Five Updates on Pastoral Attire

August 9, 2019
Episode #561
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Pastoral attire seems to be a hot issue in almost every church. Today, we discuss the response to another recent podcast on the subject and provide a few updates.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • There are a plethora of impassioned perspectives and opinions on the subject of pastoral attire.
  • Society is trending more casual when it comes to attire, and so are churches.
  • Even though more pastors are wearing jeans, many of them are still wearing blazers.
  • There is still a disconnect in church members’ expectations of weekday pastoral attire vs. worship service pastoral attire.

The five updates we discuss are:

  1. It is still trending casual.
  2. The tie is dying: Only 15% of pastors wear a tie.
  3. One-third of pastors wear jeans.
  4. 50% still wear a coat.
  5. Highly informal (shorts, t-shirts, etc.) is not catching on.

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