The church required that those seeking to become worship members should carry “no excessive weight,” according to Oregon Live. “Weight is something that many people have to deal with. Make sure that you are taking care of your temple, exercising and eating properly,” the instructions read. Because of the negative feedback generated by the post, it has already been removed. But a copy of the post was preserved by Stuff Christian Culture Likes. Some of the guidelines were acceptable, such as the church warning against smoking, use of narcotics or alcohol, and illicit sexual behaviour.

But other requirements appeared unusual and eyebrow-raising. For the music minister position, the instructions read: “Remember that the way we look is of utmost importance. We are the first thing the congregation sees. People do judge by appearance. We never get a second chance to make that first impression. Please be sure that your style and clothing bring honour and glory to God, isn’t excessive and doesn’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself,” the post read. READ MORE