ABOUT TAPESTRY CHURCH
We love God, we love college students, and we love Austin. There are a lot of awesome large churches in Austin. That’s not us, though. Tapestry Church isn’t huge, and we’re not flashy. We're a family where you can belong, and we keep church simple. We’re devoted to Jesus and the Scriptures, and everything we do flows out of that. We exist to glorify God, disciple, serve the marginalized, and send missionaries.
The first and greatest commandment is to love God. In the 1640’s, the Westminster Catechism states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Whether we’re gathering for a service on Sunday, having a meal together, or watching Longhorn football, we love God while doing it and it is all for God’s glory.
In the Great Commission, Jesus calls us to make disciples of all nations. To fulfill this, we need to be both disciples and disciple-makers. At Tapestry Church, we focus on growing in our character, our understanding of doctrine, and in equipping everyone to love God, love people, and represent Jesus well.
True religion is serving the marginalized in the world, and we want to be a church that doesn’t just meet spiritual needs. We want to meet physical needs as well. Whether we’re serving the homeless, a pregnancy resource center, or cleaning up one of Austin’s parks, we want to make a difference in our city.
We believe all followers of Jesus are missionaries. We recognize that most people will not be in Austin long-term, so we want Tapestry Church to be a place where people are equipped to be lifelong followers of Jesus. We’re excited about sending out passionate followers of Jesus to other cities, states, and countries and filling the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor // Board Member
Matt was born and raised in a small town in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. He moved to Austin in 2012 and loves the warm weather and sunshine. He doesn’t miss winter at all. He’s been in ministry for over 15 years, serving at churches focused on the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and the University of Texas. He's married to Kristi, and they have 4 wildly talented and amazing children.
Kristi loves Jesus, her husband, sushi, and running. Kristi is passionate about connecting women with Jesus - whether that’s college students, grads, newly marrieds, or young mothers. She loves meeting with women one on one.
Chris grew up in the Detroit area of Michigan. He went to Michigan State University for his undergraduate degree and Moody Theological Seminary for his Masters degree. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Kathleen, for 15+ years and has 4 children. He is passionate about any level of football, reading and apologetics. Chris is the Senior Pastor of Moline Baptist Church in Moline, Michigan, and serves on Tapestry's Board of Directors.
Tapestry Church affirms historic, orthodox Christianity as represented by the Apostles and Nicene Creeds. Specifically, we affirm the doctrinal statement of the World Evangelical Alliance. If you have a doctrinal question or want more info on a specific area, email Tapestry’s pastor, Matt Moore firstname.lastname@example.org.
...the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...
...our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...
THE HOLY SPIRIT
...the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...
...the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
...one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...
...the Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...
...the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...
At Tapestry Church, we believe the Kingdom of God is bigger than any local church body.
We believe in linking arms with like-minded followers of Jesus to reach the world together.
Elementum partners with churches and young adult or college ministry leaders to restore young adults to their Kingdom purpose and place in the body of Christ. We love to equip, connect, and mobilize leaders to make a Gospel impact in the lives of young adults in their city and beyond.
More details coming soon!
Reliant is the missionary sending organization that works in partnership with Tapestry. Reliant mobilizes missionaries to work in local churches and ministries for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Reliant trains, employs and serves missionaries as they raise a team of supporters for their ministry.