Our Story

"All Saints is a community of God’s People called to live as the body of Christ in Austin for the world through worship, spiritual formation, and service."

VISION

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Worship

Weekly gathered worship is the center of our life together. At the center of worship is God’s Word and Sacraments. Our liturgical worship is a joyful response to the sovereign call of the Triune God to love Him with all our being and our neighbors as ourselves. Preaching and the Eucharist, confession and affirmation, hymns and songs, passing of the peace… throughout the service we seek to embody the gospel — the good news story of God reconciling sinners to himself in Jesus Christ. Rooted in the historic Christian faith and practice, we strive to make this good news intelligible and beautiful to the people and culture of Austin.

Spiritual Formation

The church is the people of God who are growing up in every way into Christ. This formation is the work of the Holy Spirit and is rooted in and shaped by the Scriptures. Formation necessarily occurs in the church community as the Word of God is heard, understood, applied, and lived together — among individuals and among families. Outside of worship, we foremost seek to cultivate these relationships through a citywide network of small groups meeting regularly for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Our hope is that these groups (and the relationships they represent) will nurture a welcoming and vibrant community in which God’s covenantal love and promises are known from generation to generation.

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Service

God is at work in Christ bringing spiritual, social, and physical life and peace to the world. We want to humbly and boldly tell the redemptive story of Jesus to the city of Austin while joining others who are telling it throughout our region, nation, and world. This requires that we employ all of our resources (finances, time, abilities, and lives) in acts of word and deed towards this end. Thus, our prayer is for the Lord to use us to plant churches, establish ministries of mercy and justice, partner with foreign missionaries, and send each of our members out into their particular vocations to bring the peace of Christ to our world.

*Read more about All Saints Vision through this larger document written by Senior Pastor Tim Frickenschmidt.

HISTORY

All Saints Presbyterian Church was formally established in the summer of 2003 as a mission church of the Presbyterian Church in America (P.C.A.).

A core group of people from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Austin had begun meeting in the spring of that year for a weekly Bible study, with an eye towards perhaps planting a new PCA church in West Austin. That study was led by Bill Boyd, who was then serving as the campus minister for Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Texas. During its formation, All Saints also received aid and oversight from the Southwest Church Planting Network.

All Saints’ first worship service was held on Sunday, September 7, 2003, in a former Episcopal church on Bee Caves Road. That November, over 150 founding members formally joined. The next year and a half brought new members from all over the city, as God continued to bless the church’s work.

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On May 15, 2005, All Saints became a particular church in the PCA. Under the presbytery’s oversight, the congregation issued a formal call to Bill Boyd to become their pastor, and installed ruling elders for the first time. Three weeks later, All Saints moved from its original location to St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, where the church continues to meet.

In the spring of 2012, All Saints called and formally installed Rev. Tim Frickenschmidt as the next Senior Pastor. In December of that year, the congregation voted to purchase property off Southwest Parkway on which to build a permanent church home.

The years that followed saw a successful building fundraising campaign and the simultaneous planting of a new church, Grace + Peace, in north-central Austin.

All Saints moved into our new church campus on August 21, 2016. We are eager to see how the Lord will continue to work through our church in our new location to minister to the city of Austin and the world.