What are your feelings on how you should dress for church?
Do you feel that people should dress up (dresses, dress pants, shirt/tie) when attending church? Or do you prefer the "come as you are" attire (casual, blue jeans)? If you prefer one or the other, why do you feel this way?
I do not like to see girls or women dressed like sluts when coming to church.
Other than that everything else is okay (except nudity of course ha ha)
I think you should dress how ever you want. You should be something that you are not for a religion.
I generally wear jeans and a nice shirt. I grew up wearing suits and ties to church on a regular basis. This was the expectation because people were supposed to look their best for the Lord. Most of the people who grew pushed this attitude grew up in a time in which suits and ties were worn to work and ball games. In other words, it was their daily garb. I've not worn a tie in nearly two years for any reason, and can't say that I miss it. I also found that many times while wearing suits, we just compared their suits as a status symbol. I've frequently taught in jeans and a button-up shirt. Most people in my generation are more comfortable around people dressed in this way.
James said not to give the best seats to the best dressed or wealthiest, so that kind of shoots down the idea that the people with the best clothes are closest to the Lord. I would say that modesty is important at church and elsewhere, however.
I think you should dress however you are comfortable. Church should be a place where you are free to worship God, not a place to be judged for your clothing. Jesus hung out with all kinds of people, and never once did He give a sermon on the proper attire to wear while worshipping Him. Why should someone be denied the right to worship because of what they are wearing? Most of all, who are we to deny God praise from those who want to worship Him, but didn't happen to wear the "appropriate" clothing?
I have seen many people over the years who have "dressed up" for the Lord every Sunday, but I wonder whether or not they are really doing it for the Lord. Is God even interested in that? The Bible says that God does not look at the outward appearance but at the heart. You can package up a dirty heart in some pretty fancy clothes and God will still be displeased. Alternatively, a passionate Christ follower can turn up to worship his Maker in shorts, sandals and a T-shirt and God will soak up every second of his attention.
I like to feel comfortable when I go to church but above all I want to bring the real me, however that looks on the outside to others, so that I can connect with God.
People should try to look well-groomed out of respect, but I don't think it matters if you wear jeans or a dress. What matters is that you go and love the Lord and worship him. Doesn't matter what others think. It only matters what God thinks.
In and with reverence to the Lord Jesus Christ
mini skirts and flip flops are a bit too immodest......to a person who has more;;;
to a person who has that or less, then they need to do their best and trust Jesus for the rest.
assuredly a God made little green apples, some "hypocrite" will find an issue with ANY and ALL - - -but GOD looks on the heart
Today most churches do not have an expressed dress code and allow members to dress casual to formal. At our church we see people who coming or going to sporting events dressed in their uniform, people with suits, in jeans and sweaters as well as business casual attire. I think if we have our focus right, we should allow people to come as they are.
I think it's appropriate to dress in a nice, clean way. Jeans are okay if their appropriate in their appearance (not baggy, full of holes, or stained). A nice shirt would be good...no tank tops or t-shirts.
Well you could always wear anything beautiful to church but you have to be careful you don't dress half naked or sexy. You have wear something decent because church is a place of holiness.
Comfortable, but always respecting others, if your dress reflects respect for your fellow worshipers it will show the same for GOD
The lord above does not follow the ebb and flow of fashion through the generations. He doesn't care if you wear your pajamas or robes like Jesus. You are dressing for your fellow church members and of course the single ladies or men. As always - dress to impress!
One should dress modestly, responsibly, and sensibly.
I think far too many church-goers treat worship service as a fashion show and this may place pressure on some to "catch up with the Jones'". It also allows for an atmosphere of superiority and class distinction to exist.
I think people are way too focussed on church attire and less focussed on how they should be living.
It is not the clothing that one wares, but what is in the hart.
I've seen dress up and casual. It is up to each individual as to how they wish to dress for church that counts and what they are comfortable with.
I think you sould dress your best for church. What ever is your best if is jeans so be it as long as it is your best. You want to make the best impression possble.
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This is not a discussion about discrediting the existence of God or discrediting the church as an institution of God. This serves to provide clarity on the issue of Sunday worship and it's legitimacy.
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