Our Markers: Wholeness

August 22nd, 2013 | John Chandler

On Thursdays, we are reflecting on our Markers, which we talked through at our one of our first Cultivate gatherings. These are shared understandings that form our life together and guide what we do. The second of these markers is Wholeness, and our description of it reads like this: While we see the work of God in this world, we … Read More

Reflections

Five tools for inviting friends & neighbors to the "Taster" Liturgy

August 21st, 2013 | John Chandler

This Sunday, August 25, we will host our second ever “Taster” Liturgy. We’ll gather at4:30pm at Foodheads (616 W 34th St.). They’ve offered to let us use their space, so we’re going to try it out and see how it goes. We call it a “taster” because it’s our chance to give our friends and neighbors a “taste” of what our Sundays together will be like. We call it “liturgy” because … Read More

Liturgy

Midweek Meetup – Draught House

August 19th, 2013 | John Chandler

It’s easy to spend our days at work and our nights with Netflix and then forget how much we need friends and community. That’s why we’re always saying “See you throughout the week”. We can’t follow Jesus alone, we need each other. We need more than just an hour or two on Sundays. Parties. Babysitting. Helping each other move. Mourning the hard … Read More

meetups

Save the Date: Taster Liturgy at Foodheads

August 16th, 2013 | John Chandler

On Sunday, August 25 we will host our second ever Taster Liturgy. These opportunities allow us to learn the ins-and-outs of hosting a weekly liturgy. They also provide a great opportunity to introduce friends to what’s happening at Austin Mustard Seed. We need your help as we explore how to host a weekly gathering. During our time together, we will … Read More

Gatherings

Audio Archive: Resolutions

August 16th, 2013 | John Chandler

To illuminate the heart of Mustard Seed, we are adding recent sermons from our pastors that were preached elsewhere. This sermon was preached by Chris Morton at Vox Veniae last January.

Podcast

Our Markers: Story

August 15th, 2013 | John Chandler

In one of our first Cultivate core group gatherings, we talked through our Markers together. These are shared understandings that form our life together and guide what we do. Over the next few Thursdays, we’ll revisit each of these markers here on the blog. The first of these markers is Story, and our description of it reads like this: At … Read More

Reflections

Rhythms: What We Do Together

August 14th, 2013 | John Chandler

What regular rhythms that will shape our times 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. We’ll discuss the rhythms of our church community: Liturgy, Fellowship and Service. And to help get you thinking about … Read More

Cultivate

Lunch this week: FoodHeads!

August 12th, 2013 | John Chandler

See you throughout the week! This week’s midweek meetup is at one of Austin’s phenomenal sandwich places: Foodheads! (616 W. 34 St.) Here’s a review from Yelp: It would be silly to visit or live in Austin and not eat at Foodheads.  The first couple of things that come to mind when I think about the food from Foodheads: clean, fresh, … Read More

meetups

Practices: Cultivate audio from August 4, 2013

August 8th, 2013 | John Chandler

Our Sunday night Cultivate gatherings are times for dreaming and imagining what we are becoming as the Spirit forms our community. This past Sunday, we talked together about our Practices, the ways we hope our church community will be defined not when we are together, but when we dispersed throughout the week. This is a recording of the audio introducing … Read More

Podcast

Serve at Ronald McDonald House this Sunday

August 7th, 2013 | John Chandler

Join us this Sunday, August 11, 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