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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Jan 14, 2008.
Does anyone wear suits and ties in your church?
Funerals--yes, if I'm doing it.
Weddings--usually not (I have a robe and unless it's an informal wedding, I usually wear that).
Church--seldom a tie, occasionally a coat. Always nice slacks.
Playing keyboard or congas or piano or a sax...it's easier if I'm not wearing a coat & tie. But even in our traditional service, it's simply not an issue. (Our sr pastor wears a coat and tie probably 50% of the time).
Not to mention...our church just isn't very uptight about that. That being said, all of our ministers on staff are neat, clean, and don't "push the envelope" or have an attitude. If the church came down with a "coat and tie" edict, our guys would do it, and not whine (OK, we might whine to each other, but that's it! )
Cool! A poll from my thread!!
As I said in my other post - the pastors all wear jackets and ties (not always suits), some of our men in the congregation and the deacons who are serving communion do.
During the week, it's only "official business" that would make one of the pastors wear a tie and jacket - a funeral, a wedding, a particular meeting where it would be appropriate and any and all firing of employees at the church (seriously - if you get called into Pastor's office during the week and he's wearing a suit, start packing :laugh: ). Otherwise, whatever they want to wear that's neat and presentable is fine.
Oh - and women don't have to wear skirts or dresses if they don't want and they're not required to EVER wear them. Whew! Atleast *I'm* safe!
I am the only one that ever does.. and I only do maybe once a month...
The preacher does on Sunday morning, and a few of the older men do but not regularly, visiting preachers do, and every now and then one the younger(means not yet senior) men do.
I wear a suit most everyday. I guess it's kind of habbit now.
Most of the men wear suit's on Sunday though it is not mandatory.
The Pastor and the Deacons do. Most of the older men do. There is no real dress code.
There is no particular pattern. Some always do, some sometimes do, some never do. That is why I chose "Other" as my answer.
I wear one in our traditional service, but only a few men wear them and none when the summer gets here.
I walked in to a hospital room to visit a member right after preaching a funeral... The man's eyes got big and he asked if he was dying? After assuring him that he was going to be alright, he started laughing because he so rarely saw me in a coat and tie.
Imo, we are to dress modestly so in our sin nature, we do not show partiality towards one another. We are not to draw undue attention to ourselves, and show concern for those who cannot afford to dress as nice. I don't see it as sin, yet possibly not be taking our Lords wishes into consideration
Yet there is a passage below where one was asked to wear a fine robe, so regarding special occasions (Baptisms, etc?) it may differ
1 Sam. 16:7 The Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart
Matthew 6:25 KJV Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
James 2:2-4 (KJV)For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
1 Tim 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
I always wear a tie when I preach.
Cool...that would rule out ties!
And robes come in all colors and fabrics . . .
I would love to find out who the first idiot was that decided to tie a piece of fabric around his neck....
It has no practical use!!!
The amish may have this right.. They say it is a sin to wear a tie...
Think I will go find me a horse and buggy!
I bet it was a woman's invention....
It looks a lot like a noose to me!!!
Blest be the tie that binds, you know.
Years ago I wore a suit to church every Sunday, but I was on 24 hr. emergency call from my work and I was required to be in a suit in case my pager went off and I had to leave.
Since I'm no longer in that field anymore I usually wear a nice shirt and/or sweater, nice slacks and dress shoes. Sure took me awhile to get used to not being in a suit though.
I THINK it came from having a piece of fabric that could be used as a bandage in an emergency, but I'm not positive. In that case, it HAD to be a woman because we're always ready for emergencies (atleast I am).
Personally I think it was to make it easier for church people to hang a pastor they didn't like.:tonofbricks:
My Pastor and most older men wears suits. All most all men 35 and under don't. I sometimes wear shirt and tie but mostly wear dress pants and a dress sweater. I teach the High School Sunday School class and as they most wears jeans and sweat shirts and we are blessed with many visitor mostly unchurched youth so I want to connect with them in this way. I still don't dress anything like them but I think it make the visitor feel a little more comfortable. If I didn't teach this class I would wear shirt and tie no jacket. However I am one of those weird people that wears dress pants and a polo on my days off. I think a person should dress nicely but what they feel comfortable in. I also think it would be nice to do what most in your church do as far a dress. That's just my opinion
dh always weats a coat and tie. He is usually the only one in the place dressed that way.