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Make Good: Seeing What Could Be (2018.09.16)

September 18th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Ashley Blackwell reflects on what it means to engage brokenness in healthy ways. Ashley suggests that we when we name what is broken, get curious about what is broken, identify our response to what is broken, and explore our response to what is broken, we can then begin to engage a brokenness with creativity, courage, and compassion. Scripture for this … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Make Good: Calling & Character (2018.09.09 Sermon)

September 13th, 2018 | Daniel Read

From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewal with humility, integrity, and patience. Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10   … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Make Good: Intro (2018.09.02 Sermon)

September 6th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler begins our series called “Make Good” on lessons we can learn from the story of Nehemiah. Quotes and resources mentioned: How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life Maker Faire Austin Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Austin Mustard Seed Family Update

September 2nd, 2018 | Daniel Read

To our dear church family — With a lot of grief, and some hope too, I announced today that our family would be leaving Austin, and my role as pastor in Austin Mustard Seed. My last Sunday with you will be September 30. There is much grief because I’ve never loved a church more than Austin Mustard Seed. I’ve loved … Read More

September Discussion Series: Make Good

August 31st, 2018 | John Chandler

Each of us see what might be, what could be, as we go through the day to day of our lives. Some of those feel like overwhelming problems we can’t tackle. While others feel like possibility or dreams that we hope to see realized. In the Old Testament, we find a similar story in Nehemiah. He was faithful to the … Read More

Liturgy

This Sunday: Our Labor Day Eve Cookout Tradition

August 29th, 2018 | John Chandler

One of our oldest, and most favorite, community traditions is our annual Labor Day Eve Party. If you don’t have to work Monday (or even if you do!), what better way to spend the evening than to feast with friends. We’ll fire up the grills at the Garza’s house (1008 Rebecca Dr) this Sunday at 6pm, so come anytime from … Read More

Events

Community Groups Preview (2018.08.26 Sermon)

August 28th, 2018 | John Chandler

John discusses the relational nature of our community groups as we get ready to kick them off with a community group dream session this Wednesday. Quotes and resources mentioned: The Hacking of the American Mind, by Robert Lustig “Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilities. And as it turns out, we are very vulnerable indeed. We … Read More

Podcast

College Students: Please Join us for a Welcome Dinner!

August 22nd, 2018 | John Chandler

This time of year is always exciting in Austin as the college students return. If you are a new or returning student…welcome (back)! This Sunday night, August 26, we’re having a Welcome Dinner for college students at 6:30pm. We would love to have join us and get to know our community better. You’ll learn more about the many ways you … Read More

Gatherings

Guest Speaker Mike Watson (2018.08.19 Sermon)

August 21st, 2018 | Daniel Read

Mike Watson reflects on the reality that being created in the image of God means that we have been created to relate to each other and God. Mike goes on to suggests three ways of relating to one another and God: Humble Dependence Expectant Faith Abundant Gratitude Our hope then is to be a people who can acknowledge the relational … Read More

Podcast

Acts 17 (2018.08.12 Sermon)

August 14th, 2018 | John Chandler

April Karli closed out our summer series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 17. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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