Podcast Episode #553
Pastoral attire has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Today, we examine why that has happened and how to adapt to this change.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- When preaching in a new or unfamiliar place, be sure to ask about the expected attire.
- Bow ties have replaced regular ties as the hot fashion for dress attire. But bow ties aren’t for everyone.
- Sometimes, fighting the “expected pastoral dress code” isn’t worth the battle, and you put the greater good of the church above your personal preferences.
- The church plant culture we have in the US doesn’t have the same expectations for pastoral attire as the established church culture does.
The seven things you need to understand regarding pastoral attire are:
- Understand the demographic context
- Understand the reasonableness of the church’s expectations
- Understand the changes in fashion
- Understand the community
- Understand the principles of change leadership
- Understand the issue of love over preference
- Understand the members’ emotional attachments
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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