A Review of: Welcoming the future church Jonathan "JP" Pokluda
Welcoming the Future Church is a book by Jonathan "JP" Pokluda. It is published by Baker Books in 2020. This book was offered to me for review all thoughts are my own.
From the Book:
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. Yet many churches have no idea how to attract and retain younger generations. In this paradigm-shifting book, Jonathan "JP" Pokluda shows you how, encouraging and equipping you to: be real, teach the whole truth, hold traditions loosely, find young leaders, give the ministry away, and so much more. If you want your church to have a future, you have to be actively reaching the future church.
JP Pokluda has a lot of great insight into early adulthood. He writes with knowledge and experience. Welcoming the Future Church uses that knowledge to discuss how the church can better reach, teach, and keep millennials. The title of the book is used to grab attention. Churches are looking to gain younger ages and a title/premise that gives information on how to do that sells copies. This book, however, has more than just wisdom into a younger demographic. JP speaks to being real as a leader, knowing who you are, not copying other leaders, how to lead other leaders, how to build teams, and cast vision. These themes are simple but profound and they transcend age demographics.