Sunday Preview: Fruit

October 22nd, 2013 | John Chandler

Imagine if you could do a “Flash Forward” and get an idea of what your life will be like in years to come? We’ll try to do that on this coming Sunday. For the last two weeks, John has led us in a discussion about the kind of roots we want our church community to have. This coming Sunday, we’ll … Read More

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What if We Really Knew How to Party?

October 4th, 2013 | John Chandler

Tom Sine, of a different organization also called Mustard Seed, describes a church that knows how to party. “It’s gotta be more than a Sunday go-to-meeting and staying out of mischief. It’s gotta have something more to it that’s about being a part of a celebration.” This is a good example of our markers of Story, Wholeness and Presence.

Donald Miller on Vocation

September 26th, 2013 | John Chandler

From a recent interview with author Donald Miller: “I’m amazed that people I visit in prison who embezzled money all have something in common. They didn’t have a guiding vision for their lives. They lived in the moment. They reacted in the moment. They were unwilling to sacrifice for the sake of a longer narrative, and it got them into … Read More

5 People who should come to Sunday's Taster Liturgy

September 18th, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday is Austin Mustard Seed’s final “Taster” Liturgy. In mid-October, we’ll begin hosting a weekly Sunday Liturgy. This is our opportunity to worship God, make some new friends, and practice being good hosts. Are you one of the following five types of people? 1) You get excited about building new things. You might have had a lemonade stand or a … Read More

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Lunch Wednesday, Taster Sunday!

September 17th, 2013 | John Chandler

This is a BIG week Austin Mustard Seed. Tomorrow, Wednesday September 18, we’ll have lunch at 12pm at Zen Japanese (3423 Guadalupe St.) It’s chance to embrace our ideal of  “See you throughout the week.” Drop us a line if you can come. On Sunday, September 22 we will host a “Taster” Liturgy. With weekly Liturgy beginning soon, this is an important opportunity to introduce your … Read More

This Sunday: How Will We Serve?

September 11th, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday at 4:30pm we’ll meet at The Lighthouse for Cultivate. Cultivate gatherings are a chance to make new friends and learn more about what Austin Mustard Seed is all about. This Sunday’s Cultivate gathering will be pivotal. We’ve had a great summer of making new friends, serving together and learning about our identity. Now we are transitioning to launching a public Liturgy this fall. … Read More

What is a "Livable" Church?

September 6th, 2013 | John Chandler

Austin Mustard Seed is exploring what it means to be a localized, indigenous Church. We are asking questions like “who are our neighbors?” and “how we can serve them in meaningful Jesus-like ways?”. We’re not alone in this journey. We’ve been inspired by Vox Veniae, a church focused on a single neighborhood in Austin. Another inspiration is Zoe Livable Church … Read More

Four Takeaways from Sunday's Taster

August 29th, 2013 | John Chandler

Thank you to all those who came out and helped with our second ever “Taster” Liturgy! We learned a lot, made new friends, and came up with a few ideas for next time. Here are four takeaways from the experience. We LOVE Foodheads We owe huge thanks to Foodheadsfor opening their doors to a few strangers. They showed us around, made … Read More

Four Take-Aways from Sunday's Taster Liturgy

August 29th, 2013 | John Chandler

Thank you to all those who came out and helped with our second ever “Taster” Liturgy. We learned a lot, made new friends, and came up with a few ideas. Here are four takeaways from the experience. We LOVE Foodheads We owe a huge thanks to the owners of Foodheads who opened their doors to a few strangers. they showed … Read More

Serve at Ronald McDonald House this Sunday

August 7th, 2013 | John Chandler

Join us this Sunday, August 11, as we prepare a meal for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House. As we start anew at Austin Mustard Seed, serving together is key. We believe that God loves the people of North/Central Austin. As this new church community forms, much of it will be around our passion for serving our neighbors. Who: … Read More