CNLP 065: Louie Giglio on The Back Story of Passion, His Nervous Breakdown, and How He Came Back

Most leaders will experience a burnout of some kind at some point in their journey. For Louie Giglio, that happened in 2008, when he experienced a nervous breakdown during one of the hardest seasons of his life.

Now, as the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of Passion Conferences—a global movement of college-aged people living for the fame of Jesus Christ, his desire is to see spiritual awakening come to the nation’s college campuses and to see the 19 million college students of the nation and around the world come to know God.

In this episode, Louie talks about how Passion all got started, his nervous breakdown, and how all of us can make a comeback through the resurrecting power of Jesus.

Welcome to Episode 65 of the Podcast.

Louie Giglio

Guest Links

Louie Giglio

Passion Conference

The Comeback

Passion City Church

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Perry Noble; Episode 2

Craig Jutila; Episode 5


Baylor University

Reggie Joiner

Orange Conference

Rethink Leadership

Andy Stanley

Jon Acuff

Brad Lomenick

3 Things You Can Do Right Away

So many pastors and church leaders struggle with burnout, breakdown and exhaustion. If that’s you, here’s what you can do:

  1. Don’t ignore your symptoms. Your body is telling you something. So is your state of mind. When you ignore those, you do so to your peril.
  2. Tell somebody.  Embarrassment and shame often cause leaders to keep silent when they break down physically or emotionally. Tell your best friend. Tell your spouse. Tell your doctor. Tell somebody. They will be far more empathetic than you think.  
  3. Get help. In addition to seeking professional helping and letting the people close to you know, we’ve put together this list of resources that can help leaders who are burning out.

Quotes from Louie

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CNLP 065: Louie Giglio on The Back Story of Passion, His Nervous Breakdown, and How He Came Back


  1. Ghd Sports Apk on June 28, 2019 at 2:46 am

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  2. Peter Preble on December 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I am troubled by one remark. Your guest said that millions and millions of college students go to bed and wake up each day not knowing why they are here. He said this in relation to a question about them being “born again Christians” Not everyone uses that vocabulary to describe their Christianity and their Christian walk. I would suggest this does not mean they are lost just talk about their experience in a different way.

  3. Taka Iguchi on December 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    LOVE your podcasts. Seriously. Nearly our entire staff @rockfordfirst is listening to it now. THANK YOU!

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