Story: Pacific churches in New Zealand

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The Pacific Expression Culture Group performs at a Destiny Church conference in Auckland in 2008. Pentecostal churches like Destiny have attracted some Pacific Islanders who were dissatisfied with traditional churches. The promotion of a personal relationship with God, more lively services and less emphasis on cultural obligations – but within a familiar hierarchical and socially conservative church structure –  has particularly appealed to Samoan Christians.

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Cluny Macpherson, 'Pacific churches in New Zealand - Challenges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Cluny Macpherson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 10 Apr 2018