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

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

Christmas Sermon Strategies: An Interview With Pastor Jack Graham

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Pastor Jack Graham recently sat down with us to discuss the importance of preaching during the Christmas season. Watch this informative and poignant interview to hear some of Pastor Graham’s favorite ways to preach one READ MORE

3 Ideas For A Christmas Series

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As a pastor, preparation for a Christmas sermon or series can be a daunting task. It’s prime time to share the message of Good News. Every year the Christmas season provides the opportunity to reach READ MORE

Benefits of the Planter-Partner Relationship

Church Planter Testimonial-Andy Brown

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

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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

NAMB-Prestonwood Network: Student Missionary Internship

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Through our partnership with the North American Mission Board, the Prestonwood Student Ministry has given our high school and college students the opportunity to not only serve here at home, but also to serve nationwide READ MORE

Church Planting: A Layman’s Perspective

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I will be the first to admit—I am far from an expert on church planting and the role that laypeople can play in that mission, which is perhaps not the best way to start an READ MORE

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