Ep. 72: Dan Lian (Live from CRWC18)

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Dan Lian has preached at events and churches all over the world. He has more than fifteen years of ministry experience as a pastor, Bible lecturer, and itinerant speaker, and he has a Master’s degree in church practice from Tabor Bible College. He now lives in Anderson, South Carolina with his wife and kids and is a teaching pastor at Newspring Church. 

On this episode of the podcast, Clayton and Dan have a conversation where he answers questions like:

What are practical ways students can share the gospel in their communities?

You’ve been in ministry for a long time. What advice would you give to a youth pastor or leader that might be currently struggling in their ministry?

You’ve seen a lot of churches and ministries around the world. If you could say one thing to every church member around the world, what would you say?

Ep. 71: Algernon Tennyson (Live from Crossroads Winter Conference 2018)

This week on the podcast we have another live recording from our ministry's biggest event yet, Crossroads Winter Conference 2018, with our great friend Algernon Tennyson. Algernon is the founder and president of Awaken International Ministries, an organization dedicated to ending human sex trafficking. He also speaks at churches, conferences, student camps, and college campuses all around the US, including many CKM events. Him and CKM staff member Greg Wells discuss Algernon's powerful testimony, the biggest issues he sees students facing today, and his passion for rescuing sex trafficking victims. This guy is hilarious and will inspire you to live out your faith in a bold way! 

Ep. 70: Zach Dickson & Brian Burgess (Live from CRWC18)

Recorded live from Crossroads Winter Conference 2018, this episode of the CKM Podcast features CKM Speakers Zach Dickson and Brian Burgess. 

Brian chats with Zach about his new counseling service Hopetown, why treating mental health issues is so important, how ministry leaders can shepherd people well regarding mental health, and how God plays a role in the healing process. This is an important conversation that you don't want to miss! 

Ep. 69: Songwriters in the Round (Live from Crossroads Winter Conference 2018)

Recorded live from Crossroads Winter Conference 2018, this edition of the CKM Podcast features four of our friends that have led worship at our ministry's events for years: Carl Cartee, Jared Barber, Mandi Moseley, and Mack Brock. This dream team sat down and played their original songs for our conference attendees, and needless to say, our minds were blown. Grab a cup of coffee, put on your best set of headphones, and enjoy the Songwriters in the Round from CRWC18! 


Ep. 67: Jefferson Bethke (Part One)

You might know Jefferson Bethke from his viral YouTube video Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus, one of his New York Times Bestselling books like Jesus > Religion, It's Not What You Think, or his newest book that he co-wrote with his wife Alyssa, Love That Lasts. On this episode of the podcast, Clayton sits down with Jefferson to discuss his work/life balance and raising a family while doing ministry, as well as his new book on relationships, Love That Lasts. Clayton and Jefferson also dive into the issues culture is facing right now, and how we can respond as Christians. This guy has some incredibly valuable insights for anyone - single people, married people, parents, and those called into ministry. 

But sure to check back for part two!


Ep. 64: Clayton King: Waiting on Number Seven (Sermon from CRSC17)

We're a few months out from Crossroads Summer Camp 2017, but we are still in awe of God's faithfulness and the incredible things He did this summer! Because we're nostalgic, we love listening back to sermons from the summer, and now you can too! 

This is the Monday night sermon from Clayton that each camper this summer at Crossroads heard. We saw hundreds of students respond to the gospel after this message, and we pray that God will use it to minister to you too!

"He so big and he so powerful, and he is so magnificent, that literally when you receive Christ as your savior, you can’t contain him. You can't hold him in. Jesus wants you to live in the overflow of his love." 

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Ep. 63: Sharie King & Friends on I Love You More

On this special episode of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King Ministries Co-Founder Sharie King has a roundtable discussion about her newest book I Love You More (Except When I Don't)These six ladies talk about how the book has challenged and taught them about courage, identity, forgiveness, and much more. Featuring Holly Myers, Jess Brock, Beth Marshall, Cherie Duffey, and Stacy Tarrant, this is a podcast full of wisdom that you don't want to miss out on! 

Share this episode with a friend, and purchase I Love You More on Amazon and SharieKing.com! 


Ep. 61: J.D. Greear (Part I)


On this episode of the CKM Podcast, Clayton sits down with pastor and author J.D. Greear. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and the author of many books, including Gaining by Losing:  Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heartand Gospel:  Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

"The best proof that you are a follower of Jesus Christ is the fact that you are in a posture of repentance and faith towards Him at this very moment." 

Greear talks about his experience planting and growing churches, creating a missional culture in his congregation, and balancing many different things with having a healthy relationship with his wife, kids, and people around him. 

"Your quality of life is going to be determined by the quality of friends in your life, not by the size of the audiences you speak to." 

This episode is for anyone that's part of a church plant or growing church, needs to find balance between work and family, or looking to recreate a sending culture in their church or ministry.

"We don't measure our success by our seating capacity, but by our sending capacity. We want to be a leadership factory."

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Ep. 59: Brad Lomenick (Part I)


Brad Lomenick is an author, speaker, strategic advisor, former director of CATALYST Conferences, and all-around leadership guru. His books include The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership.

On this episode of the CKM Podcast, Clayton sits down with Brad to discuss the difference between calling and assignment, lessons he's learned throughout his many leadership positions, and how to effectively lead leaders. 

Be sure to check back for Part Two next week! 

Ep. 58: Clayton King: Tell Your Story (Sermon from CRSC17)

Crossroads Summer Camp 2017 was absolutely incredible. 1,308 students responded to the gospel (530 for the FIRST TIME!), 385 students responded to a call to ministry, over $42,000 was collected for missions, and 4,484 total campers and chaperones experienced an incredible week that only God could have orchestrated. 

We are still excited and celebrating everything God did this summer, and what better way to reminisce about camp than listening to the sermons?! 

On this episode of the CKM Podcast, listen to Clayton's sermon "Tell Your Story", recorded live from CRSC. Listen and learn how our stories are the best tool God gives us to share the gospel! 

Ep. 56: Tyler Reagin of Catalyst

We are so excited to have Tyler Reagin back on the CKM Podcast!

Tyler is the director of Catalyst, the premiere Christian leadership organization in the United States, which serves over 5,000 church leaders a year. Clayton sits down with him to talk about life-giving leadership, how to steward your influence, and how to embrace your God-given gifts and talents. They also discuss Tyler's exciting new book project on life-giving leadership.

Ep. 55: Adam Kersh & Meredith Knox

On this episode of the CKM Podcast we hear a live performance from our Crossroads Summer Camp Week Two worship leaders, Adam Kersh & Meredith Knox. Then, Josh Gardner sits down with the two of them to discuss leading worship for students. If you're a worship leader or any kind of ministry worker, you don't want to miss this episode! 

Ep. 54: Jared Barber & Mandi Moseley + Sermon from Algernon Tennyson

On this episode of the CKM Podcast we have an interview with two of our Crossroads Summer Camp worship leaders, Jared Barber and Mandi Moseley. Our very own Josh Gardner chats with them about how they got their start in leading worship and the ways they continue to prepare and tune into the Holy Spirit to lead others.

Next, we will hear a sermon from a long-time friend of our ministry, Algernon Tennyson, on giving our hearts selflessly to Jesus, recorded live from week one of Crossroads. You don't want to miss it!