Recognizing and Growing the Strength of the Women in Your Church

By Liz Steckel

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 …

Leading Children and Families to the Manger This Christmas

By Hannah Morris

It is the most wonderful time of year to spend time celebrating our Savior’s birth, but how do you help children and families not to get lost in the over-commercialization of Christmas? It is important to be …

Blessing Your Community This Christmas

By Jonathan Adkins

In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Mathew 5:14–16, He called His followers a “light of the world” and said to “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give …

Strategic Leadership

By Jeff Young

Leaders are frequently described as visionary, relational, intuitive and/or strategic. 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 …

How to Appreciate Your Leaders

By Matt Rucker

Last month (October) was Pastor Appreciation Month, and just as we should be appreciating our pastors every month, we also need to appreciate our lay pastors, teachers and ministers of the Gospel. They are our nursery workers, …

Spotlight Interview: Scott Lehr

By Prestonwood Network Staff

Prestonwood Network: Can you share with us God’s call on your life to be a church planter, and specifically to plant in the Raleigh, N.C., area?

Scott Lehr: When I trusted Jesus, I was one of

A Formula for Multiplying Small Groups

By Dr. Jason Snyder

A few years ago, I received a coffee mug as a gift, and on that mug were the words, “Arthur Flake is my Homeboy,” and a picture of the church ministry icon, Arthur Flake.

Flake was …

The Millennial Opportunity

By Jonathan Teague

Few subjects today occupy more attention and debate in our culture than the millennial generation. Generally, these are adults who were born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s. In terms of population, millennials are the …

Summer Camp: A Platform for Changed Lives

By Jason Mick

Summer is here, and student ministries across the country have been preparing year-round for this special week: summer camp! God moves powerfully in the lives of students at camp and, for many, camp will be a lifelong …

Vacation Bible School: Telling Kids about Jesus

By Diana Pendley

Vacation Bible School (VBS) … Adventure Week … Summer Blast … Sports Camp … Creative Arts Camp … Backyard Bible Club … Whatever you want to call it, VBS is still one of the most effective outreaches …