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

Sermon (2018.11.18) Madelynn Marlow

November 20th, 2018 | Daniel Read

In our sermon this Sunday Madelynn Marlow walks us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel.  From the story of Hannah we learn to pray vulnerably and hope boldly. Looking at the world through this lens of bold hope and vulnerable prayer connects us with the hopes of others. In this sermon, we examined our own … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Sermon (2018.10.29) Mark 10:46-52

October 30th, 2018 | Daniel Read

April Karli asked us to consider why we sometimes don’t want to express our desires. The things we long for are often deeply buried inside us, and there are a number of reasons we are afraid to admit them. But Jesus invites is to come to him with our longings. Can we learn to trust Jesus to meet our deepest … Read More

Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians (2018.09.30)

September 30th, 2018 | Daniel Read

In John’s Final Sermon as Pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, he gives our community a charge as we move into the future. From the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians, we are invited to hold onto wisdom and trust God’s call and guidance in the life of our community.   In addition this week instead of a Prayer of Confession we … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Make Good: Collaborating With Others (2018.09.23)

September 25th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Call To Worship Lord God our Father, Creator of all Your wind swept the waters when the world began, You spoke the Word, that was always your Word. Through your word, all things came to be, The light was separated from darkness. Creation was put into motion To develop and become To participate in relationship with you… When our ancestors … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

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