Welcoming the Future Church: How to Reach, Teach, and Engage Young Adults

Welcoming the Future Church: How to Reach, Teach, and Engage Young Adults

by Jonathan Pokluda, Luke Friesen (With)


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If you're not reaching the future of the church, your church has no future. As much sting as that statement has, it's hard to argue with. Yet many churches have no idea how to attract and retain younger generations.

If you want to understand how to reach, teach, and empower young adults in your church, Jonathan "JP" Pokluda is ready to show you how. Sharing stories of successes and failures during his years of ministering to Millennials, JP offers you transferable principles that will help you mobilize the next generation toward Jesus. He encourages and equips you to

- be real
- teach the whole truth
- hold traditions loosely
- find young leaders
- give the ministry away
- and so much more

Tomorrow's church is out there, waiting for you to care, to reach out, to understand their struggles, and to show them why today's church needs, wants, and cherishes them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801078118
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 450,455
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jonathan "JP" Pokluda is pastor at Harris Creek in Waco, Texas, and former leader of The Porch, where he saw the ministry grow from 150 to more than 7,000 young adults. The author of the bestselling Welcome to Adulting, Pokluda came to understand the grace of the gospel in his early twenties, which ignited a desire in him to reach people in their twenties and thirties for Christ. He lives with his wife, Monica, and their three children.

Luke Friesen
is director of operations at Watermark Community Church and has been involved with The Porch for more than ten years as an attendee, volunteer, and staff member. As an editor and contributor to The Porch blog, he's collaborated with JP on a number of writing projects.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The World's Most Influential Generation 9

Section 1 Teach

1 Be Real 17

2 Teach the Whole Truth 27

3 Get Good Feedback 47

Section 2 Engage

4 Hold Traditions Loosely 61

5 Under-Promise and Over-Deliver 77

6 Define a Path Forward 89

Section 3 Deploy

7 Find Leaders 107

8 Call Them to Greatness 123

9 Give the Ministry Away 133

10 Create Unique Shared Experiences 145

11 Remember the Vision 161

Conclusion: Starting a Revolution 175

Acknowledgments 178

Notes 180

About the Authors 188

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