How to Talk to Your Kids About Eucharist

February 1st, 2018 | April Karli

At Austin Mustard Seed we practice an open table. That means when we celebrate the Eucharist everyone is welcome to receive the bread and wine, including children of all ages. In many churches children must attend a class or meet certain requirements before participating in Communion. For us, however, the Eucharist is a family event. Jesus’ ministry centered around table … Read More

Resources

Develop Connections (2018.01.28 Sermon)

January 29th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our third method: We develop connections that teach us to how to love those who are not a part of a community of Jesus. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: You Made it Weird: Penn Jillette Eternity in Their Hearts, by Don Richardson Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

Podcast

Meet Madelynn: New Ministry Intern!

January 22nd, 2018 | Chris Morton

We’re thrilled to have Madelynn join us as a ministry intern this year. Many of you, of course, know Madelynn and the presence she has had in our community for a few years. Read on, so you can get to know more about her, and her new role in the life of Austin Mustard Seed. Madelynn has been discerning what … Read More

Community

Cultivate Relationships (2018.01.21 Sermon)

January 22nd, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our second method: We cultivate relationships that lead to both friendship and formation. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: It’s time for Apple to make a less addictive iPhone — New York Times Time Well Spent: We are building a new organization dedicated to reversing the digital attention crisis … Read More

Podcast

Stay Inside! Five Ways Connect with God & Your Church When it's Freezing

January 16th, 2018 | Chris Morton

It’s cold outside! Ice is falling from the sky! We’re always saying “see you throughout the week.” So how can you love God and serve your church community when you’re stuck inside? Enjoy Some Screen-free “Practice” Time Stuck at home and ready to veg out? Great! There’s nothing wrong the occasional Netflix or X-Box binge. But how often do we … Read More

Learn Practices (2017.01.14 Sermon)

January 15th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our first method: We learn practices of Jesus so that we can know, love and follow him. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: Peter was overwhelmed by the “otherness” of Jesus. Holiness is, fundamentally, otherness or separateness from the ordinary realm of human existence in which we believe we … Read More

Podcast

Sunday Lunch is a Family Meeting

January 12th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Are you curious where you or your family fit into Austin Mustard Seed? Do you want your voice to be heard as we chart a course for the future? During Sunday Lunch on January 14 we will hold a Family Meeting. In this Family Meeting, you will discover: The real life stories that shaped our Mission and Methods Why the … Read More

Our Mission (2018.01.07 Sermon)

January 8th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler leads into our new Mission & Methods series with a look our updated mission statement: To form communities of Jesus who experience and expand God’s work of renewal together. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: “In what sense, then, can he be said to have finished his work? In the light of all we can know about the preaching and … Read More

Podcast

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 | Chris Morton

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