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Ted Haggard to Lead Prayer Study

A recent study estimates that as many as one-third of churchgoers worship in a house. Their reasons vary. Ted Haggard announced plans to worship at home so as not to distract other worshippers. The former pastor of New Life Church resigned three years ago after admitting to using a gay prostitute.

He said he planned to worship at home, and Thursday, he will lead a prayer study at his home in Colorado Springs. It’s quite a change from New Life, where 14,000 people showed up Sundays to worship in a $50 million campus. Of note, that church also started in Haggard’s home.

The Denver Post quotes Haggard: "We just thought it would be a great time to get together with people to find out what they’re doing and to pray for them–and to have their prayers for our travel."