AI in the Sanctuary: Exploring the Future of Ministry with Brian Beauford

AI in the Sanctuary

March 27, 2024

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 8
Series: AI in the Sanctuary

Discover the transformative potential of AI for ministry work. Brian Beauford, Executive Pastor at Grace Church in Boston and Kenny Jahng sit down to talk about practical insights on adopting AI technology in church operations, from creative tasks to data analysis. Learn how conversational AI and prompt engineering can enhance productivity, engagement, and insight. Hear examples of using AI for drafting emails, evaluating sermons, policy creation, and more. Beauford offers tips on budgeting for AI, addressing staff hesitation, and focusing on the positive impacts it can bring. Join the conversation around the responsible and ethical integration of artificial intelligence to amplify the mission of your faith community.

Host: Kenny Jahng, Director of AI NEXT

Guest: Brian Beauford, Executive Pastor, Grace Church of Boston

Category: AI NEXT

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Kenny Jahng

Kenny Jahng

Kenny Jahng is the Editor-in-Chief of and founder of He is deeply committed to helping ministries connect with the right audiences. Kenny is also the Chief Clarity Officer at Big Click Syndicate, a strategic marketing advisory firm. He holds certifications as a StoryBrand Copywriter Guide and Jasper AI expert, and is the creator of the A.R.T. of Engagement content marketing framework, which has helped ministries worldwide build stronger connections with their audiences. With a passion for empowering Christian leaders to achieve their marketing goals, Kenny can be found on LinkedIn and Instagram or via
Brian Beauford

Brian Beauford

Brian is passionate about helping busy pastors find the margin they need to lead a healthy life and ministry. During his time at college in Boston, Brian developed a passion for church planting. This led him to help start a church his junior year. Now, 18 years later, Brian serves as the executive pastor of that same church, Grace Church. It has grown to encompass 4 locations, and has been instrumental in planting 7 other local churches. After graduating from college, Brian married my college sweetheart and has 3 awesome kids and a crazy dog. You can learn more about Brian, Grace Church, and more at

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