Monday, June 04, 2007

Home Groups for Hymn Lovers
Lavinia Ngatoko
ASSIST News Service

AUCKLAND, NZ -- Although modern music has its place, traditional hymns often have deeper teaching and meaning says an Auckland pastor whose hymn groups are beginning to attract a following.

John Clayton, a pastor at Pakuranga Christian Fellowship, said he was inspired to start home groups in which people could learn from the hymn writers and hymns after reading an article in Challenge Weekly.

“I was challenged by the article that said among other things – ‘don’t throw away your hymn books... we have a rich heritage...’”

Mr. Clayton held the first home group at his house on Easter Saturday and although he was worried about how many would attend, 12 turned up. the rest


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