Meet Hope of Life

June 11th, 2018 | Daniel Read

All summer long we’re asking the question “what happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” This past Sunday was an incredible example. Our 2018 “Mission and Methods” statement grew out of the prayerful work of our Leadership Team to discern “what have we seen the Holy Spirit do among us or prompt us to do, and how can we … Read More

Wednesday is Men’s Story Night!

June 11th, 2018 | Daniel Read

The summer is upon us and that means Story Nights! Our first Men’s Story Night is Wednesday at 6:30pm, at the home of Kevin Baker. (For address and information, email us at We’ll do two things at Story Night: Eat Food—Bring a grillable snack to share Learn to Listen to each other and God’s Spirit How Story Night Works … Read More

Sunday: Hope of Life Joins Our Liturgy!

June 8th, 2018 | John Chandler

Things are going to be quite different in liturgy this Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited. Our new friends from Hope of Life Church are joining us for Sunday Liturgy. We began 2018 by prayerfully articulating our “Mission and Methods”, a statement about why we do what we do, and how we do it. One of our methods is … Read More

Wednesday: Women’s Story Night

June 5th, 2018 | Daniel Read

The summer is upon us and that means Story Nights! Our first Women’s Story Night is Wednesday at 6:30pm, at the home of Melissa Summers. (For address and information, email us at’ll do two things at Women’s Story Night: Eat Food Listen to each other How Story Night Works Story Night is a chance for one person to share a … Read More

You Don’t Have to Parent Alone

May 1st, 2018 | April Karli

As a young mother, little things that people did to support me made a huge difference. When our second daughter, Lydia, was born I was outnumbered! Thankfully, younger women in our church community would come over to play with Jessica. Older women offered me encouragement and my peers offered commiseration. Knowing I had a community that loved and cared about … Read More

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

April 27th, 2018 | Daniel Read

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 | Daniel Read

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 | Daniel Read

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


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