Acts 2:44 captures one of the great principles of the Christian church as it says, “And all who believed were together and had all things in common.” While we esteem and celebrate the uniqueness of every member of our Prestonwood church family, we unapologetically value six core areas in the life of our church. Together, these shared values identify who we are, rally us toward all that we desire to accomplish, and unite us in fellowship.
EXCELLENCE - “... to glorify God ...”
The Prestonwood family believes that honoring God with our very best is an essential quality of Christian living. Through all of our ministry programming and campus facilities, we strive to display excellence in all things to the glory of God. Great care is taken to ensure a wonderful, worshipful environment in every area of ministry.
EVANGELISM - “... by introducing Jesus Christ as Lord ...”
Under the direct commission of Jesus Christ, Prestonwood exists to reach those in our neighborhoods and around the world who have yet to come to faith in Jesus Christ. Our church programming, services and ministry models all point toward sharing the message of the Gospel with individuals and families. In every service, a public invitation is given to allow people to respond to this clear message of hope and eternal promise. We also provide multiple opportunities to invite unbelieving friends and family members to hear the Gospel. And every member of the church is challenged to share their faith daily in work, schools and social settings.
ENGAGEMENT - “... to as many people as possible ...”
The joyful responsibility of every member of Prestonwood includes fully engaging in the life of the church. We ask and expect members to faithfully volunteer in multiple areas of church ministry. We challenge every member to participate in a local, national or international mission activity. And finally, we believe that every member has a financial responsibility to support the work of Christ on earth through the Church. By participating in each of these areas of service, a member will experience the fullness of this church fellowship.
EQUIPPING - “... and to develop them in Christian living ...”
One of the great passions of this church family is to intentionally share in the process of Christian growth and development of individuals and families. Prestonwood offers many outlets for discipleship—personally and corporately—through training, mentoring and our vast Lifegroup Ministry. Classes are offered on weekends and throughout the week to strengthen the faith of those who believe, and to encourage those who are on a journey toward faith.
EXPANSION - “... using the most effective means to impact the world ...”
Prestonwood is committed to using new and innovative strategies to reach people for Christ. Through our radio and television broadcast ministry, PowerPoint, the message continues after the weekend Worship Service has ended. Locally, Prestonwood has added campuses so that members can invite neighbors to church, allowing us to reach new communities with the same message. In addition, the Prestonwood Network assists and connects pastors and church leaders who have been launched from Prestonwood to serve Christ in other locations. This network expands the work of the church exponentially and helps plant new churches in strategic cities around the world.
ENCOURAGEMENT - “... making an eternal difference in this generation ...”
Beyond growth in faith, we believe in the whole development of every individual, and strive to be an encouraging and comforting body of believers. Prestonwood exists for people … those here and those yet to come. As we develop our people in Christian living, we desire to see individuals and families strengthened by the love shared among the people of this church.