Why Authenticity Is The Key To Engaging Millennials with Jonathan Pokluda [Podcast]
On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Jonathan Pokluda, campus pastor at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas.
William talks with Jonathan about a challenge almost every church faces: reaching Millennials. Jonathan talks about how authenticity and high expectations are the keys to engaging Millennials and deploying them in the Kingdom.
Jonathan “JP” Pokluda is the Dallas Campus Pastor of Watermark Community Church and leader of The Porch, an influential young adult gathering of more than 3,500 in Dallas, Texas. At The Porch, thousands of young adults come hear the gospel, get equipped and are unleashed for kingdom purposes.
JP's passion is to share the gospel with anyone who will listen and equip others to do the same. He also feels called to challenge Christians to multiply their faith by discipling others. Jonathan is the author of the book Welcome to Adulting which is a roadmap for young millenials to learn how navigate life as an adult. He and his wife, Monica, have three children.
- [Church] Watermark Community Church
- [Ministry] The Porch
- [Book] Welcome to Adulting by Jonathan Pokluda
- [Book] A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World by Paul Miller
- [Book] Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing In the Light of God’s Everything by Anonymous
- [App] Olive Tree
- [App] Hootsuite
- [App] Loveballs
“The biggest mistake I think the church makes is lowering the bar for young adults trying to get them in the door."
“We need to call them [young adults] to more than they think they can handle on their own so that they need to depend on the Holy Spirit more.”
“I think every generation forgets how the generation in front of them has reached out and helped them and was patient with them.”
The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.