Austin Roberts

is creating spaces of community and discipleship for young people.

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About Austin Roberts

Hi there! I'm Austin. I’m a lover of God and a lover of people.

I work with a missional community of young people in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland.
Our community is called ‘An Cuan’, a phrase which translates from the Irish to ‘the harbour.’ We create a space of community and run residential training programs which we hope to be this sort of harbour for people, a safe place from the storm where they can be restored and restocked with fresh vision that will equip them to go to the broken places of this world and bring blessings.

My role is to create and to nurture missional community both here and with our partners around the world, which I do both through my own participation and through the relationships that I build as well as offering input to our programs and activities and through offering teachings in the areas of biblical studies, ethics, and reconciliation. In all of my work and communication, my hope is to invite people to locate themselves within a story in which God is doing something beyond what we can see, and in which we’re invited to love deeply and live lives marked with a kindness and an integrity that brings healing and wholeness precisely to the broken places in this world and the dividing lines in our relationships with God, with each other, and with ourselves. The foundation of my work is the biblical idea that while God is doing something bigger than we can see, our calling is not to ourselves be the answer to everything - but rather to be a people of hope seeking to live in right relationship and to walk alongside others with joy and with faithfulness.

I created this Patreon page as a way of inviting others to partner with me in this unique season of work and life as someone both working in a missional community and studying towards a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies with Fuller Theological Seminary. My doctorate is centered around the question of how missional communities like ours and the people of God more broadly can hold together the calling of discipleship and a healthy christian spirituality with the calling to build strategic partnerships and relationships which can help to build peace and invite healing in cultures that have been affected by cultural divisions and violence. I rely on financial partnership with individuals and church communities to support my work and my life expenses as I pursue ministry work full-time. Any income received through this page will help me to pay for my doctoral tuition and other life expenses.

My hope also is that this Patreon will be a space of community and a source of life and encouragement for you. Along with getting to follow along with my studies and reflections of my life here, I’m also intending to share some extra things that might bring you some joy - things like recipes from our kitchen, things that I'm currently reading and listening to, some of my unsolicited social commentary, as well as resources and discussion prompts that I think might bring you some life. And maybe other things too! It's something that we'll figure out together. By joining in, you're not only helping make my work and study possible, but also expressing a faithfulness to me, and while this all seems to me as a new adventure that I'm still figuring out the shape of - my hope is to be faithful in return, and give you an honest take of life as I see it. If anything, my hope is that this a space where you’re invited to think deeply and kindly and be encouraged in the midst of your own journey.

Initially I'm starting out with a few tiers of support. The first is a few bucks - while I've created this patreon to help fund my studies, I do want those of you who can't afford the more expensive tiers to have a way to join in and be able to spectate and participate in the ramblings along the way. The main reason to consider the higher tiers is to partner with my work, but I'll also try to include some fun surprises like getting to see some of my work as it's being developed, and bonus goodies like an annual christmas card.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 11 exclusive posts
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Audio release
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5
Writings
2
Videos

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