2015 National Day of Prayer

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The 64th annual National Day of Prayer, May 7, 2015, will have profound significance for our country.  It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call READ MORE

What I Believe About Preaching

What I beleive about Preaching

Many things have changed since I became a preacher. The one thing that hasn’t changed is my commitment to boldly proclaim the powerful, life-changing news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am convinced that READ MORE

Epic Easter

Epic Easter

Easter is when we celebrate the greatest comeback in history. It’s the greatest story ever told. It’s an epic day! Why? Because Jesus conquered death for us and we celebrate the miraculous event of His READ MORE

Leaving An Inheritance

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Whenever my mother makes a significant purchase, one of her children jokes, “There goes our inheritance!”

Although stated in jest, in many families, the subject of inheritance is a big issue. Some children think their READ MORE

4 Key Characteristics Of A Disciple

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We are commanded to “make disciples.” Have you ever wondered what exactly is a disciple? We can’t know if we have made someone a disciple, if we don’t know what a disciple is.

Very simply READ MORE

The Most Misunderstood Role In Ministry: The Executive Pastor

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After decades working with churches around the world, I’ve discovered one of the most difficult challenges pastors face is finding the right “Executive Pastor.”  Smaller churches don’t usually need one, but as churches grow, a READ MORE

Joe Lightner – Indianapolis, IN

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Joe Lightner is the Lead Pastor of The Legacy Stone Church, a church plant in Indianapolis, IN. Joe and Rebekah Lightner and Mark and Terra Caswell have been friends for many years.  Yearning for something, READ MORE

10 Suggestions On How To Recruit And Retain Volunteers

Recruit and Retain Volunteers

It doesn’t take long in any ministry to realize that you can’t do everything yourself. It’s impossible. The key to success in ministry then is recruiting leaders and volunteers. But the recruitment phase is just READ MORE

Benefits of the Planter-Partner Relationship

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One of the key strategies to Planter-Partner relationships that the Prestonwood Network strives to build is to have partner churches come alongside church planters and offer support. Partner churches do not have the singular role READ MORE

Lessons Learned Through Church Planting: Part 1

Lessons Learned-Part 1

Since we began our church plant three years ago, I have kept a running list of things I’ve learned throughout the process. I keep this in my notes in my iPhone and just add to READ MORE

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