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Think Like a Leader (Weekly Email)

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...

As the Church Regathers

As our cities and nations begin to reopen, especially now that COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available, I know that we all look forward to regathering with our churches soon. While we prepare to come together, let’s remember why we gather: To worship God....

Visionary Leadership

All humans are divinely designed to pursue a vision. Though God’s original intent was for mankind to pursue his mission on the earth, many well-meaning Christians settle for lesser visions: consumerism, political ideologies, conspiracy theories, and more....

The Power and Danger of Listening

One of the most troubling trends of 2020 has been the loss of truth in the public sphere. Many people are losing trust in conventional sources of truth (the media, the government, even the church) and turning to a rapidly fragmenting cacophony of voices on...

Think Strong, Lead Long

I know that 2020 was a very challenging year for many leaders, and many are wondering how they’ll make it through another year of pandemic-related uncertainty and challenges. My charge to all leaders in 2021 is to think like a tortoise.  The tortoise is...

Consecrate Yourself

As we have for many years, next week, Every Nation people around the world are joining together for a week of prayer, fasting, and consecration. As we prepare for this week together, I’d like to look at Joshua 3 and make three observations about Israel’s...

Rethinking Christmas Gifts

In this video, I retell the infamous story of “The Christmas Eve Disaster.” Though these events happened over thirty years ago, I remember them like it was yesterday. As embarrassing (and frustrating) as it was at the time, I am so thankful that little...

There is No Leadership Shortage

When I talk with pastors around the world, one of the most common challenges that pastors bring up is their leadership shortages. Sometimes I give them a suggestion if someone comes to mind, but more often than not I challenge them to take a second look at...

A Wretch Like Me

In this video, I look at what Paul says in Romans 7 & 8 about the “wretched” human condition and God’s solution to our predicament. I also look at the life of one historical figure who was once a self-professed “wretch” and by God’s grace became an adopted...

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...