Kids are Welcome in Liturgy

March 29th, 2018 | Chris Morton

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

Don't Believe the Hype (2018.03.25 Sermon)

March 26th, 2018 | John Chandler

Our friend Mary Whitehurst took a Sunday away from David Chapel to get us started into Holy Week. She preached on the events of Palm Sunday with a sermon entitled Don’t Believe the Hype. Join a Community Group to continue the discussion. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes


Open House: Meet Austin Mustard Seed

March 22nd, 2018 | Chris Morton

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

Simplicity: A Simple Way to Get Started

March 20th, 2018 | John Chandler

In this week’s sermon, Shane introduce the idea of a habit audit as a first step toward practicing simplicity. Below are the instructions for how you do your own habit audit. This week, we invite you to perform what is called a habit audit of your life rhythms and habits in order to better understand what you love and, thus, … Read More


Simplicity (2018.03.18 Sermon)

March 19th, 2018 | John Chandler

Shane Blackshear finishes our Lenten series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on Simplicity. Resources/Quotes: “But what does this mean? What am I to do? What kind of striving is it of which it can be said that it seeks or desires the kingdom of God? Ought I to get a position corresponding … Read More


Reading the Bible: How to Get Started

March 13th, 2018 | John Chandler

The Bible was written over thousands of years in multiple languages on three different continents. It’s big, broad and sweeping. Trying to figure out where to start can be overwhelming. Our hope for everyone this week is simple: read three chapters of John per day. Start the day of your community group so you can wrap up by community group … Read More


Scripture (2018.03.11 Sermon)

March 11th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on reading Scripture. Resources/Quotes: “I can’t understand why you missionaries present the Bible to us in India as a book of religion. It is not a book of religion – and anyway we have plenty of books of religion in India. … Read More


Confession (2018.03.04 Sermon)

March 4th, 2018 | April Karli

April Karli continues our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on Confession. Resources/Quotes: “Confession is the willingness to acknowledge and take responsibility not only for the outward manifestations of our sin, but also for the inner dynamics that produced the sinful or negative behaviors. Confession requires us to say it out … 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


Fasting: How to Get Started

February 26th, 2018 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we talked about Fasting as a habit for living like Jesus. Here are the steps we considered, with a few more guidelines below for extra measure: 1) Decide in advance when you will fast A simple start would be to eat breakfast, and then fast through dinner, but most common is to fast from dinner one day to … Read More