Dressed up for Church?!
Dressed up for Church?!
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Dressed up for Church?!

Last updated on 2018-02-06

About the Book

Does God care what we wear? Is there proper attire for public worship?

the Bible is our guide and provides an answer to the culture wars of church fashion. Using the Bible's blueprints we can walk the line between legalism and abusing our freedom.

About the Author

Phillip Kayser
Phillip Kayser

Phillip Kayser has degrees in education, theology, and philosophy. Ordained in 1987, he currently serves as Senior Pastor of Dominion Covenant Church, a Presbyterian (CPC) church in Omaha, Nebraska. He also serves as Professor of Ethics at Whitefield Theological Seminary and President of the Providential History Festival.

Pastor Kayser has spoken at over 50 conferences in the last 10+ years, such as the National Council of Family Integrated Churches conference and the Generations Shepherds Conference. He also helps churches and church plants with problem solving.

Most of his sermons are online, along with many other booklets, blog posts, and other valuable resources at KayserCommentary.com as well as his publishers website BiblicalBlueprints.org.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Stand out in a crowd!
  • 1. The new legalism
  • 2. Outward or inward clothing?
  • 3. Isn’t this contrary to class distinctions?
  • 4. The Biblical case for dressing up
    • We are indeed commanded to dress up.
    • There are examples of those commands being fulfilled by priests and non-priests; Jews and Gentiles.
    • Dressing up shows respect for God and worship as we publicly covenant with Him.
  • 5. So what do we wear?
    • No uniform Biblical dress code.
    • Culture doesn’t define the dress code.
    • Clothing should be appropriate for the occasion.
    • Clothing should be affordable.
    • Clothing should be aesthetically pleasing.
    • We should strive to give God our ‘best’ in worship.
    • Clothing should be modest.
    • The distinction of formal worship.
    • The church historically took this position
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Dressing For Work
    • How to Dress for Success
  • About the Author
  • Notes

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