Utilizing Mission Teams: A Costly Yet Beneficial Kingdom Investment

If you talk with church planters about mission teams, 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. During our church’s 10-year history, we …

How To Lead: Leading Those Who Are Older, More Experienced, And More Influential

If you are anything like me, there is a phrase you hear more consistently than any other, “You’re the minister? You’re really young!” And if you are anything like me then you must stop yourself from any number of sarcastic …

Sermon Preparation

THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN PREPARING TO PREACH

As a preacher you are given the opportunity to preach the Gospel every week. Therefore, you should always be preparing for your next sermon and thinking about it. Sermon preparation is not …

Fall Festival

HOW TO PLAN A HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVE

Fall Festival is one of the top three large-family outreach events that Prestonwood hosts each year, and it always takes place October 31. But just like you, we didn’t want just another event.

Fall

Why Serve?

5 REASONS FOR GOSPEL SERVICE

This weekend Southbridge Fellowship in Raliegh, NC will send out people from our church all over our community to demonstrate the love of Christ. We will serve our city in different ways, from the local …

Navigate Contractual Waters

10 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR HANDLING CONTRACTS IN MINISTRY

In Matthew 10:16, Jesus warned his disciples He would send them out as sheep among wolves and instructed them to be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.  The principle found in …

Lord, Do it Again!

IGNITING THE CHURCH TO CRY FOR REVIVAL

Revival has been defined as a new beginning of obedience to God. It’s never too late for a new beginning. Many of us are convinced that revival is not going to happen again …

Mass Evangelism

TEN REASONS WHY IT’S STILL RELEVANT

This fall, Prestonwood Baptist Church is participating in two opportunities that many would classify as “mass evangelism” events.  The first is Harvest America with Greg Laurie on Sunday evening, Sept. 29, and the other …

Church Planting: Six Biblical Outcomes

Planting churches is not only the biblical paradigm for missions and fulfills God’s purpose for the church, but there are also many key biblical outcomes of planting new churches.  We are not to simply go about planting churches for the …

Unseen

ANGELS, SATAN, HEAVEN, HELL, AND WINNING THE BATTLE FOR ETERNITY

Behind every win and every loss, beneath every success and every failure, spiritual forces are at work.

When Dr. Jack Graham’s father was brutally attacked, it became clear that invisible …