Austin Mennonite Church is an urban Mennonite congregation in the capital city of Texas. The makeup of the congregation is diverse ethnically, theologically, vocationally, and socio-economically. The average attendance at Sunday morning worship is fifty people. Members commute from a 30 mile radius and value the Mennonite identity of the congregation. The motto of the Austin Mennonite Church is “Serving Christ, Simply, Peacefully, Together.”
Our worship is traditional and informal. We enjoy singing with piano, guitars, violin, sometimes percussion (sometimes all together, sometimes a capella). Sermons are usually given by the pastor but members share in the preaching about once a month. There is a children’s story during worship and we have a sharing time and prayer. Sometimes there is prayer and anointing. During the pandemic we have developed a hybrid worship with some folks attending in person and others joining online via Zoom.
We live in many parts of Austin. Our occupations are teachers, students, computer programmers and engineers, musicians, lawn maintenance, legal assistants, healthcare, stay at home parents, retired, state workers, etc. Faith backgrounds of people currently part of the congregation are baptist, ethnic Mennonite, Amish, Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, agnostic, seeking, etc. Several people in the congregation speak Spanish fluently.
We are a member congregation of the Western District Conference.
We are affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.