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CNLP 119: Louie Giglio on Preaching That Connects With Today’s Young Adults

Louie Giglio returns to the podcast and talks about the kind of preaching that actually connects with today’s young adults and other lessons learned from 20 years of Passion Conferences that have attracted hundreds of thousands of college students.

Plus, Louie answers a few rapid fire questions from podcast listeners and tells us what he would be doing if he wasn’t in ministry.

Welcome to Episode 119 of the podcast.

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Guest Links: Louie Giglio

Louie Giglio

Passion Conference (Use code Passion2017 at checkout)

The Comeback

Passion City Church

Louie on Twitter

Links Mentioned

Louie on Episode 65

The High Impact Leader Course 

The Canadian Church Leaders Podcast

3 Insights from This Episode

1. You don’t have to be like a millennial to have a millennial’s respect. Think about John Piper and Charles Stanley. They have thousands of young people listening to their sermons, going to their book signings and attending conferences to hear them speak. There is nothing wrong with dressing like a millennial or consuming the same media as them, but it’s not the most important connection you can build with them. They care about finding a leader who can help them connect with God.

2. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. . . so the story of Jesus will always be relevant. If you want your preaching to connect with a younger audience, it’s simple: Tell them about Jesus. Yes, there can be a place for pop culture stories or jokes, but those things alone aren’t what moves the hearts of the next generation. It’s the story of their Father’s love for them. Tell them that story.

3. Successful church leaders live in awe of the Gospel. This passion for the Gospel is what fuels their ability to preach to every generation. There might be days where you forget that God is in control of the universe, or struggle to trust His plans. We all encounter those seasons. But God can get you through the lowest level of burnout if you keep your heart open to Jesus and in awe of the Gospel.

Quotes from Louie

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Next Episode: Jared Hogue

Jared Hogue has been an entrepreneur since he was a kid. Jared talks about how to use that drive to create incredible volunteer teams and the ups and downs of running a side bsuiness or ministry that can change a lot for you and the people you’ll reach.

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