Episode 566: JP Pokluda on ChatGPT, His Preaching Process, Gen Z, and The Virtues and Vices of Leaders

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JP Pokluda talks about preaching and reaching young adults, ChatGPT, A.I. and what it means for preachers, the exact preaching process he uses, what Gen Z church might look like, the Asbury revival, and the virtues and vices of leaders.

Welcome to Episode 566 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

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You know that engagement is crucial for guiding people on their faith journey. Unfortunately, in today’s world, it can be a fight to stand out from the noise. 

If you’ve ever sent an important email that nobody read or spent time scratching your head about how to use TikTok,  you know exactly what I mean.

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Compare that to a 20% open rate for email, and it’s no wonder thousands of churches are making text a central part of their communication strategy

And text isn’t just great at getting important messages out in real-time. Every day I learn about new and creative ways churches use texting. Things like:

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Every church leader knows that having trained and engaged volunteers is essential to successfully accomplishing your mission.

But if you’re like most leaders, you also know how tricky it can be to onboard and equip people for your team.

What if there were a resource that made it easier?

Well, let me recommend ServeHQ to you.

ServeHQ has simple video training courses that help you equip volunteers and develop leaders. You can create your own training or use their video library. You can even automate next steps to onboard new people.

And, their easy-to-use automation tools make onboarding new volunteers and church members fast, easy, and consistent.

Check it out at ServeHQ.church.

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Will Guidara, of Eleven Madison Park, talks about his journey to creating the #1 restaurant in the world, with three Michelin Stars and Four Stars from the New York Times. He discusses how being obsessive and noticing everything can work for you, not against you, how unreasonable hospitality became their signature mark, dealing with unhappy customers, and how to get your team to own your culture and buy in.

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And yes, especially, if you could make a bigger difference by increasing your budget by 20%, 30%, or even 40%.

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Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.