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 | Daniel Read

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 | Daniel Read

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 | Daniel Read

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

Who is Jesus? (Cutting Room Floor Podcast)

November 11th, 2017 | Daniel Read

Throughout the Catechesis series, we’re providing an extra “cutting room floor” podcast, where we share some key ideas that we didn’t have time for in the week’s sermon. This week, we asked the question “who is Jesus?” and discovered three core ideas the Church has always believed about Jesus. One is that Jesus is SMART! As Dallas Willard says in Divine … Read More

Sunday: Help Our Kids Collect Cans!

November 3rd, 2017 | April Karli

Did you know that 20% of people living in Travis County are below the federal poverty level? More than half of the Travis County residents eligible for SNAP are not enrolled. That translates into a lot of hungry neighbors who we can help. This November our Kindergarten-5th graders are going to take the lead in a food drive at Austin … Read More

Tomorrow is Because of My Dad 👴👧

October 27th, 2017 | April Karli

Tomorrow we’re hosting the Austin Venue for SheLeads. The party starts at 10:30 am at the Orange Chapel. Come on over, even if you haven’t registered yet. One major reason we’re hosting this event is that of my dad, Jack Hammans, and the influence he had on me. Jack will be a part of our panel of local leaders. He will share … Read More

This Will Help You Move from Apprehension to Wonder

October 24th, 2017 | Daniel Read

As a church, we have beliefs. As individuals, it’s a little more complicated. Sometimes we strongly agree. Sometimes we doubt. If you don’t have anywhere to discuss your doubts, they can become much more. Fears. Frustrations. Cynicism. We grow isolated because we are afraid to share our doubts. When you have a safe space to discuss what you believe, you … Read More

Finally: Let's Say What We Think About the Bible! (Tonight and Tomorrow)

October 10th, 2017 | Daniel Read

What have Christians ALWAYS believed about the Bible? If you are from “ChurchWorld” you probably have one of two responses to this question: (A) I love the Bible. It’s God’s word. (B) I’m not sure I think about the Bible…but I don’t know where I can talk about that. On top of that, there are a lot of people who … Read More