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Think Like a Leader (Weekly Email)

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...

Leadership Lessons from 605 BC

As we think about crisis leadership in 2020, I want to look back to the year 605 BC when the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem and took as captives the best young men of the city, including Daniel. How did Daniel respond to this massive...

Thoughts on Electoral Politics

Considering that the Bible has little to say about electoral politics (they didn’t have elections back then), let’s take a cue from John Wesley who gave this advice to people in his church on the eve of a contentious election: Vote for whom you think is...

I Must Decrease

In this video, we consider the counter-cultural first-century leadership wisdom of John the Baptist, whose message to his followers was this: “He [Jesus] must increase, but I must decrease.” In order to become a leader like John, we have to grapple with...

Spiritual Leaders: Prophets or Priests?

How should the church engage in the political arena? In this video, my son William, dean of academics for Every Nation Seminary, offers a helpful framework for thinking about this very question.

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...

Five-Minute Leadership with Steve Murrell

Reflecting on Your Leadership

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 80 with William Murrell #5MinuteLeadership Instead of spontaneous reaction, how can leaders learn purposeful action? This week on Five Minute Leadership, guest William Murrell teaches on another rhythm that leaders should...

The Rhythm of Leadership with William Murrell

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 79 #5MinuteLeadership How should we think of the balance between work and rest? In this episode of 5 Minute Leadership, guest speaker William Murrell dives into what it means to have a healthy rhythm of work and rest in our...

Hearing From God with Jim Laffoon

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 78 #5MinuteLeadership If you find yourself out of answers, give God an opportunity to come into that situation. This week on 5 Minute Leadership, guest Jim Laffoon talks about the gift of hearing God’s voice in your...

Constrained by the Spirit

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 77 #5MinuteLeadership Leadership is more than just freedom—it's constraint. Steve Murrell shows us how being “constrained by the Spirit” brings safety, affliction, and solves our leadership shortages.

Setting the Table

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 76 #5MinuteLeadership Steve Murrell goes over the principle of "putting the salt shaker back in the center of the table" and reminds us that, to solve our leadership shortages, we must do the work of putting our values and...

Private Service

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 75 #5MinuteLeadership Do you only take the chance to serve people when others are watching? Steve Murrell discusses how serving others in private is vital to our discipleship walk as leaders and a key habit to sustaining...

Personal Devotion

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 74 If we want a sustainable ministry, we much be attentive to what God is saying for us individually. Steve Murrell talks about the key habit of devotion to God’s Word and its role in being a...

Public Worship

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 73 Participating in public worship with God as the audience will help sustain your ministry. Steve Murrell talks about the impact of rightly seeing the church service as a "theater of worship." #5MinuteLeadership

Reflections on Communion

Five-Minute Leadership: Episode 72 #5MinuteLeadership Steve Murrell reflects on our communion moment at the Every Nation 2019 Go Conference and challenges us to think: how can we celebrate this sacrament to honor God and allow our congregation to...

The Multiplication Challenge

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