The multiplication challenge

A Strategy to Solve Your Leadership Shortage

About The Multiplication Challenge

“Where do I find more leaders?”

Every leader of a growing organization asks this question. And though we know we need more leaders, few of us know how to create a culture of leadership development. This book recounts how Steve Murrell and Every Nation rediscovered 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 identify leaders, develop current leaders, and multiply future leaders!

The principles and stories in these pages will help you identify leaders, develop current leaders, and multiply future leaders!

Steve Murrell exudes and models leadership. I’ve learned much from him, and you will too!

Dr. Ed Stetzer

Billy Graham Distinguished Chair and Professor, Wheaton College

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 redefines 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!

Dave Ferguson

Author, Finding Your Way Back to God

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.

Dr. Timoteo Gener

President and Professor of Theology, Asian Theological Seminary



About the Authors

Steve Murrell

Steve Murrell

Steve Murrell is the cofounder and president of Every Nation, a global family of churches with ministry work in eighty nations. He is the founding pastor of Victory in Manila, Philippines, and has authored several books including The Multiplication Challenge and WikiChurch, and is a coauthor of The Purple Book. Steve holds a doctor of ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary and is dedicated to developing leaders. He and his wife, Deborah, have three sons and seven grandchildren and split their time between Nashville and Manila.

William Murrell

William Murrell

William Murrell is a professor of history and the dean of academics for Every Nation Seminary. He has degrees in history from Oxford University (MSt) and Vanderbilt University (PhD) and specializes in the history of Christian mission and the history of Islam. William volunteers with his local church in multiple ways, including teaching children’s ministry and church history classes, as well as leading small groups on campus and in his home. He and his wife, Rachel, have three young children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.