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How Hipster Pastor Are You?

Flannel shirts, black-rimmed glasses, skinny jeans tucked into vintage Reebok Pumps. These, along with many others, are the tell-tale signs of a hipster pastor. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you quality as a #hipsterpastor, take a look at the questions below:

  • Are you often mistaken for a European soccer player who chops wood in the offseason?
  • If needed, could your beard be braided?
  • Are you wearing suspenders right now?
  • Would you choose to ride a more modern bike if your single speed wasn’t so ironic?
  • Have you ever brewed beer in your own bathtub?
  • Are the pants you’re wearing now uncomfortable?
  • Have you ever used hair product on your mustache?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you’re most likely a #hipsterpastor. And don’t get us wrong, we love hipster pastors. In fact, that’s what this entire post is dedicated to - celebrating those who pave their own way, one craft beer at a time.

Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card For Being The Top #HipsterPastor

In the spirit of Pastor Appreciation Month, we want to reward the pastor who can claim the title of Top #HipsterPastor. Here’s how:

  1. Tally up your #hipsterpastor score using the handy guide below.
  2. Post a photo of your get-up to Facebook using the hashtag #hipsterpastor.
  3. Include your score in the post. Tag our Reach Facebook Page to make sure we see it (set the Privacy to Public so it's not hidden).
  4. We’ll review the photos and award the winning #hipsterpastor with a lifetime supply of mustache wax, via a $25 Amazon gift card.

Posts must be made by Sunday, October 11. We'll comment on your photo to let you know you're a winner. So go ahead, give it a shot. It’s totally not mainstream.

Bonus Round at #ARC15OC

Want to go head-to-head against other pastors in an ultimate #HipsterPastor showdown? Visit the Reach Booth at the ARC Conference in Anaheim, CA on October 13-14. We'll have special prizes for the top Hipster Pastors at the conference. See you there!

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John Rougeux

John is co-founder and CMO at Causely. When he's not trying to build the most philanthropic company in the world, he's probably hanging out with his wife and three daughters in Lexington, KY. You can also find John on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Matthew Watson

Matt is Customer Success Manager at Causely, where he does everything in his power to help our customers succeed. He loves sports, his wife, his dog, and the great outdoors, but not in that order. He may love his dog more than sports. You can find Matt on Facebook and Twitter.


Sarah Werner

Sarah is a writer, marketer, and brand specialist. She has experience in both non-profit marketing and financial development as well as for-profit content marketing and social media. She holds degrees in English and Art from Asbury University. When she’s not writing content for Causely, you’ll find her outside with a book or camera enjoying the company of trees. You can also find Sarah on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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