At New Life, 

we seek to deepen our relationship with God 

by serving in our community, 

worshiping with nature, 

and valuing children.


We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We worship outdoors, year round. We care for the beautiful piece of the Texas Hill Country with which we have been entrusted, and we create space on the land for others to enjoy nature and sanctuary. We value and intentionally include children. We work together in our community, getting to know and serving our neighbors. We do Bible study and prayer groups out in the community, too. Come and worship with us, serve or study or pray with us, and see if this is a place that could help you deepen your relationship with God. 


New Life Lutheran Church is located at 1121 Buffalo Canyon Drive, Dripping Springs TX 78620


You'll find us on the north end of Dripping Springs - off of Ranch Road 12, across from Dripping Springs Elementary School.


We are adjacent to Dripping Springs Ranch Park and the Event Center, and Harrison Hills subdivision.


Click on the map for directions.

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Pastor Candice Combs

Pastor Candice Combs is a second career pastor with gifts and talents for preaching, spiritual discernment, evangelism, and developing leaders. Originally, she arrived in Austin to work as a computer engineer. After a few years, she sensed there was something more that she was being called to. So with prayer, grace, and guidance, she graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2016, and completed her Lutheran studies through Luther Seminary.

Pastor Candice has made a brief tour through three Lutheran churches in the Austin area: Triumphant Love (internship year), Shepherd of the Hills (Pastor of Family Ministry), and Immanuel, Pflugerville (transition pastor). She had previously been a guest preacher at New Life. Her favorite pastoral work outside the church includes volunteering with Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) and lobbying the legislature with Texas Impact. She enjoys running, science fiction, and especially time travel movies.

Candice and Jon Combs have three children and two chocolate Labradors.

Questions? Want to worship, learn or serve with us? 

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