The Prestonwood Network

The Prestonwood Network exist to equip and encourage pastors while working together to plant and revitalize churches. 

Established in 2011 under the leadership of Dr. Jack Graham, the Prestonwood Network exists to resource and encourage pastors while working together to plant and revitalize churches. The Network is relationship-based and consists completely of Kingdom partnerships including: former Prestonwood staff that are now lead pastors, pastors that have a relationship with Prestonwood Church, and church plants that have been supported in the past. These are all part of the Prestonwood Network.

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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Whether you do or not, January is the perfect moment to pause and consider how to lay strong foundations for the year ahead … especially when it comes to your walk with the Lord. Ask yourself what kind of year you want this to be. Will 2021 be a time when you draw closer to Jesus or drift away from Him? Because spiritually speaking, there’s no standing still…

In this article, I want to be super practical on how you, as a pastor, minister or leader in the church, can start training, reproducing, and sending young leaders out for the kingdom of God. All of these practices are implemented in our Residency Program at Prestonwood because we, as a local church, care deeply about reaching all generations with the good news of the Gospel…

Without fail, at our sports events, we see people arriving early to get more reps in. The “game day jitters” and excitement are palpable every time we step on a court or field. And it is always a sight to see. Our game days open the door for people to meet neighbors whose doors they never knocked on. We have seen referees, parents and student players come to know Jesus Christ as the Lord of their lives…

Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), school systems and private schools throughout the country have had to adopt new modes of learning. While some chose to open and provide options for on-site or online learning, others delayed opening, choosing online learning to kick off the year. And while technology certainly has its merits, it is not without its pitfalls…

I can remember it as if it were yesterday. I had just left work, and as I pulled into my apartment complex, I noticed some teenagers playing basketball. I decided this would be a great way to get to know my neighbors, so I parked my car and went over to play with this group of kids. After a few games, it was time to go home; yet as I was leaving, I felt compelled and convicted to talk to them about Jesus…

“How can our church reach more young families?” This is a very common question that almost every church in America is asking itself. Why are they asking this question? Because “young families” is a demographic that is proving to be harder and harder for the Church to reach and connect with. Every major study of this generation will tell you that most churches are struggling to reach…

“God bless you” and “I could never do that” are the two standard responses I receive from people who hear that I have the privilege to serve as a junior high pastor. “JHigh” ministry can have many undesirable qualities to people outside the scope of JHigh ministry, such as: Loud noises, smells that no human should have to smell,  Axe® body spray to cover up the smells that no human…

Remember when God called you to be a pastor, and you said yes? From the first day you became a pastor, you learned that one of the duties that would occupy the largest share of your time would be shepherding His flock. Shepherding God’s flock in the Church is called pastoral care. The rigors of effective “pastoral care” or “shepherding” help a pastor/shepherd understand…

American educator John Milton Gregory is quoted as saying, “Many teachers go to their work either partly prepared or wholly unprepared. They are like messengers without a message. They lack entirely the power and enthusiasm necessary to produce the fruits which we have a right to look for from their efforts.” Training Bible teachers is an effort paramount to the responsibility pastors…

These are truly historic times. Sports events are shut down. Schools are closed. Travel is severely limited. And for us as church leaders, church now looks completely different than normal. Many things have changed, and perhaps the biggest change currently is the shift toward the virtual. In this article, I want to share seven lessons that I have learned and I am in the process of learning regarding online ministry…