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Members of Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis are divided over whether the ELCA is too liberal for the congregation. A schism has developed. Some parishoners have advocated leaving to start a new church. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Nevis church members mull split with ELCA

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After "prayerful consideration," a group of Lutherans in Nevis has begun working on a proposal for a new Lutheran congregation.

The decision follows a recent vote at Bethany Lutheran Church that failed to attain a two-thirds majority to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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