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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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Epic Easter

As a pastor, preparation for an Easter sermon can be a daunting task. It’s an epic Sunday and every year provides the opportunity to reach more people with the life changing message of the Gospel, than any other Sunday. Pastors tend to feel the need to be different, innovative, and dynamic. But what could be more dynamic than Jesus is alive? Easter is prime time to proclaim our living faith of the living Savior.

Because of the Resurrection_96ppi

The Great spiritual song Were you There? Asks this question: Were you there when He rose up from the dead? That is a thought provoking question. Of course, it seems impossible. We, living 2000 years later, wish we had been there. To have witnessed the resurrection would have been the greatest privilege imaginable, to physically see the risen Christ and feel his embrace. But while we weren’t there then, the fact is, we are there now.

The OT Perspective on Easter_96ppi

All throughout Scripture you see a template of God saving, but saving out of judgment. Adam and Eve sin in the garden, and God saves them. He is actually saving them from His own judgment. You see them leaving the garden covered in skins because God took the anger that He felt toward their sin and He re-directed it toward the innocent animal. This becomes the template that will be formalized…

Quarrelsome - John Potter _96ppi-1

We know conflict is inevitable in ministry. However, we “must not be quarrelsome.” I don’t know about you, but I wish Paul would have given us a bit more information after this command as to just how we should “not be quarrelsome.” There are a number of ways we can engage in conflict better. Let’s examine one way to go about “correcting his opponents with gentleness.” It is called “Feel, Felt, Find.” I hope you will find this easy to remember, simple to use, as well as time-efficient and effective.

Influencers Who Refuse To Be Influenced _96ppi

History bears testimony to an ebb-and-flow relationship between man and God, which impacts not just the human heart, but also entire communities, churches, cities, countries, and even continents. For instance, there was a time when Europe was an utterly pagan place. But then a wave of missionaries and evangelists brought with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the message of grace and acceptance and love, and Christianity swept beautifully across the land…

Fit For Life - What Matters Most_96ppi

You may remember a time when our nation’s obsession with fitness was considered a craze, just a fad. The media even used the term fitness craze to describe what was then a new trend in terms of people’s awareness about the importance of being fit and their determination to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Well, I think you’ll agree with me that America’s obsession with fitness is more than a passing fad…

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Lies People Beleive - Managing Time_96ppi-1

Time management is one of the most neglected disciplines when it comes to the ministry. Very few classes in seminary teach it; it isn’t modeled well in most internships; and the assumption is you either have the skill or you don’t. However, just like all personal disciplines (prayer, Bible reading, Scripture memorization, meditation, etc.)…

Why Genre Matters in Preaching_96ppi

Preaching a sermon demands a lot of thought. There is the exegesis of the text, which demands quite a bit of time and energy. Then there is the exegesis of the audience. How will the listener receive what God has said? In all of this, who has time to consider the genre in which the text was written? This is where Willie Nelson helps us…

Living Right in a World Gone Wrong_96ppi

As lovers of God, you and I are expected to live black-and-white lives in a very gray world. We are expected to uphold the banner of truth, even as lies swirl all around. We are expected to administer things like kindness and love and grace, while anger and vitriol are often doled out in return. And while these expectations may seem too high—too lofty—for everyday folks such as you and me, I promise you we are up to the task with the power of God’s Spirit working in our hearts.

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