Not Just Another Conference

At first you might think we’re contradicting ourselves when we say that the North American Mission Board is not in the business of hosting conferences. So even though we’re coming to Prestonwood July 29–30 to host the second Send North …

Life in the Spirit

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you want your life to count for Him. You want your church to be effective as a witness for Him. So imagine what it would be like if every believer were radically committed to …

The Power of a Simple Invite

A study produced by LifeWay Research last year found that 80% of those who attend church one or more times a month believe they have a “personal responsibility to share their faith.” On the surface it seems that our churches …

Serving from the Second Chair

The Role of an Executive Pastor

The term “Executive Pastor” was actually created in 1992 by Pastor Jack Graham and the Prestonwood Personnel Committee. It was supposed to be a temporary title for my new job description, and was intended …

Mobilizing a Generation

The most powerful generation that has ever walked the planet is currently present in your church every week! The group that I am talking about holds more buying power than you or I at this very moment. They effortlessly and …

Value in Partnership

As you read Philippians 1:3–11, picture the apostle Paul sitting in prison because he has been faithfully proclaiming the Gospel.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you

Easter Outreach Strategy

On one hand, every weekend is a “major” weekend. But on the other hand… nothing compares to Easter Weekend! Last year God blessed us with our greatest Easter yet! We wanted to share our evangelism strategy leading up to Easter, …

Easter Worship Planning

Easter and Christmas for the church have been likened to the World Series and Super Bowl. Of course, Easter and Christmas are significantly more important, carrying unmatched spiritual context and eternal significance. Yet many people all over the world will …

I’m Most Like Christ When…

The answer is really simple… I’m most like Christ when I pray. Jesus was a man of prayer, first and foremost. Sure, He showed us how to live and how to die. He showed us what compassion can accomplish. He …

How To Use “The Bible”

The Bible comes to life in The History Channel’s new series, airing for two hours each Sunday evening during March 2013. Created by executive producers Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank) and Roma Downey (…