Ministry in a Big City - An Interview with Rev. Olu Brown

Episode 42 · June 15th, 2017 · 29 mins 32 secs

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Guest: Rev. Olu Brown, Founding and Lead Pastor at Impact Church (Atlanta, GA)
General Topic: Ministry in a Big City

Introduction to Olu (1:06)
Philosophy of preaching (1:50)
What brought Olu to Atlanta (2:30)
Ministry in a big city (5:47)
Preaching in a big city (7:35)
Doing church differently (9:03)
Making a big city feel smaller (12:13)
Worship planning (13:45)
Passionate introvert (16:48)
Importance of sharing the pulpit (19:02)
Favorite and challenging preaching experiences (21:49)
Easter or Christmas Eve (22:18)
Impactful communicators (22:39)
Importance of hard work (24:22)
Recommended books and resources (26:24)
How to follow Olu (27:57)

Reaching out to our guest (Olu's website)

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