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Think Like a Leader (Weekly Email)

How Are Your Relationships?

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking with Dave Hess, who leads campus ministry efforts for Freedom Church in Philadelphia and serves as a regional director for Every Nation Campus North America. Dave asked me to join his podcast to speak about...

When to Break the Rules

As leaders, we tend to love the type of church or ministry members who are “all in.” The more committed, the better, right? Maybe; maybe not. After reading Mark 2–3 the other day, I realized that in the gospels, those who often received the harshest rebuke...

Top Priority: Worship or Mission?

There is a tension between worship and mission. Many of you have probably experienced this tension at some point in time as you were figuring out a next step or direction for your life. Do we wait on the Lord until we get clear direction, or do we go on...

When to Ignore Best Practices

There are aisles and aisles of books dedicated to explaining best practices for organizations, businesses, ministries, etc. I’m grateful for them because they can be helpful and informative. But there are also times when we should completely ignore best...

Following a G.O.A.T.

As a ministry or church leader, can you imagine following the G.O.A.T.—the Greatest Of All Time? Can you imagine having to measure up to the standards and expectations this leader set? When I look at leadership G.O.A.T.s in the Bible—those who were fully...

When Hope is too Small

First century Jews expected their messiah to ride a chariot, or maybe a warhorse, but not a young donkey. Then here comes Jesus on a donkey. I imagine the disciples were disappointed, maybe embarrassed. Like most Jews in that day, the disciples hoped for a...

Called by God

A few weeks ago, I was reading Genesis during my morning devotions and immediately paused at Genesis 12:1–4. As I read about Abram and the call of God on his life, I saw a lot of applications for the call to vocational ministry. Here are three descriptions...

Cultivating Healthy Culture

We all know that culture matters, but we also know that cultivating a healthy culture is really difficult. Many of us have been on teams with healthy cultures, and we’ve also been on teams with unhealthy cultures. It’s easy to know the difference when you...

Young Donkeys and Campus Ministry

In Every Nation, we talk a lot about the campus. It’s in our mission statement, and it’s a significant part of decisions on where to plant next. Why? Because reaching the next generation is a crucial part of our calling. We have always said that we have...

Five-Minute Leadership with Steve Murrell

Lead with Certainty during Uncertain Times

It’s so easy and so common, especially during times of uncertainty and rapid change, for any number of important and urgent issues to push us and nudge us slightly off mission. If we are not careful, we can wake up one day and realize that we have drifted...

God’s Steadfast Love

Episode 88 The more you understand God's love and the more you extend it to the others around you, the more leaders you will have in your organization. Steve Murrell shows us what God's "steadfast love" means for developing leaders.

Generosity

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 87 #5MinuteLeadership Generosity is a crucial character trait for rising leaders. Steve Murrell shares three right ways to think about money.

3 Wrong Ways to Think About Money

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 86 #5MinuteLeadership A leader's view of money can lean towards generosity or away from it. Steve Murrell looks at the source of thinking wrong about money.

Apostolic Ministry in Acts

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 85 Practically, what does apostolic ministry look like? It's both spiritual leadership and team leadership. Steve Murrell breaks down different aspects of apostolic ministry shown in the book of Acts.

What is Apostolic Ministry?

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 84 #5MinuteLeadership The five leadership gifts that God has given the church (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers) help build maturity and unity. Steve Murrell examines three of the key ideas that...

Team Ministry

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 83 #5MinuteLeadership Who do you do ministry with? Steve Murrell discusses doing ministry with a team and reminds us that we are better together.

Speaking Truth in Love

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 82 #5mInuteleadership Who speaks into your life? Steve Murrell discusses the importance of inviting people to speak truth into your life and what it means to be a truth speaker.

Solitude & Silence w/ William Murrell

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 81 #5MinuteLeadership As a leader, eliminating distractions and pushing through boredom leads to the best opportunity for creative action. In this episode of 5 Minute Leadership, guest speaker William Murrell discusses the...

The Multiplication Challenge

Chapter 5

Will leaders grow organically? When the number of disciples exploded beyond what their leaders could handle, Steve and his team at Victory in Manila examined their processes to figure out how to fix the gap. Chapter 5 unveils the four leadership...

Chapter 4

Should leaders stop growing? Leaders are often tempted to focus on excelling in skill or exceeding their peers in title, or even to believe that they can outgrow the need to grow. After developing many leaders and learning through tough lessons in his own...

Chapter 3

Can leaders be listeners? The widely accepted image of a leader is one who talks, directs, and runs the program. But in Chapter 3, Steve and William express why leaders must become good at accepting the thoughts we don't come up with—i.e. listening. Who...

Chapter 2

Is leadership plural? Success can bring new problems with it. Many of us are aware that growth brings new weight, responsibilities, and the need for more leaders. Chapter 2 shares insights into becoming the leader you need to be, and training up the...

Chapter 1

Steve and William Murrell sat down with leaders of different ages and spheres of influence to talk about leadership and leadership development. These conversations were guided by the Introduction and first five chapters of their co-written leadership...

Introduction

Do numbers matter? Steve Murrell learned a lesson about chasing the wrong numbers and sliding towards the wrong definitions of success early on as a church planter. As your church, organization, or company grows, “we’re all going to count something.” But...