Practices: What We Do Throughout the Week

August 5th, 2013 | John Chandler

Practices are what it looks like for Austin Mustard Seed to be the church, not just on Sunday, but Monday-Saturday. The gospel is for everyone. How the church represents the gospel depends on the culture that surrounds a particular church. Every church must develop its practices: specific actions that stand with the best part of culture or contrast the worst. … Read More


Sacred Roots in Secular Soil

August 1st, 2013 | John Chandler

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go spend some time with the leaders of Trinity Grace Church in New York City. We consider them to be our friends, but also an example of the kind of church we’d like to become. Jon Tyson, their pastor, was recently speaking at a church in San Francisco on the topic … Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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