A Strategy to Solve Your Leadership Shortage
THE MULTIPLICATION CHALLENGE
By Steve Murrell & William Murrell
Every leader of a growing organization asks the question, “Where do I find more leaders?” In “The Multiplication Challenge,” Every Nation president Steve Murrell identifies four leadership multipliers that solved the leadership shortage of a growing church and global mission organization. The principles and stories in these pages will help you create a culture of leadership development by identifying potential leaders, developing current leaders, and multiplying future leaders!
- ED STETZER
- DAVE FERGUSON
- EDDIE LYONS
- FRANK DAMAZIO
- TIM D. GENER, PhD
- DR. PETER TAN-CHI
- ERIC ALTAMIRANO
- ALFRED ROMUALDEZ
- ROB HOSKINS
- DR. CHUCK QUINLEY
- LARRY W. CALDWELL, PhD
- RUBEN T. REYES
Steve Murrell exudes and models leadership. I’ve learned much from him, and you will too!
I like to read leadership books by people who are leading, and that is why I highly recommend The Multiplication Challenge by Steve Murrell. Steve rede nes leadership and brings it back to a biblical foundation for how leaders should think, act, grow, and multiply. Writing from his experience of leading Victory, which has grown to more than 85,000 Christ-followers, gives this book enough credibility that every leader should buy a copy!
When Steve and Deborah started their work in the Philippines, our families were friends, and I watched with interest how Steve led with great vision and humility. Each time our families were together, I learned important leadership principles from him. Reading this book reminded me of those times together. This book is like sitting down and having a conversation about leadership with a man who speaks not only with expertise, but with a heart and passion to do God’s work. It was a great privilege to watch him lead.
There are dream leaders, theory leaders, and action leaders. Steve Murrell is an action leader with proven fruit of his leadership. He is a level-five leader in the church today. This book is pure gold, read and act upon it.
Here is a gem on Christian leadership essentials from a servant-leader practitioner I admire. Victory has often been asked why it has so many strong leaders. Here’s their big story with many little stories. I will keep coming back to this book as a resource for leadership training that’s biblically grounded, inspiring, and practical.
Steve powerfully tackles one of the biggest problems for churches in our time today—that of raising enough leaders who will faithfully take on the Great Commission. He is not just writing from theory, but from actual implementation of these principles. I strongly recommend that leaders read this book. May the insights and perspectives o ered here awaken churches and renew in us a commitment to multiply—to make disciples who will make disciples for the glory of God.
For over two decades now, Pastor Steve Murrell has quietly taught me signi cant lessons in leadership and in life. There are many principles we can learn from this book, but what really stood out for me was this: that “the heart of leadership is humility and service.” Steve has lived it, mastered it, and shared it. I recommend this book as a must-read for everyone looking to inspire and empower others to lead.
Leadership is inherent in every single one of us. Beyond an ability to lead, it is a capacity to choose the right path, inspire passion, and solicit compassion. Pastor Steve will rouse the leader in you through this book. My own life is a testament to his exemplary leadership.
Steve Murrell didn’t just start a church, he started a movement. In this book, Steve shares how rapid growth exposed a leadership crisis, causing his church to radically reset their growth goals from 75,000 to 5,000. The way he unpacks practical leadership development and discipleship methods for future leaders makes this book a must-read!
This is the book I’ve been waiting for Steve Murrell to write. My wife and I also served as church planters in Manila for eighteen years, so we watched firsthand the growth and expansion of Every Nation. Steve and his team are building big churches around the world because they’re building big people. Big people know how to serve with courage, despite the circumstances and temptations. Steve and Deborah have modeled the way, and I’m delighted that they’re now sharing it with all of us in print.
Oftentimes, Christian leaders are so keen to make disciples, they forget a foundational component of the disciple-making process: rst developing good leaders who are equipped to make good disciples. In The Multiplication Challenge, Steve Murrell shows how important intentional leadership development is to the making of disciples, as well as to the growth of churches and ministries. The Multiplication Challenge gives us the tools to develop a leadership culture, the essentials of the leadership-development process, and guidelines for leaving a leadership legacy. All those involved in the Great Commission—a task of making disciples of all the people groups of our world—need to read this book!
The Multiplication Challenge is a practical but biblical guide on servant leadership. From Nashville to Manila and other points of mission, Pastor Steve dramatically tells true stories demonstrating how a leader ought to think, act, listen, and relate. Shored up by apt quotations, he deftly weaves prin- ciple and practice to drive home the message that leadership is serving in humility, not in authoritarianism; setting an example, not sporting a title; training and equipping others to lead, not perpetuating one’s self in power. Pastors, missionaries, church workers, officials, lay leaders, and those who believe