Maybe it's on the same order as our music selection's. We should know our congeration in both areas.
Stevo, I'm not in disagreement with any of your points. I was just continuing the idea of how being presentable and "put together" was a matter of habit from childhood on. Whenever I haven't done this, I've been self-conscious about not doing it, and been aware of it being somewhat rebellious for me. But I didn't grow up with suit and tie, just the neatness and care. Now that I've become more O.K. with wearing a jacket and tie on occasion, there's a move from leadership to go more casual, and I'm the rebel again. I'm just not comfortable with jeans and sneakers in a visible leadership position at church. I remember having one of the poofy sleeved paisley print polyester shirts with the pointy collar, by the way - and when I wore it with the bell-bottoms, double eyelet belt, and the crepe sole suede earth shoes, I wasn't the one dressing weird.
I was merely clarifying, just in case. And for me, jeans and sneakers don't fit with leadership either. In fact, the clothes make the man and no matter what we want to believe, how we dress sends a pant load (couldn't resist) of signals about who and what we are. That being said, surely there is a range within which we can float.
We have always tryed to dress simular to what the culture around us does, maybe one step up to try to bring them up. We do not want to so out dress them as to make them feel inferior or poor. But thats from a missionaries perspective. Otherwise I would say jeans are alright if they are nice and fairly new looking, we need to honor God, some say come as you are but that is to salvation, after that we should try to do better if posible, I say if posible because it depends on the culture you are reaching, ie, on the res forme to wear a suit would make the people think I was lording it over them, so I dress in nice pants and shirt, no tie so it is a little better to ecourage them to drees better if they can but not out dressing them too much.
That sounds good David, I agree
Thanks, it makes the most sence to me.
We have dress code for the worship team :)
Imma post'em here :) and hope it helps
1. You can wear accessories and jewelries but nothing too flashy like diamond as big as your eyes or something.
2. Don't wear slippers (Philippines we love to wear rubber slippers). Ladies can wear heels but make sure it won't stop you from dancing or won't let you embarrass yourself on stage.
3. No sleeveless. In our country it is considered impolite to wear sleeveless in some churches. Not on all churches though. But just so we won't offend visitors.
4. No see throughs. Wear something underneath.
5. The following must not be seen: cleavage, armpit, belly or tummy, thighs up to knees, butt-crack. Even when doing the following actions: jumping, turning, lifting hands, dancing, clapping.
Am I right in thinking that the dress code applies to males and females? Soooooo, does that mean the men can wear heels too, so long as they don't show their man boobs? :0)
I don't think they make them in size 12 M lol
Haha! In the Philippines there's this brand called BRADFORD. Shoes for men with heels of 3 to 4 inches. But it's not obvious. You know that our males are vertically challenged here :)
I'm too much of a clutz the way it is now. lol
Men with cleavage - that's actually quite offensive as I'm sure you'll agree. We have a rule against that too.