Garments of Praise in Ministry
King's Closet garments of praise, each with a name and a scripture reference,
will speak to your church family. Garments can be selected to reflect the colors of the liturgical calendar,
to exemplify your church's mission statement, to meet personal preferences, or to designate people desiring to share a
testimony or prayer request, and so on. Garments of praise are tools that can help people remember key Biblical truths.
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together,
as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near: (Hebrews 12:24-25).
Liturgical and Contemporary Worship Services
In a corporate setting, members of the congregation could put on garments of praise, signifying that they wish to share a
testimony or prayer request. Such visible statements of faith draw members together as family united in Christ.
Above all, our message is to clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other
with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts: (Colossians 3:14-16).
Garments of praise serve as tangible reminders of humility and service for those in leadership. Clergy and pastors wear the Word
by sharing a garment's name and scripture with the congregation. Meanwhile the garment preaches a powerful sermon throughout
the service and helps people remember spiritual truths. Even young children associate a garment with its name and scripture verse.
Worship leaders may also wear a garment of praise as they lead the congregation into the secret place of the Most High.
Clergy & Assistants
You may be seeking clergy robes, apparel, or attire for weekly worship services or special occasions.
Whether you wear formal clergy robes or street clothes to conduct services, garments of praise offer
a refreshing and dynamic change when worn over an alb, a robe, or solid-color street clothes.
Often lay preachers seek a garment that sets them apart but does not imply
that they are ordained. Garments of praise suit this need.
If your congregation stocks a variety of garments in standard sizes,
they can be used by all your ministry assistants: men, women, and children.
Communion servers, acolytes, ushers, scripture readers, and other assistants can wear a
garment of praise over simple solid colors and enrich worship in a variety of ways.
Your congregation may consider stocking an array of sizes and patterns of garments of praise for all music-related ministries.
Today's praise teams, often situated in the front of the sanctuary, attract
center-stage attention. Garments of praise offer modest coverings that don't distract people
but rather draw them into worship.
If you are seeking choir robes, fashions, accessories, or attire, consider garments of praise.
Add them as overlays to enliven existing robes. Or, choir members may wear the garments over solid-color
street clothes as a light-weight, flowing alternative to heavy (often hot) choir robes. Choose garments of
one pattern to reflect your church's mission or vision. Or, invite choir members to choose garments of praise
based on their personal tastes. Just as the Lord created all people as unique individuals, The King's Closet
offers garments of praise that reflect this marvelous diversity.
Especially organists who play in the front of the sanctuary may enjoy wearing a garment of praise.
Dance and Drama
Your congregation can stock a variety of garments of praise to be used by worship dance teams and drama groups.
When leaders and teams are introduced to garments of praise, they often find imaginative ways to integrate
garments of praise into worship services and special events. Whether it's choreographed dance, prophetic dance,
or spontaneous worship, dancers in the sanctuary need a covering so that acts of worship don't distract
people by focusing too much on the human body. This holds true for men, women, boys, and girls.
Garments of praise serve as costumes depicting Bible times. The modest covering and flowing fabric of each garment
convincingly transform the appearance of someone dressed in solid-color street clothes to that of someone stepping out of a Bible story.
If your church has Sunday or weekday worship services especially for kids, you could introduce
garments of praise to your leaders and youth. Young children love the idea of dressing up and
eagerly put on garments of praise. Children grasp the significance of the Bible concept names of
the garments and their scripture references.
Vacation Bible School
Children love exploring new things. A selection of colorful garments of praise for youngsters invites
them into delightful times of creative, uninhibited movement in their early forms of worship.
Leaders and teachers introduce scripture memory using garments of praise and help children associate
the visual pattern and color of a garment with its Biblical concept (name) and scripture verse reference.
Garments of praise act as costumes for depicting Bible times in skits and dramas, too.
Youth enjoy learning movement routines choreographed to music! Lock-ins, youth retreats,
or even times at Bible camp provide great opportunities to explore a variety of worship tools.
Young people can develop presentation pieces for specific events or for taking back to their congregations.