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Vision Night: What’s Next?

July 13th, 2018 | Madelynn Marlow

What happened at Vision Night? And why is it important? Vision Night was about stirring both our individual and collective imagination as a church. We did this through worship, sharing stories, and dreaming together in small groups. (Listen here if you missed it!) Three individuals from our community shared stories of when they saw the Kingdom of God intersect with … Read More

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Our Mission and Methods: Now What?

February 17th, 2018 | John Chandler

We’ve spent six weeks — in liturgy, community groups, and family meetings — talking through our Mission and Methods. Our Mission describes our primary activity and what it will lead to: To form communities of Jesus to experience and expand God’s work of renewal together. Our Methods, listed below, describe how we pursue that primary activity. (Listen Back to “Our … Read More

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Meet Madelynn: New Ministry Intern!

January 22nd, 2018 | Chris Morton

We’re thrilled to have Madelynn join us as a ministry intern this year. Many of you, of course, know Madelynn and the presence she has had in our community for a few years. Read on, so you can get to know more about her, and her new role in the life of Austin Mustard Seed. Madelynn has been discerning what … Read More

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Giving Projections for 2018

November 28th, 2017 | John Chandler

Our 2018 budget is preparing to be be finalized with growth opportunities in the following areas: Allocate additional resources to help our neighbors connect with our community so they can experience the rich relationships and meaning that aMS offers. Extend staff roles to address growing needs, especially in the areas of administration and kids. Strengthen our monthly giving so we … Read More

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Share your Catechesis Questions

November 14th, 2017 | John Chandler

We’ve called our 8 weeks of Catechesis a discussion series. We hoped each week would be more than a sermon, but a conversation starter into Community Groups and beyond. In the same way, we don’t see our last week of the series as the end of the discussion. We hope it continues into further discussions in the life of Austin … Read More

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Community Groups for the Week of October 1

October 2nd, 2017 | Chris Morton

Catechesis If you want to honestly discuss what you do and don’t believe, then you need to participate in a Community Group this fall. For the next eight weeks, we’ll be having a discussion we call “Catechesis.” The purpose of the Catechesis series is to discuss how our shared life is birthed out of what the Church has always believed. According … Read More

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Catechesis // What the church has always believed

September 27th, 2017 | John Chandler

This coming week, we borrow an old word to begin a new discussion series called Catechesis. This ancient term describes how essential Christian beliefs were repeatedly taught to help followers of Jesus understand how to live. For us, this is a season to discuss how our shared life is birth out of what the Church has always believed. Each week, … Read More

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Help us prepare our new Sunday spaces

February 21st, 2017 | John Chandler

In March, Austin Mustard Seed will begin gathering for Sunday liturgy in the building of Rosedale Baptist Church. We are thankful for their hospitality, and excited for the opportunity to create a space that best serves our “work of the people.” Here’s what we look forward to in this new season of Austin Mustard Seed: A space to gather that … Read More

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Sign Up By Wednesday for Community First!

January 9th, 2017 | John Chandler

Community First is an innovative new approach to providing housing for formerly homeless men and women. We’ll join them on Saturday, January 15 from 9am-12pm for their weekly Cowboy Brunch. Meet at Community First at 9am, do some hard work work in the garden and around the village, and stay for a home grown, home cooked meal! Everyone who is participating … Read More

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Share Your Thoughts on the Liturgy Survey

October 11th, 2016 | John Chandler

As we move towards Advent, we are inviting our community into a Common Life — a shared way of living for the year to come. Because this is an invitation to all to participate, we want to invite everyone’s voice. This past Sunday, we talked about what liturgy means to our community. We spent time listening to how a handful … Read More

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