Overweight people are not welcome in this church's worship group

'case has been making a big splash since Worship Team Guidelines, "Charter" of the worship team, of New Creation Church in Hillsboro, Oregon, was unveiled on the Facebook page, Stuff Christian Culture Likes.

The authors of the Facebook post are ironic:

"Is this charter of a worship team or the dress code of Abercrombie & Fitch employees?"
Not too many colors. No shoes with white soles. Remember that our appearance is of utmost importance. Chic casual dress. Use of an effective deodorant essential for interpersonal relationships. No excess weight ...
If you do not meet the standards set out in these guidelines, you disqualify yourself from the worship group. "

In the charter, we discover that one of the conditions for joining the team is not to be "overweight".

“A lot of people have problems with their weight. Take care of your temple by exercising and eating properly. "

She also gives other general hygiene instructions, urging the team to keep hair clean and use effective deodorant.

“We want the worship team to look the best they can be… We are the first thing the audience sees, and people judge by appearance… Make sure your style and clothing honor the Lord. "

The pastor of the church, Rebecca Sundholm, had to come out of the silence to legitimize his approach. She explains that this charter is not new and that it has been in effect for a long time. She still takes some distance from the comments, which she attributes to a former leader of the worship group.

“If you look at our worship team, you will find that not all of them are thin. In reality the worship leader has weight issues. "


source: Gospel Herald

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