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

Our Mission & Methods // Winter 2018 Discussion Series

January 3rd, 2018 | John Chandler

In the last four years, Austin Mustard Seed has established a core community striving to live a meaningful expression of Christianity in our time and place. Our Leadership Team has spent much time reflecting on the good that has happened so that we might imagine how our grow into the fullness of who we might be as a church community. … Read More

This Sunday: New Year's Brunch!

December 28th, 2017 | Chris Morton

Taste and See This Sunday, we’ll celebrate all that God has done among us in 2017 and seek the Spirit’s guidance for 2018. And eat brunch! When and Where Sunday Liturgy on New Year’s Day will take place at the home of Morgan & Rob Garza, 1008 Rebecca Dr. Liturgy begins at 10:30, potluck brunch to follow. Bring things that … Read More

Six People Who Need to be at Tonight's Lament Night

December 18th, 2017 | Chris Morton

Lament Night is tonight at the Orange Chapel at 7 pm. Grief is normal and natural. It’s often most difficult during the holidays. “Sure…” you say. “But is Lament Night really for me?” Lament Night is for (at least) six types of people. Anyone who has experienced the death of loved one. Anyone who has experienced a major loss, change … Read More

We Need to Talk About Grief

December 4th, 2017 | Chris Morton

Grief is the natural and normal response to change or loss. Everyone deals with grief, but the holidays have a way of bringing our loss to the forefront. Here are a few things you or someone you know might be grieving: The loss of a loved one The end of a relationship The loss of a job The failure of … Read More

Advent: Five Ways Your Family Can Learn to Wait for Jesus

December 1st, 2017 | April Karli

As the days grow shorter and cooler (in some parts of the country, anyway) it means that Advent is almost here! During the busy and frantic time leading to Christmas, Advent gives us opportunity to slow down and prepare ourselves for Jesus’ arrival. This year, Advent begins on December 3. Advent is a time of patient waiting and expectation. We … Read More