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:

  1. Who lives in North/Central Austin?
  2. What does the gospel look like here?


The participants included new move-ins just learning the neighborhood, and life-long residents. Here are a few of the features we highlighted:

So what does the gospel look like here?

We discussed that there is often a perception of the church as passe or anti-intellectual. There is also a deep sense loneliness and a need for a “tribe” to do life together. Presenting the good news of Jesus Christ in these neighborhoods must be done in a way that is intellectually challenging. It must be presented through a community learning how to follow Jesus teachings together.

Does this sound exciting to you? Come by Draught House on Thursday at 8pm, and we can discuss it more!