress I will wear a pull over shirt and jeans, and in the summer time shorts and sandals :eek:

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    On Wednesday night, our pastor will wear jeans, cowboy boots and a plaid or denim shirt. Sunday mornings he really dresses up tho.
     
  7. untangled

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    That's cool. Funny though. I think its okay for a pastor to wear normal clothes. Unless the church wants to buy them suits for everyday of the week a church should not be shocked to see pastor in some jeans from time to time. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Most churches expected me to wear shirt/tie when in the office hours, coat/jacket in services on Sunday.

    I expected that of my staff (had 9-10 in Christian school, secretaries, etc)

    Otherwise I was dressed for the occasion. Wore shorts and sandals and tie-dyed shirt and drove my bike. Or blue jeans/sweats. Dressed like everyone else at the church picnic or mowing my lawn.

    Now I only wear bow ties WHEN I wear a tie at all (seldom). Usually preach with turtleneck or banded collar look.
     
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    My pastor that I have now ears suits on sunday mornin with a tie sunday night suits and occasionally a tie jeans and T-shirts if visiting within the community(You never know when a church member is working on a dumptruck,farmtractor,or working cows around here so you dont want mess a suit up with grease or that smelly residue from cattle.)
    A formar pastor wore jeans and tie with a jackey sunday mornin sunday night jeans and dress shirt wednesday night overalls
     
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    I don't think we should bear expectations upon the pastor about what he or she should wear. But, they should also use common sense.
     
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    I dunno saggy...Common sense could mean little if your pastor is given free reign to wear what he wants..especially if he is a naturist :eek:
     
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    If a pastor cannot figure out what to wear, he or she doesn't need to be pastor.
     
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    I agree....she doesn't need to pastor ;)
     
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    He or she?
     
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    My church does not require a specific type of attire. With me, however, it's usually a jacket and tie on Sunday morning during the cooler weather. When it's warmer,the jacket is abandoned, and when it's hot the tie goes. I have been considering sackcloth and ashes on occasion. ;)
     
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    hehe [​IMG]
     
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    How about this for a look:

    A Roman Catohlic looking black suit with a turned around collar, a purple robe, and a big pope had that has the initials 'SBC' written in a big cursive logo.
     
  20. untangled

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    Funny link. Maybe I could add a halo to it to have the "holier than thou" look. Whatcha think? hehe
     

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