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

Make Good: Calling & Character (2018.09.09 Sermon)

September 13th, 2018 | Daniel Read

From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewal with humility, integrity, and patience. Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10   … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Austin Mustard Seed Family Update

September 2nd, 2018 | Daniel Read

To our dear church family — With a lot of grief, and some hope too, I announced today that our family would be leaving Austin, and my role as pastor in Austin Mustard Seed. My last Sunday with you will be September 30. There is much grief because I’ve never loved a church more than Austin Mustard Seed. I’ve loved … Read More

Financial Update (2018.08.05 Liturgy Audio)

August 9th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Ashley Blackwell, on behalf of the Leadership and Stewardship Team, offered an update in our Sunday Liturgy on our encouraging recent giving trends and our summer fundraising goals.


Wednesday: Meetup at Pinthouse

June 18th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Here’s your chance to get to know new faces at Austin Mustard Seed, eat tasty pizza and check in with good friends. Because community can’t happen by just sitting near each other one hour on Sundays, we meet up throughout the week. Come with an appetite, a few quarters for the games and and good questions to help you get … Read More

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