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Parishioner, St Andrew's, Springfield

Penny Howchin

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Penny Howchin is a parishioner at St Andrew’s, Springfield. She has a BEd from CHC and a special interest in both worship music and children’s ministry.

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Resources & Research Penny Howchin from St Andrew's, Springfield in 2023 Resources & Research

How to write worship music

“I have been writing worship music for nine years. I never planned to be a songwriter, but a trusted friend felt God impress upon her that I had songs within me to release. I nearly laughed when she told me this – the idea seemed so absurd. Yet when I sat down for the first time to write, I found an unexpected joy. I knew I’d discovered a new part of myself,” says Penny Howchin from St Andrew’s, Springfield


Bringing engaging children's worship into the home

“I know for my family, doing church at home this year really made me ‘step up to the plate’ regarding my children’s spiritual development like never before. Knowing they didn’t have youth group and children’s church meeting, I realised it was up to my husband and me to shepherd and train our children in the way they should go,” says Penny Howchin from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield


Developing worship in children's ministry

“I invite you to look at the children in your worship ministry. What are their hobbies and interests? How can you engage them in God’s presence?” asks primary school teacher, mum and kids’ worship ministry leader Penny Howchin from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield