The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


PRIME time

Families leave their churches to develop a mission

While it's not unusual for new missions to start worship services, few begin with an attendance of 150 and with small-group and community outreach programs already running.

Joyful Servants Lutheran Church, Tampa, Fla., hopes to change all of that with its PRIME project.

People Responding in Mission Efforts was created by pastor/developers Rita and David Gardner Tweed. The plan calls for recruiting 10 families from other conference churches to leave their congregations for a year to form mission teams.

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