Do What Jesus Did (but don’t wear what Jesus wore)

What Would Jesus Wear?!? Some thoughts on attire for Christian Leadership.

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Some years ago (before dressing down was the norm) I spoke at a hip, new church plant. They had a clearly defined church culture (before I knew what church culture was) and were thriving. Upon arrival I was greeted by a person assigned to me for the morning. He was dressed in some Dockers and a golf shirt. I was dressed in a very good suit and despite a long drive, was still feeling quite crisp. I could tell my attendant was stressed about something as he showed me around when he awkwardly blurted, “We dress comfortably for church around here.” Somewhat annoyed I smiled and responded, “I am comfortable.” Still not aware that I was being passive aggressive, he countered, “You can sure take that jacket and tie off if it will make you more comfortable.” “No need,” I replied, “I am completely comfortable.” After torturing him up to…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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