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Houses of God

Issue: "NextGen worship," July 26, 2008

Standing in the doorway of his church Pastor Norman Markle leads in prayer worshippers who attend without getting out of their cars. The new drive-in church service at the 152-year-old New Hope Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga., is Markel's brainchild to draw new blood to his 88-member church, now off the beaten path in an Atlanta suburb. "Maybe they don't have a church or don't care to get dressed up to go to church. Let's find a way to eliminate all that," Markle said. "People go where they're comfortable." The service is broadcast over an AM radio station and Markle hopes soon to serve communion to car passengers.

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