Northdale, Tampa, FL

Enhancement: Northdale Lutheran Church is in a growing area of north Tampa, which has seen a large influx of Spanish-speakers move into the community. Northdale’s academy reflects this demographic shift, as 25 percent of its student body comes from a Spanish-speaking family. Short-term Home Missions support will allow Northdale to call a Spanish-speaking pastors to take advantage of these outreach opportunities.

Fast Facts:

  • The community around Northdale has seen immigrants arriving from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Mexico, Argentina, and other parts of South America.
  • Thirty-five percent of the population in the greater Northdale area has been in the U.S. less than two years.


Loving Lord, you’ve sent us to carry your message of salvation to every nation, tribe, language, and people. Those opportunities aren’t just across the waters and on different continents, but in our own backyards and communities. We thank you for opening the door for Northdale Lutheran Church to be able to reach out to the underserved Hispanic population in their congregation and academy. We join them in thanksgiving that their Home Missions enhancement request was approved so they can begin calling for a full-time missionary to conduct Hispanic outreach. Use this plan for their ministry efforts to reach more and more souls. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Rev. Matthew Guse, Northdale Lutheran Church
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