An Ordinary Mission Church Leads to a Unique Journey
New Life began as a new mission start in 2004, meeting in a local pizza parlor on Sunday nights. Later that same year, we moved into a rental space on Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs. In 2010, a 12-acre property was purchased for our mission church by the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA.
After experimenting with different outdoor worship schedules, we began a regular early Sunday service outdoors on our land in 2013. On Maundy Thursday of 2014, after the altar was stripped, it was carried out to the land and that Easter we became an all-outdoor worshiping congregation.
New Life chartered as a newly organized congregation of the ELCA on February 5, 2017 and was accepted at the Assembly of the Southwestern Texas Synod on May 6, 2017. Our first pastor was installed on June 4, 2017, Pentecost Sunday.