Three Characteristics of a Church Planter

By Heiden Ratner

Church planting is a not a young man’s sport, nor an old man’s sport. It’s a healthy man’s sport. However, with all the hustle and bustle that goes into starting a new church, one can easily get …

The Main Thing

By Jonah Easley

Awakening Church will turn 1 year old on September 30, 2019. We often reflect on all God has done within the past several months. In His faithfulness and our pursuit of Him, we are learning much during …

Finishing the Great Commission

By Mike Beeson

A common conversation topic among my close friends and coworkers is the Great Commission…and specifically, finishing the Great Commission. It’s always fun to ponder the topic and dream of the day when Christ returns!

First let’s talk …

Reaching Your Community This Easter

By Keith Baldridge

Typically, Easter Sunday is not a day we would normally associate with a major outreach event. I say this because for most of my life, Easter has been all about wearing the newest spring clothes, attending church …

It’s All His

By Ron Kelley

Many believe that money and our faith—even the mere discussion of them—are two things that do not mix well. The perception is that money leads the believer to spiritual destruction. As with any subject matter, we must …

Spotlight Interview with Jeff Belcher

Prestonwood Network: How did God call you and your family to the Baltimore area to plant Church of the Harbor?

Jeff Belcher: I began leading worship while I was in college, and ended up serving as worship pastor at a

Spotlight Interview: Steven Lee

By Prestonwood Network Staff

Prestonwood Network: Share with us about your call to ministry and to church planting.

Steven Lee: God graciously saved me in the 10th grade and gave me a passion to share with everyone who I

Receiving and Utilizing Mission Teams

By Curtis Cook

If you talk with church planters about missions teams from other churches, you will often get mixed feedback. Some planters love them and are eager to use them, and others try to avoid them at all costs. …

Importance of Community Outreach

By Jason Snyder

What is your church’s growth strategy? Do you have one? Unfortunately, for some church leaders, by default the strategy becomes “We hope we get some visitors this week.” As church leaders, in many ways, the growth of …

The Why of Camp

By Zac Hufty

It was June 14, 1990, in the middle of the Ozarks in central Missouri. I was 7 years old, attending a youth camp where my dad was leading worship. Sitting in the back row with my mom …