This Week at The Austin Stone

January 24, 2021

Grow in Your Love For Our City

We grow in our love for our city by being a people who value life and create opportunities for the flourishing of our city’s most vulnerable. As God’s chosen people, we should be a life-affirming, life-valuing, life-protecting church family where the most vulnerable are welcomed, protected, and supported. We should acknowledge the image-bearing nature that is present and precious in every human being from the womb to the tomb and partner with Christ to love and serve parents and their babies.

We pause to reflect on God’s love for the unborn and for those whose story includes abortion. We pause to mourn the lives lost, the grief of parents, and the broken hearts. We pause to celebrate the many ways that God can heal and redeem brokenness.

Donate to The Source

We invite you to partner with The Source, a life-affirming reproductive health and pregnancy care center that serves the women of Austin. We encourage you to make a one-time gift or a recurring donation to support their ministry.

Your donations will be used to fund free and low-cost health services as well as counseling services, spiritual care, and spiritual support for pregnant women and new moms.

Donate to The Source

The Sanctity of Life Primer

We also invite you to read “The Sanctity of Life.” It’s a primer on the inherent dignity of all people, and some of the ways The Austin Stone is working to protect the unborn while loving, empowering, and ministering to those affected by abortion. The primer talks through the history of abortion, our church’s response to it, God’s response to abortion, and more. We encourage you to spend some time reading this resource and praying through the difficult Biblical truths it explores. Our hope is that our hearts are stirred to pursue the sanctity of life for both the unborn and the mothers and families they’re a part of.

Read 'The Sanctity of Life' Primer

Join a Disciple-Making Intensive & Support the Nations

Disciple-Making Intensives (or DMIs) are for anyone who desires to learn practical tools to advance the gospel wherever they are placed in their community—whether that’s within the city or among the nations. Designed to help our church body with practical training and tools to help each person discover their role in fulfilling the Great Commission, these groups come together for ten weeks to pray, study disciple-making, and plan how they will put into action what they are learning.

If you’re interested in joining a DMI, please click the button below to register!

Join a DMI

January Giving Update

As we look back on all the things the Lord accomplished through our church during the last year, we want to thank you for your astounding generosity through the end of 2020. Over $9 million was given from August to December 2020 to support the ongoing ministry of The Austin Stone. In addition, you donated $700,000 to support special purposes like global and local missions as well as our Mercy Fund. These resources are well-invested in God’s kingdom-work in our church, city, and throughout the nations. We’re hopeful as we look expectantly toward what He might continue to do! Thank you!

Register for Our New Core Class, Identity-Based Evangelism!

As Christians, evangelism isn’t simply an activity we participate in—it’s a part of who we are. It’s also a key part of our mission to love God, love the church, love the city, and love the nations, and we are offering this class to train our partners to do it well.

This class will be taught by Bobby Murphy and Abby Howden and runs from February 9 through March 9 on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm through Zoom. It costs $20 per person, but you can use the code SPRING2021 for a full discount if the cost is prohibitive.

Register Here

For the City Ministry at The Austin Stone

Continue serving and loving your city by staying in-the-know with our For the City Ministry! We’re always looking for people who are interested in serving Austin or simply want to hear ministry updates via our For the City newsletter. Click the button below to subscribe to our newsletter and let us know you’d like to volunteer in and around Austin!

Volunteer with For the City

Register for Women’s Retreat 2021: Greater Than

Join us March 5-7 for Women’s Retreat 2021: Greater Than! This year’s retreat is all about options! We’ve created two ways for you to participate—Retreat at Tejas and Retreat at Home! Retreat at Tejas will have overnight and day pass tickets for you to join us at Camp Tejas in Giddings, TX. This in-person, limited-capacity weekend is best for those who feel comfortable meeting in person. And for those of you that would feel more comfortable connecting from home, perhaps with a small group of friends, we have a Retreat at Home option with all the same content and a ton of flexibility! Regardless of how you join, we hope to see you at this year’s Women’s Retreat!

Register for Women's Retreat

Daddy Daughter Dance 2021 is Postponed!

This year, our Kids Ministry was excited to host the annual dance in February. However, we’ve prayerfully decided to postpone the event in order to help keep our families safe during the pandemic. The event will likely be rescheduled for the spring, so stay tuned for more information soon. Thank you for your grace—we know how popular this event is as a special bonding opportunity for dads and daughters, but we look forward to holding a safer event in the near future!

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