Our Mission Statement
Inviting all to gather and grow in service to Christ
How we fulfill this mission
We spread the good news of Jesus Christ by inviting all to come and experience God and God’s love. We gather together in large and small groups for friendship, sense of community, support and belonging. We grow in our faith, understanding and relationship with Jesus Christ, and led by the Holy Spirit we discover God’s purpose and meaning for our lives through study and prayer. We serve the living God in joyful, dynamic, and meaningful worship and by sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those in need at any time, in any place, and any way in which we are called.
We do this because God’s grace came to us freely through Jesus Christ, so that faith, hope, and love might spring eternal through us.
Pastor Hobby Outten
Hobby Outten is the re-development pastor for Springs of Grace. He was prepared to be a pastor at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. His further training was provided by the ELCA for this mission. His roots are in St. Michael Greenville, SC.
Hobby has led many disaster relief trips across the country and will continue to do so with LMM, but is also focused on local community engagement with this congregation.
His wife Patty is the visual arts teacher for the grammar school.
He has 4 children, and 3 stepchildren. Joseph – UVA; John – Wofford; Miller – NC State; Brian – Appalachian; Dennis – ICC; Maryelise & Canon – TJCA.
His background is in farming.
Christ at the center.
“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.'”