Hospitality

February 12th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Hospitality. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that flowing out of Jesus’s desire that we welcome the stranger, we humbly seek to invite others, being open to receive from and give to everyone. We open our hearts, homes, and church to the lonely, those on the margins, as … Read More

Community

February 5th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Community. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  Our connection to one another comes from our identity as members of God’s family. We come together around our common mission to partner with God in the making of all things new. We find joy in our differences, celebrate unity without … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Generosity

January 29th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues the discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Generosity. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  All that we have is a gift from God. We respond to God’s generosity to us by joyfully offering all of our resources back to God. Our time, abilities, money, and property are stewarded generously and sacrificially.  Out of … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Transformation

January 24th, 2019 | Daniel Read

Today marks the beginning of a series where we will unfold our communities guiding values. April Karli starts off the series with a discussion on transformation. Transformation: We engage in spiritual practices that followers of Jesus have done for centuries. Through discipleship, we seek to encounter God together in new ways for the purpose of becoming mature apprentices of Jesus. Sermon … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Q&A with April K.

January 17th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli does a Q&A with Shane Blackshear on women in ministry. This interview is a follow up to the previous sermon discussing women throughout the history of the church. April tells the story of God’s ministerial calling on her life.

Pathway of Discipleship

January 15th, 2019 | April Karli

Following Jesus is a kind of pilgrimage. One day we can have an encounter with God that’s exciting and brings us deeper into our relationship with Jesus. But, just as often we find ourselves no longer satisfied and longing for more. The beauty of this longing is that it compels us to  press on to discover new spiritual realities. At Austin … Read More

Introducing: Our Guiding Values

January 8th, 2019 | April Karli

Throughout the Bible, we see an invitation to humanity to partner in God’s purpose of setting things right in this world. Our Guiding Values define and direct our purpose as a church and offer structure to what we do from Sunday Liturgy to Community Groups as well as discipleship and how we reach out to our neighbors.  Beginning January 20 during … Read More

Women In Ministry (2019.01.06)

January 7th, 2019 | Daniel Read

At Mustard Seed we believe that gifting, not gender, qualifies a person for pastoral teaching, leading, and speaking. As April Karli steps into the role of Pastor, Shane speaks about why we as a community ordain women into pastoral leadership and ministry. Book Resources The Blue Parakeet -Scott McKnight Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry -Tara Beth Leach … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Celebrating Our Story

December 11th, 2018 | April Karli

At Austin Mustard Seed we’ve had a lot to celebrate lately. There have been many changes in our leadership since the summer. Throughout the process, we’ve had a clear sense of God’s presence and feel gratitude for God’s direction and provision. We believe it is gratitude that gives us joy, and we are thankful to experience shared joy as a community this Advent season.  … Read More

Supporting Each Other Through the Holidays

December 6th, 2018 | April Karli

Throughout this season of Advent, as we await the coming of Christ, God with us, we hold the anticipation and joy of the season alongside grief and loss. We remember holidays past and mourn the loss of loved ones, dreams, jobs, relationships, or the way things used to be. This grief can feel unacceptable in light of the joy and … Read More

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