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Old 07-17-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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No our church is VERY casual. In fact, we have a lot of people from broken homes or recovering from drug addiction who don't have much yet feel very welcome at our church. I think dressing nice is ok if that is what you want to do, but I don't think it should be a requirement because it can be a barrier keeping some from attending.
I agree. There are many people out there who can't afford suits or nice skirts or dresses and I think that they'd be put off going to a Church if the whole of the rest of the congregation was wearing really smart clothing. That's not to say that the Lord would judge them differently but they could feel a little uncomfortable about it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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I can't imagine God being upset with someone for coming to Church in casual clothes. He seems good at meeting people where they are.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Az.
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I can't imagine God being upset with someone for coming to Church in casual clothes. He seems good at meeting people where they are.
I totally agree with you there!! It shouldn't matter what you wear, as long as you believe He is your Savior and you believe in everything He does. That's what counts, not what you wear.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:00 PM
 
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I hate dresses. Yeah I wore a nice formal dress to my daughter's wedding, but that was an exception. I wear to church what I am comfortable in, nice slacks and a blouse. I wouldn't wear beach attire to church, but I think casual is perfectly fine for most church services. It seems to me that dressing up for Sunday services is a tradition, not a Biblical command. It is refreshing to see the Church of today break tradition and let the Spirit guide people's hearts, and not a man's opinion.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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The Bible does not say we should dress up. That's a custom handed down to show respect for God so to speak. I think there are some styles that are acceptable and some that are not.

"My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.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?" (James 2:1-4)
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Should Pastors And Deacons Dress Up For Sunday Services?
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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Should Pastors And Deacons Dress Up For Sunday Services?
IMO, religious figures should dress up at least a little for their job since the services are part of their job description. I don't see it as in any biblical sense a need to, but more in a professional sense like my husband wearing a dress shirt and slacks for his job.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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So John the baptist, Jesus, the Apostles, Paul, et. al. should have "dressed up"? If a man of God is speaking the truth we should be listening to that instead of worrying about what he's wearing.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: UPSTATE SC
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At church, our Pastor encourages people to come to church.

If dressing up is a problem, or a financial burden, just come as you are.

Most people though, dress is dressy casual, cotton dresses, khaki's and a nice shirt, jean skirts, etc.

Some just go in jeans, most do not wear shorts.

Because we are now a one-income family, and we moved from FL, this winter I didn't have many dress casual winter clothes, and I went in jeans and a sweater with sneakers, but always was accepted.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Our dress is casual, but you always have a few that have to wear "only the best" and hope someone will notice and make a comment.
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