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Here’s a Glimpse of What Happened on the Camping Trip

April 27th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Community is Where God Shapes Us At Austin Mustard Seed, we are committed to practicing the way of Jesus. God is reshaping us into people who follow Jesus. We can’t do that alone—so we go camping. Like a Hidden Rainforest Palmetto State Park is only an hour away from Austin, but it feels like a different world! The lush vegetation … Read More

Kids are Welcome in Liturgy

March 29th, 2018 | Chris Morton

We encourage children of all ages to participate in our liturgy. Here are a few ideas to help your child connect with what’s happening during liturgy: BEFORE LITURGY Explain to kids that we are going to pray, sing, and worship God together. Build expectation that the time we spend in liturgy is special. CALL TO WORSHIP Even the youngest children … Read More

Open House: Meet Austin Mustard Seed

March 22nd, 2018 | Chris Morton

Looking for a church is hard. You have to go to a place you’ve never been and engage with people you don’t know. You are trying to learn if this is a safe place for you to be vulnerable, grow and share life. Open House is a one-night event where you will: — Eat together with members of Austin Mustard … Read More

Confession: How to Get Started

March 4th, 2018 | John Chandler

This Sunday we talked about confession as a practice to help restore and heal broken relationships between us and others and us and God. Through confession we examine ourselves for faults or weaknesses we can surrender to God and embrace the love and forgiveness of Christ which leads to transformation. Here are the steps we discussed for how to give … Read More

Resources

Gratitude (2018.02.18 Sermon)

February 19th, 2018 | John Chandler

Chris Morton begins our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus. To share in the learning of these habits with each other, we have created this reflection guide. This offers all of us space to reflect on each of these habits, as well as guide our Community Group discussions during the season of Lent. Printed … Read More

Podcast

How to Practice Lent With Kids

February 13th, 2018 | April Karli

“We walk through a vale of tears on this earth and the only way through it is through it. It is a lesson we learn and live. I believe it’s OK to be sad; in other words, there ought to be space in our lives to learn the texture of sadness.” John Blase, Know When to Hold ‘Em Lent is … Read More

Ash Wednesday Lament Night

February 7th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Grief is a normal and natural response to a loss of any kind. As we enter into the season of Lent, we embrace that grief is an unavoidable and valuable part of our mortal lives. Ash Wednesday Lament Night is an opportunity to pause and acknowledge that we all carry grief from pain, loss and sin and that we long … Read More

Family Meeting + Sundae Bar

February 6th, 2018 | Chris Morton

It’s time to celebrate our story and dream about the future! To close our discussion of Mission and Methods, we’ll gather for a family meeting celebration. At this Family Meeting you will: Share your stories of how Austin Mustard Seed has helped shape you and your family Hear from Leadership Team Members about why the Mission and Methods matter Plan … Read More

Stay Inside! Five Ways Connect with God & Your Church When it's Freezing

January 16th, 2018 | Chris Morton

It’s cold outside! Ice is falling from the sky! We’re always saying “see you throughout the week.” So how can you love God and serve your church community when you’re stuck inside? Enjoy Some Screen-free “Practice” Time Stuck at home and ready to veg out? Great! There’s nothing wrong the occasional Netflix or X-Box binge. But how often do we … Read More

Sunday Lunch is a Family Meeting

January 12th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Are you curious where you or your family fit into Austin Mustard Seed? Do you want your voice to be heard as we chart a course for the future? During Sunday Lunch on January 14 we will hold a Family Meeting. In this Family Meeting, you will discover: The real life stories that shaped our Mission and Methods Why the … Read More