Answers to common questions about Preston Trail
What denomination is Preston Trail?
Preston Trail is a non-denominational, Bible-believing community of people who are focused on helping people find and follow Jesus Christ. Preston Trail is part of the Willow Creek Association.
Is Preston Trail a “seeker church”?
If by “seeker church” you mean one that compromises or waters down the message of the gospel, then Preston Trail is certainly not a seeker church. But if by “seeker church” you mean a group of people who have a laser focus to be like Jesus in giving up our preferences, desires and comfort in order to share God’s grace in a way that allows people who are far from God to hear it and relate to it and respond to it in a life-transforming way—then yes, Preston Trail is definitely a seeker church!
What activities do you offer for kids?
We offer engaging, relevant programming for kids through 5 th grade at all our service times. In addition, we offer summer camps and other special events for kids and families throughout the year.
What activities do you offer for middle and high school students?
Preston Trail Student Ministry (PTSM) is focused on helping students find and follow Jesus Christ. Middle school students are invited to join us in The Rail for THE WKND on Saturdays at 6 p.m. or Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. We welcome high school students to be part of our weekend services in the Worship Center, then come to The Rail for HS NIGHTS on Sunday evenings for teaching, worship and small groups designed for their unique phase of life. In addition, we offer BigStuf summer camps, our student conference BDUB and other special events for students throughout the year.
How do I become a member?
At Preston Trail you don’t have to be a “member” to get a sense of belonging. Our whole church is designed to make it easy for people to belong in meaningful ways. You may join a small group for men, women, couples, singles or young adults. You may participate in Celebrate Recovery or ReEngage, or become part of a serving team. These are just a few examples of the ways you may belong at Preston Trail without being a “member.” Our feeling is, if you come here, you belong here!
What's my next step?
We are all about helping you find and take your next right step. If you're new to Preston Trail, join our senior pastors for a brief Meet & Greet immediately following any weekend service--that's a great first step at Preston Trail. Beyond that, join us for Next Step, offered the second weekend of each month, or stop by the Info Center in the atrium at any time.
What is Preston Trail’s position on homosexuality?
The decision of the Supreme Court to lift the ban on gay marriage did not come as a surprise to our Elder Team. For five years prior to this ruling they committed themselves to praying, reading through multiple books and articles, and seeking to determine Preston Trail’s response to this emerging issue based on a commitment to both truth and grace. This is very important to us as a church because we realize that our lives and responses (whatever the occasion) are a mirror to the world of the character and love of Jesus.