Endings and New Beginnings

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This week, John Bailey and Mark Renfroe discuss how this season of their podcast is closing and what comes next for them both in their mutual work at World Challenge. They will be part of new podcasts and traveling to leaders conferences around the world, and they are excited to invite their listeners with them on this next stage of their journey.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • This is the last episode of Truth and Grace. Look forward to the new leadership and missions podcasts coming later this year and beginning of 2024!

  • World Challenge’s pastors network is starting up soon, so John Bailey will be hosting a leadership podcast about the challenges and joys of shepherding God’s people.

  • New horizons are opening up for World Challenge’s missions team, so Mark Renfroe will be hosting a missions podcast around the start of 2024 about evangelism and living missionally in the world.

  • More World Challenge pastors conferences are in the works in order to refresh pastors and to help believers to fan the flames of faith.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Matthew 28:16-20

About John Bailey

Pastor John Bailey serves as the Chief Operating Officer at World Challenge. John came to know Christ in jail after some difficult struggles as a young man, and God has done a powerful work of transformation since! Spending 13 years in Next Gen ministry, he excelled in discipleship and helping young leaders discover giftings to serve God. John was called next to serve as a missionary and pastor in Western Europe. John and his family then returned to plant the Springs Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, the church is a thriving body of believers excelling in outreach and missions. John has now brought his giftings and vision to World Challenge, accelerating the spread of the gospel in America and around the World.

About Mark Renfroe

Mark married his college sweetheart, Amy, with whom he has four adult children—one girl and three boys. The Renfroes have been involved in field missions work for 30 years. They served in the Arab community of San Francisco for four years before becoming foreign missionaries in 1995. Mark was asked to serve as the Area Director for Assemblies of God World Missions in 2007. As part of his role, he led missionaries and interfaced with national church leaders in the 18 countries of the Arab World. In 2017, Mark created Reaching Africa’s Muslims, an initiative to mobilize, equip, and deploy indigenous African missionaries to reach Muslims on the continent. Mark has graduate degrees in Intercultural Studies and Executive Leadership. He currently serves as the Chief Missions Officer for World Challenge in Colorado Springs.

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