The Smart Church Podcast
By Olu Brown
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On The Smart Church podcast, Host and Lead Pastor of Impact Church, Olu Brown, explores how this modern age could be the most opportune time in history for the spreading of the gospel — and shows you how churches can transform from surviving to thriving communities by fusing modern methods and ideals with the fundamentals of the faith.
||CleanTSC010: Jason Moore on Becoming A Master Communicator: Putting Worship Into Action Through Visual Imagery||On today’s show we welcome Jason Moore, award-winning digital artist and co-founder of Midnight Oil Productions. Topics include: Jason defines the meaning of visual imagery in worship. Find out how Midnight Oil Productions was founded. Discover...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC009: James Lee on Using Visual Artistry to Tell Powerful Stories That Equip and Empower Church Leaders||On today’s show we welcome James Lee, Manager of Visual Arts at The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Topics include: Why film is a medium of storytelling that embodies different arts that tell one cohesive story....||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC008: Bishop Robert Schnase on How to Initiate and Organize New Ministry Ideas||On today’s show we welcome Bishop Robert Schnase, resident bishop of the Rio Texas Annual Conference and author of numerous bestselling books. Topics include: What it means to be a Bishop in the United Methodist Church. How pastors can engage the...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC007: Mike Bonem on How To Influence Your Church As A Second Chair Leader||On today’s show we welcome Mike Bonem, speaker, congregational leadership coach and author of Thriving in the Second Chair: 10 Practices for Robust Ministry (When You’re Not in Charge). Topics include: Mike explains what it means to be a second...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC006: Dr. Lovett H. Weems on the Core Values of Leadership and Why We Need To Be Thinking From The Outside In||On today’s show we welcome, Dr. Lovett H. Weems, distinguished professor of Church Leadership and the former Director of the Lewis Centre of Church Leadership, where he currently serves as Senior Consultant. Topics include: Learn more about...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC005: Rev. Audrey Warren on the Fresh Expression Movement and Six Steps to Implement It in Your Church||On today’s show we welcome Rev. Audrey Warren, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami Florida, where she has been serving as a United Methodist pastor for the past six years. Audrey is known for her passion for outreach and mission, as...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC004: Leonard Sweet on Reshaping What It Means To Be A Jesus Follower Today||On today’s show we welcome Len Sweet, a theologian, semiotician, church historian, pastor and bestselling author who communicates the gospel with a signature bridging of the worlds of faith, academia and popular culture. Topics include: How do...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC003: Rev. Karoline M. Lewis on The Power Of Inclusion and the Need for a More Authentic Ministry||On today’s show we welcome Karoline M. Lewis, preacher, presenter and the author of SHE: Five Keys To Unlock The Power Of Women In Ministry. Topics include: Karoline shares her view on scripture: Matthew 1:23. How the promise of incarnation shapes...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC002: Richard Rogers on Being a Disciple In The Market Place and Implementing E-Giving In The Local Church||On today’s show we welcome Richard Rogers, Ministry Strategist at Horizons Stewardship and author of the book, The E-Giving Guide For Every Church: Using Digital Tools To Grow Ministry. Topics include: The transition from corporate to ministry and..||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTSC001: Rosario Picardo On The Importance of Church Mentorship And Using Business Partnerships To Give Back To the Community||On today’s show we welcome Rosario Picardo, founding and Lead Pastor of Mosaic Church in Dayton, Ohio, founder of Picardo Coaching LLC, and author of Funding Ministry with Five Loaves and Two Fishes. Topics include: Going through growing...||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Entertaining, Informative, and Spiritually uplifting.
I love that this podcast is entertaining, informative, and spiritually uplifting. I’m not a member of the clergy but I still find this to be worth listening to. Pastor Brown is a real personality. No matter what you do, his lessons on leadership will apply to you.
A Fresh Approch
There are more and more Christian podcasts out there everyday. While it's great that people are doing their part to spread the Gospel in this new medium, there's been a gap in this world for a long time. This podcast fills it. It's specifically designed for people who have made it their life's work to spread the word but often can't keep up with all the different moving pieces it takes to build and grow a church in modern times. Olu and his guests make us see that if it's impossible to build a Smart Phone, why can't we build a smart church?
Fun to listen to
Lots to learn here but my favorite thing about this is the host. He is so full of energy. Plus I think the ideas of combining scripture with modern examples is really creative.