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

Reaching Out in Rosedale

November 2nd, 2018 | April Karli

At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that it’s not joy that gives us gratitude, but gratitude that gives us joy. We are grateful for many things during this season of our life together as a church in the city of Austin. This week we are especially grateful for meeting our neighbors at the Fall Block Party. One of our desires … Read More

Community, Mobilization, Neighborhood

Loving Our Neighbors Throughout the Fall

October 23rd, 2018 | April Karli

by Kate Blackshear As we all know, the community of Austin Mustard Seed is in a season of change. We sense God’s presence with us and believe that this time will lead to our maturity and growth. A few months ago we gathered and worshipped together, seeking God’s dreams and visions for our community, for our future. We are a church … Read More

Community, Events, Mobilization, Neighborhood, Reflections

Vision Night: What’s Next?

July 13th, 2018 | April Karli

What happened at Vision Night? And why is it important? Vision Night was about stirring both our individual and collective imagination as a church. We did this through worship, sharing stories, and dreaming together in small groups. (Listen here if you missed it!) Three individuals from our community shared stories of when they saw the Kingdom of God intersect with … Read More


Our Mission and Methods: Now What?

February 17th, 2018 | John Chandler

We’ve spent six weeks — in liturgy, community groups, and family meetings — talking through our Mission and Methods. Our Mission describes our primary activity and what it will lead to: To form communities of Jesus to experience and expand God’s work of renewal together. Our Methods, listed below, describe how we pursue that primary activity. (Listen Back to “Our … Read More


Meet Madelynn: New Ministry Intern!

January 22nd, 2018 | Daniel Read

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


Giving Projections for 2018

November 28th, 2017 | John Chandler

Our 2018 budget is preparing to be be finalized with growth opportunities in the following areas: Allocate additional resources to help our neighbors connect with our community so they can experience the rich relationships and meaning that aMS offers. Extend staff roles to address growing needs, especially in the areas of administration and kids. Strengthen our monthly giving so we … Read More


Share your Catechesis Questions

November 14th, 2017 | John Chandler

We’ve called our 8 weeks of Catechesis a discussion series. We hoped each week would be more than a sermon, but a conversation starter into Community Groups and beyond. In the same way, we don’t see our last week of the series as the end of the discussion. We hope it continues into further discussions in the life of Austin … Read More


Community Groups for the Week of October 1

October 2nd, 2017 | Daniel Read

Catechesis If you want to honestly discuss what you do and don’t believe, then you need to participate in a Community Group this fall. For the next eight weeks, we’ll be having a discussion we call “Catechesis.” The purpose of the Catechesis series is to discuss how our shared life is birthed out of what the Church has always believed. According … Read More


Catechesis // What the church has always believed

September 27th, 2017 | John Chandler

This coming week, we borrow an old word to begin a new discussion series called Catechesis. This ancient term describes how essential Christian beliefs were repeatedly taught to help followers of Jesus understand how to live. For us, this is a season to discuss how our shared life is birth out of what the Church has always believed. Each week, … Read More