Bobby Gruenewald: Reframing Obstacles as Opportunities
The Wow Factor
Bobby Gruenewald joined the Life.Church staff in 2001, and along with Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel, he helped launch MySecret.tv in 2006, an online forum that allows users to anonymously confess secrets. Bobby is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the global Church. He has helped pioneer the missional use of technology that allows Life.Church to reach people all over the world, and oversees the YouVersion, Open Network, Church Online, Information Technology, Creative Media, Spaces & Places, and Communications teams. Bobby and his wife, Melissa, live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their four children. Today on the podcast Bobby discusses the entrepreneurial lessons that God showed him in his teenage years and how they shaped later forays into the world of business. He shares how his money mindset changed when he sold his tech companies and why he made a conscious decision to embrace the abundance mindset. Bobby also explores why we shouldn’t be afraid to take risks and be willing to fail sometimes, and how we can reframe obstacles as opportunities to fine-tune our knowledge. "We invest in people more than we do ideas.” - Bobby Gruenewald “My passion for the church just eclipsed my passion for entrepreneurial things business. It wasn't that one got smaller, it was just one got really big.” - Bobby Gruenewald “Sometimes we take these risks and fail, and it’s one of the hardest things to do, but you’ve got to be able to quit.” - Bobby Gruenewald This Week on The Wow Factor: The radical transformation that Bobby made in his life just before he started high school What Bobby learned about leadership through traveling with the Christian rap band he formed The opportunity that God showed him that changed the path he had planned out for his life How Bobby got involved with Life.Church as a volunteer then went all-in despite initial misgivings about whether it was right for him How Bobby discovered that he could apply his knowledge of technology to ministry, and began to generate ideas on how they could reach people not just in church locally but globally How Bobby came up with the idea for YouVersion and some of the unexpected problems that the concept had along the way How God has made His voice heard in Bobby’s life Bobby Gruenewald’s Words of Wisdom: If you surrender all parts of your life to God then don't be surprised when God uses all of your experiences for His purpose, not just the things that you’re proud of, but the regrets too. Connect with Life.Church: Church Website Church on Instagram Church on Facebook Church on YouTube Connect with The WOW Factor: I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life by Brad Formsma Words of Wisdom Website Brad Formsma on LinkedIn Brad Formsma on Instagram Brad Formsma on Facebook Brad Formsma on Twitter
146 Putting 100s of millions of Bibles in people's hands ft Bobby Gruenewald (founder of YouVersion)
Hillsong Creative Podcast
About YouVersion Join the Hillsong Creative team every Monday, as we journey this season together. If you want to connect with us, please send us a DM on @hillsong.creative, and share what you're doing and creating in this season with the hashtag #creativeisolationchallenge. You can also join our join the creative community of Hillsong Church as we reflect and pray through different books of the Bible, on our "Praying through the Bible" Podcast.
Innovation and Influence - Louie Giglio, Brad Jones and Bobby Gruenewald
Passion City Church Podcast
Join in on this amazing message from Sunday as Pastors Louie Giglio and Brad Jones joined Bobby Gruenwald to discuss the global Church and how God is using people just like you to advance His Kingdom here on Earth. — Give towards what God is doing through Passion City Church: https://passioncitychurch.com/give-online — With Passion City Online you can join us every Sunday for gatherings at 10a + 1p + 5p + 8p! Join us at https://passioncitychurch.com/online — Subscribe to our channel to see more messages from Passion City Church: https://www.youtube.com/passioncitychurch1 — Looking for content for your Kids? Subscribe to our Passion Kids Channel: https://passion.link/passionkidsonline — At Passion City Church, we believe that because God has displayed the ultimate sacrifice in Jesus, our response to that in worship must be extravagant. It is our privilege, and our created purpose, to reflect God’s Glory to Him through our praise, our sacrifice, and our song. — Follow Passion City Church: https://www.instagram.com/passioncity/ Follow Louie Giglio: https://www.instagram.com/louiegiglio Passion City Church is a Jesus church with locations in Atlanta and Washington D.C.
308 - Bobby Gruenewald: YouVersion, Resources, and You (Part II)
This week on the podcast we share the second part of a two-part interview Blessing had with Bobby Gruenewald -- Innovation Leader at Life.Church and creator of YouVersion / Bible App.Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with us -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com -- and we'll share it on an upcoming episode.
307 - Bobby Gruenewald: YouVersion, Resources, and You (Part I)
This week on the podcast we share the first part of a two-part interview Blessing had with Bobby Gruenewald -- Innovation Leader at Life.Church and creator of YouVersion.As easy as it is to sometimes shrug and say that our resources are too limited or we don't have enough time to do something, the truth is, it's often times those limitations that are the catalyst for success.Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with us -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org -- and we'll share it on an upcoming episode.
On this episode I sit with Bobby Gruenewald. A Pastor and Innovation Leader at Life Church. He is also the founder of the YouVersion Bible App. One of the most downloaded Apps in the world. Bobby was one of the first people I reached out to for my podcast back in March 2018. After two years of following up we finally sat down to share his story. Extremely thankful to have 45mins with Bobby, I sensed we could have talked for hours about his fascinating encounters. But, this 45mins is filled with gems. Most know Bobby for creating the Bible App. YouVersion was one of the first 200 apps to be launched on the App Store. A huge accomplishment for Bobby and his team at Life Church. He handed the Pope Francis a gold iPhone with the app on it. There's a lot more to his story which I'm happy to bring to you today. As you'll learn from the interview, he's always pushing himself to improve everyday. A lover of innovation and people. Follow Bobby on Instagram @bobbygwald Thanks for listening, please SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW the podcast. #thisisoklahoma
400 million downloads! How to launch an app that resonates with your audience w/Bobby Gruenewald, founder of YouVersion
Founders Craft with Mike Gonzalez
Have an app idea? Ever dreamed of making a successful app? In this episode, we hear first-hand from Bobby Gruenewald, Pastor of Innovation at Life.Church and the founder of YouVersion. Learn how he navigated these questions in the early days of launching the bible on the Apple App Store. Today, with over 400 million + downloads, YouVersion is available in 60 languages and is one of the most downloaded apps in the world.
Unseen Leadership Episode 25: Bobby Gruenewald on the Creation of the Bible App
In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Bobby Gruenewald who is Pastor and Innovation Leader at Life.Church, a multisite church based in Oklahoma. He is also the founder of the YouVersion Bible App, which reached over 400 million installs in December 2019.During their conversation, they discuss how The Bible App came to be, how to steward what God has entrusted you, and how to lead as an entrepreneur.QUOTES FROM EPISODE 25:“I had an investor before I even had an idea which is a really backwards way to do it, but the Lord was providing.”“We feel like we are stewards of what he has entrusted to us, not owners.”“Young leaders, don’t wait for someone to ask you to solve a problem. Just start tackling it.”“I used to have the illusion that if I just worked harder than everyone else, that made me the leader.”“It is a difficult transition going from a leader who does everything to a leader who empowers their team.”RESOURCES MENTIONEDBible AppBible LensBible App for Kids
How God Built This | Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion Bible App and Innovation Leader at Life.Church
Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast
In this episode of How God Built This, William Vanderbloemen talks with Bobby Gruenewald, founder of YouVersion Bible App and Innovation Leader at Life.Church. Bobby and William discuss leveraging tools and technology for the Kingdom of God. They also talk about how, within our lifetime, we’ll see the Bible translated into every language. Tweet your takeaways from today's show using the hashtag #Vandercast and make sure you join our Facebook group where we post giveaways and behind-the-scenes content. Check out our blog post: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/bobby-gruenewald-how-god-built-this