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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There are countless leadership books being written and published every day, but the greatest leadership book is the Bible. After all, as Christians, we model our leadership and our lives after Jesus and His leadership. An often-neglected leader in the Bible is a man named Nehemiah. However, there is much that we can all learn from this cupbearer who took on an impossible situation…

Every church seems to have the same problem: No matter what size the church, the needs always feel as though they outweigh the resources. People and money – we never have enough. Yet, somehow, we still have to find a way to make church happen every single week! By the way, expectations will not be adjusted to compensate for the lack of proper staffing…we all have to utilize unpaid team members…

When we arrived back in New York, I was asked again, “What’s the secret to love that lasts?” The question caught me off guard because I didn’t expect to be answering it until we had added a few more decades to our grand total. Sadly, in our culture, when it comes to marriage, 20 years is a long time. I certainly don’t think we have any “secrets,” but we have several beliefs that we have learned…

Now, I am not a certified accountant or a professional investment adviser, but what if I could introduce you to a man who was known as the wisest and wealthiest man of his era – perhaps one of the wisest, wealthiest people of all time? He could offer you the advice you need to have great financial success. His name is Solomon, and his counsel is known as the book of Proverbs. Here are three stewardship…

It’s easy to grasp the benefits of a visionary leader who can see what can be, to instill belief in others. That fires us up! Clearly, leaders need to be able to attract and build relationships with people to shepherd and lead them…And while a leader being described as “strategic” may be heard less frequently, all of us have benefitted from a well-determined plan/process to ensure mission achievement…

Through the years, I’ve thought about that question as it relates to our work in the Church and I want to pose the question to you in a bit of a different light. How would you answer the question posed this way: “If every staff member or church leader were just like me, what kind of staff…what kind of culture…what kind of team…what kind of church would your church be?” It’s a good question to think about…

Our church-planting strategy didn’t begin with sticking a flag in the ground and starting a Sunday service. But so often that’s the approach that is taken in church planting. We began, instead, by building relationships in the community through existing organizations that were doing great things for God. After all, we were new in town, and foreigners at that – what did we know…

My first boss in the business, Oral Roberts, was a pioneer because we were producing primetime TV specials with major stars and celebrities of the day, and many of the programs were filmed in exotic locations such as Alaska. But for the vast majority of programming, Christian television focused on preaching to the point that any creative person like me in that field was desperate to try something new…

We initially hit the ground in summer 2018. We spent much of that time becoming missionaries to an area of the country that has less than a four-percent Christian presence. This makes doing ministry in Bay, California, in some ways much easier, and in other ways more difficult than my context in Midwest America. We have been able to share the message and love of Christ with hundreds of people…

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” The Scripture tells us that Psalm 90 is a psalm of Moses. This is interesting to note given all that Moses endured and experienced in his life. Few men who have ever lived could more adeptly testify to the importance of numbering their days. Moses was a veteran leader who had to courageously trust God by faith time and again…