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  • Writer's picturePatrick Norris

83. John Grunewald – Becoming a Global Missionary and Leader to Leaders

Welcome to Episode #83 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s conversation is with John Grunewald.

John and his wife Michelle are the founders of Grunewald Ministries, a global missions organization that establishes Bible colleges (280 campuses), trains church planters, grows next generation leaders, and translates Bible teaching books (34 language zones). John has served as church planter, senior pastor, Bible college founder, and pastor to pastors.

Today we talk about how John went from atheist/agnostic to faith in Christ to a global missionary and leader of leaders. Our conversation takes us to:

  • How John came to faith in Christ.

  • What simple conversations from people sharing their faith can do.

  • His struggle with public speaking having an introverted personality.

  • John’s first pastoral assignment.

  • The difference between a calling and an assignment.

  • His story of moving to Germany to start a Bible college.

  • The power of relationships in building towards an assignment.

  • The importance of emotional health in leading ministries and in all spheres of life.

  • Why delegation is so important.

  • How leadership is more than dispensing content, it is relational investments towards development.

  • Renaming an “organizational chart” to a “discipleship chart.”

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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister.

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