Cultivate: What Practices Shape a Church?

July 31st, 2013 | John Chandler

What regular practices will shape our life together as a church community? That’s the question we’ll discuss this Sunday evening. We will return to the Lighthouse Building at Hope Chapel (1510 Ruth Ave) at 4:30 for a time of conversation and prayer. One of the practices we will discuss as vocation. Vocation is an approach to life, whereby your day … Read More

Gatherings

Midweek Meetup: Draught House

July 30th, 2013 | John Chandler

“See you throughout the week” is a key saying we learned from our friends at Vox Veniae. We can’t follow Jesus alone, we need each other. We need more than just an hour or two on Sundays. Who: You and your friends What: 45 drinks on tap and excellent conversation Where: Draught House, 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX When: Thursday, August 1, 8pm When we say … Read More

Gatherings

What North/Central Austin Loves and Needs

July 29th, 2013 | John Chandler

Throughout the summer, Austin Mustard Seed is hosting a series of conversations called “Cultivate”. We spend this time getting acquainted and scheming about a new church community for North/Central Austin. Last night we discussed the context questions: Who lives in North/Central Austin? What does the gospel look like here? The participants included new move-ins just learning the neighborhood, and life-long … Read More

Liturgy

Cultivate #3: Who lives here?

July 25th, 2013 | John Chandler

Before you can plant a seed, you need to cultivate the ground around it. At Austin Mustard Seed, we are specifically devoting time to get to know each other and our city. Sunday evening, we will return to the Lighthouse Building at Hope Chapel (1510 Ruth Ave). We’ll met at 4:30 for a time of conversation and prayer focus around … Read More

Learning to Fly

July 22nd, 2013 | John Chandler

Sunday night, Austin Mustard Seed hosted our first ever “Taster.” It was an opportunity to practice Liturgy, literally doing “the work of the people“. John Chandler used this picture to describe the experience. The experience was both bumpy and beautiful. We sang songs, prayed prayers and took the Eucharist. The space wasn’t perfect, and the technology wasn’t ideal. One major highlight … Read More

Events

Five Things You'll Notice at the Austin Mustard Seed Taster

July 17th, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday, Austin Mustard Seed is hosting a “Taster“. Tasters are a sort of combined sneak-peak and meet-and-greet. These events help us prepare for a weekly Sunday Liturgy that will begin later this year. There are at least five things you will notice this Sunday. 1. We are all about Jesus We get-together on Sundays to learn from the story of … Read More

Reflections

Save the Date: Liturgy "Taster"

July 12th, 2013 | John Chandler

Who doesn’t love free samples? They provide the opportunity to get a taste for something new. Even better they are free! Beginning Sunday, July 21, Austin Mustard Seed will host a series of Liturgy “Tasters”. We need your help as we explore how to host a weekly gathering. During our time together, we will share a sacred meal called Eucharist, … Read More

Events

Serving Our Neighbors at Ronald McDonald House

July 10th, 2013 | John Chandler

Join us this Sunday, July 14 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

Events

Let's Cultivate a New Church

July 3rd, 2013 | John Chandler

What does it mean to “cultivate” a new Church? Cultivate is the process of turning arid lands into rich soil where plants can flourish. Austin Mustard Seed is in the process of cultivating a group of Jesus followers into the core of a New Church. Who: You and Your Friends What: Cultivate Week Two, then dinner at Rudy’s Barbecue Where: … Read More

Events

What Makes a Church a Church?

June 26th, 2013 | John Chandler

Austin Mustard Seed is starting anew, and we are building a team to answer that question. We started last week with a barbecue. New friendships were made, and tasty burgers were eaten. This summer, we will spend time sharing our stories and sharing more meals. We will take stock of what we have learned at Austin Mustard Seed and Vox … Read More

Gatherings