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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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…

You’re familiar with the term “worldview” – the lens through which you see and understand the world around you. Like bellybuttons, everyone has a worldview … but most people really don’t know what their worldview consists of or how to develop it and utilize it properly. As a pastor, you have a unique opportunity to help people wrestle with truth concepts put forth by both God’s Word and the world…

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…

This past October, I had the opportunity to attend the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. My team was gifted floor-level tickets among the artists nominated for individual awards. It was surreal to watch men and women I highly respect in the music industry chatting with their peers as if it were any other Tuesday night. As the show unfolded, one individual caught my eye…

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…

Early in the Spring of 2007 – as a 23-year-old just one year removed from college and working as an IT specialist with IBM – I recall getting my first opportunity to work in a church. I was able to exercise this “call to ministry” I’d felt since I was 17, but didn’t have a clue what to do with at the time. I knew that no matter where I went or what I did, I was always called to minister where I was and to the people around me…

The Hispanic population in the United States is growing. As a result, the demographics of communities are changing. If a church is going to be effective in making disciples, then it is vital that the congregation reflects the surrounding communities. Many churches have launched Spanish-speaking ministries in order to serve the increasing Latino population…

It’s a typical day at the Pregnancy Center. The first shift has already arrived; the doors are unlocked, and the rooms have been prepped when a young woman enters the center. Fear covers her like a thick fog. She works her way to the reception desk, barely able to make eye contact. The sweet volunteer working behind the desk on this particular morning has a warmth that fills the room…

It is a new year, and for many of us, that means it is time to make resolutions. Eat better. Read more. Lose weight. Start a new hobby. All of these are great things, but there is one giant problem. It is hard to stay motivated 365 days for the same goal. That is why so many resolutions die by the end of January. In fact, most researchers state that less than 10 percent of resolutions are achieved during the year…

“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…