Leadership Conversations with Nicky Gumbel Podcast: Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel

In this episode Nicky interviews Craig Groeschel. In this conversation, Craig shares honestly about the health struggles of his daughter and his own burnout and recovery, which involved counseling and significant changes in life habits.

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In this episode Nicky interviews Craig Groeschel. 

While people tend to admire strength, we connect deeply with vulnerability. In this conversation, Craig shares honestly about the health struggles of his daughter and his own burnout and recovery, which involved counseling and significant changes in life habits. His openness invites the listener to reflect on their own pace of life and leadership. 

Their conversation also explores relevant matters like the tension between efficiency and resiliency, when is good enough “good enough”, and the danger of finding our self-worth through social media. More than that, with a huge amount of our lives being spent on digital platforms, Craig discusses how to navigate our feelings of significance and value while immersed in the meritocracy of social media. 

Craig is a leader of leaders and his back and forth with Nicky gives the listener an inspiring window into his world. Resolving to leverage his influence, and the reach of his church, to serve and bless the next generation, Craig unpacks his passion for resourcing and raising up the next wave of leaders and pastors. 

If you are searching for a fresh deposit of hope and optimism grounded in the goodness of God, look no further than this interview with Craig Groeschel.  

Show Notes


YouVersion – https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

Book: Dangerous Prayers – https://www.craiggroeschel.com/books/dangerous-prayers

Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast – https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/

Bible In One Year – https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/

Life.Church – https://www.life.church/

The Social Dilemma – https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224

Craig Groeschel’s Biography

Craig and Amy started Life.Church in a two-car garage in Edmond, Oklahoma in January 1996. Since then, Life.Church has grown to include dozens of locations all over the United States but its mission statement remains the same: to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life.Church has become known for its innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, launching the first fully digital church experience in 2006 and the most downloaded mobile Bible app in history, YouVersion, in 2008.

Craig is a New York Times bestselling author of books on a wide variety of topics, including dating and marriage, social media, purpose, direction, church leadership, and more. His latest book, Dangerous Prayers, shows you how to pray the prayers that search your soul, break your habits, and send you to pursue the calling God has for you.

As one of the most respected leaders in the Church, Craig speaks frequently at leadership events and conferences worldwide. In addition to writing and speaking extensively on leadership principles and strategies, he serves as champion for the Global Leadership Summit, and hosts the top-ranking Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. Glassdoor has also named him in the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) and named Life.Church the #1 Place to Work under his leadership.

Craig and Amy Groeschel married in 1991 and have six children and three sons-in-law: Catie and her husband Andrew, Mandy and her husband James, Anna and her husband Luke, Sam, Stephen, and Joy. Craig and Amy are also proud grandparents of Cole and McKenna.