God has a world-sized role for every believer in His global purpose. Whether we go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The real issue is that we are called to GO.
Our goal is to provide biblical resources and gatherings that equip followers to GO and make disciples.
Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. —Matthew 4:19
PRAY AND GIVE
THROUGH AN ADVOCACY TEAM AND GLOBAL IMPACT GIVING
No matter how far along we are in discerning our role in God’s heart for every nation, we encourage every member of the Prestonwood community to be a part of the Great Commission through prayer and giving.
Advocacy Teams are a way to provide tangible needs for the long-term missionaries of Prestonwood, both while they are in the field or on a home ministry assignment. We love to meet the needs of our long-term missionaries, whether it’s sending a care package overseas, helping with medical or legal appointments stateside, or providing a car and housing during a home assignment.
Global Impact Giving provides support of numerous initiatives and ministry partnerships in our community, across the nation, and to the world. The generosity of our community enables our ministry partners and missionaries to bear fruit.
LEARN AND ENGAGE
IN A MULTIPLY COURSE
It is our prayer that all members of the Prestonwood community be engaged in God’s heart for the nations, whether locally, nationally or internationally. Multiply is a one-day course that equips in vision, strategy and tools for evangelism, and is presented by experienced people who model how it’s done in the community.
Multiply is a great first step for anyone who desires to serve in our community or be part of a mission team heading into the field, and those who are contemplating a potential call to provide leadership to those serving in our community, across the nations, and to the world.
TRAIN AND DISCERN
THROUGH A MULTIPLY GROUP
If you’ve had a taste of what it means to serve and you desire to grow in your engagement of the Great Commission, Multiply Groups are for you.
Multiply Groups engage internationals in our community through team evangelism, to provide Bible study designed for lost friends and pray as a community. It is our hope that at the end of the five-week Multiply Group, participants will walk away with discernment and move on to more focused next steps in our 301-level opportunities.
GO AND DISCERN
ON A SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP
Perhaps you have an increasing in a passion for the nations because of your training and walk with Jesus Christ. Maybe you should consider joining a short-term missions team that serves the Lord somewhere across the nation or to the world
Short-Term Mission Trips play a significant role in our spiritual formation and are strategic for long-term kingdom impact. These short-term mission opportunities are each directed to support one of Prestonwood’s global impact areas around the world on five continents.
EARN AND DISCERN
Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue and nation to Himself. Perspectives isn’t a course on missions. It is a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God’s using His people to be a blessing to all peoples on the earth.
Click here to learn more about Perspectives at Prestonwood.
GO AND IMPACT
AS A SHORT-TERM TRIP TEAM LEADER
If you’ve had a taste of being trained locally and have experienced what it means to serve in our community and you desire to grow in your commitment to the Great Commission globally, becoming a Team Leader on a short-term mission trip is for you.
We encourage every short-term trip participant to prayerfully consider solidifying a longer-term commitment to the nations by leading a specific short-term mission trip including recruitment, commitment and training of the trip participants on key responsibilities.
SERVE AND TRANSFORM
ALONGSIDE A COMMUNITY MINISTRY PARTNER
Becoming a long-term advocate and committed servant for a Prestonwood community ministry partner is great for those who have sensed a call to impact people within our North Texas community. We ask members of the Prestonwood community to pray for a calling to be part of these one-to-two year assignments with our community ministry partners.
Prestonwood partners with like-minded ministries and organizations across North Texas. These partners have similar hearts for serving the community, and we desire for members of our community to come alongside them to help carry out the work to which God has specifically called them for His glory.
GO AND DWELL
THROUGH THE MISSION RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Missionary Residency Program is for those who have sensed a potential calling to work long-term among the nations for two or more years. The Missionary Residency Program provides international training over the course of nine months, and sets healthy expectations for those who can see themselves moving overseas within the next two or three years.
Topics covered in the Missionary Residency Program include:
- How to Have an Abiding Relationship with Jesus Christ
- Healthy Identity in Christ
- Knowledge and Application of Church-Planting Principles
- Effective Evangelism and Discipleship
- Effective Contextualization and Dealing with Culture Shock
- Healthy Teaming and Conflict
- Spiritual Warfare
- Developing Field Strategy
- The Core Tasks of a Missionary
To learn or apply to the Missionary Residency Program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.