Q&A with April K.

January 17th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli does a Q&A with Shane Blackshear on women in ministry. This interview is a follow up to the previous sermon discussing women throughout the history of the church. April tells the story of God’s ministerial calling on her life.

Pathway of Discipleship

January 15th, 2019 | April Karli

Following Jesus is a kind of pilgrimage. One day we can have an encounter with God that’s exciting and brings us deeper into our relationship with Jesus. But, just as often we find ourselves no longer satisfied and longing for more. The beauty of this longing is that it compels us to  press on to discover new spiritual realities. At Austin … Read More

Introducing: Our Guiding Values

January 8th, 2019 | April Karli

Throughout the Bible, we see an invitation to humanity to partner in God’s purpose of setting things right in this world. Our Guiding Values define and direct our purpose as a church and offer structure to what we do from Sunday Liturgy to Community Groups as well as discipleship and how we reach out to our neighbors.  Beginning January 20 during … Read More

Women In Ministry (2019.01.06)

January 7th, 2019 | Daniel Read

At Mustard Seed we believe that gifting, not gender, qualifies a person for pastoral teaching, leading, and speaking. As April Karli steps into the role of Pastor, Shane speaks about why we as a community ordain women into pastoral leadership and ministry. Book Resources The Blue Parakeet -Scott McKnight Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry -Tara Beth Leach … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Celebrating Our Story

December 11th, 2018 | April Karli

At Austin Mustard Seed we’ve had a lot to celebrate lately. There have been many changes in our leadership since the summer. Throughout the process, we’ve had a clear sense of God’s presence and feel gratitude for God’s direction and provision. We believe it is gratitude that gives us joy, and we are thankful to experience shared joy as a community this Advent season.  … Read More

Supporting Each Other Through the Holidays

December 6th, 2018 | April Karli

Throughout this season of Advent, as we await the coming of Christ, God with us, we hold the anticipation and joy of the season alongside grief and loss. We remember holidays past and mourn the loss of loved ones, dreams, jobs, relationships, or the way things used to be. This grief can feel unacceptable in light of the joy and … Read More

Community, Events

Sermon (2018.12.02) Andrea Lucado

December 6th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Andrea guides us through the lectionary text of Habakkuk for the first sunday of Advent. Habakkuk 1:1-7; 2:1-4; 3:[3b-6], 17-19


Sermon (2018.11.25) David Sunde

November 28th, 2018 | Daniel Read

This Sunday David Sunde was our guest speaker. He spoke about savoring God’s love and presence in the context of Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

Liturgy, Podcast

Sermon (2018.11.18) Madelynn Marlow

November 20th, 2018 | Daniel Read

In our sermon this Sunday Madelynn Marlow walks us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel.  From the story of Hannah we learn to pray vulnerably and hope boldly. Looking at the world through this lens of bold hope and vulnerable prayer connects us with the hopes of others. In this sermon, we examined our own … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Sermon (2018.11.11) Mary Whitehurst

November 15th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Mary Whitehurst from David Chapel opened the scriptures with us this past Sunday. She shared with us from from Pslams 23.

Liturgy, Podcast