Creating a Culture of Discipleship

Creating a Culture of Discipleship

I couldn’t be happier to be teaching on a topic that I spent decades practicing as a local church pastor. All the way back to our original outreach in 1984, discipleship has been at the very heart of what we do at Victory—and I hope it’s at the heart of what you do in...
Some Gave All

Some Gave All

I was recently reading through Mark and paused at the story of the poor widow who gave two coins to the temple treasury. Almost every Christian is familiar with this story: the widow gives away a few pennies—all that she has—while others throw in much more from their...
Tasteless Salt and Invisible Light

Tasteless Salt and Invisible Light

Jesus told his original disciples, “You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13–16). In today’s message, we’re going to talk about how salt and light reflect exactly how we are supposed to be as disciples of...
Thanks Dad, See You in Heaven

Thanks Dad, See You in Heaven

Not every country celebrates Father’s Day in June, but as the United States and the Philippines prepare to honor it next Sunday, I have been thinking about my dad, his legacy, and how leaders can prepare others to celebrate and honor their parents. While we often...
A Noble Task

A Noble Task

A few weeks ago, I was at a beach in Florida at the annual Murrell family vacation. Last year, our beach vacation featured eight adults (Deborah and me plus our three sons and their wives) and only four grandchildren. With three new grandchildren born during COVID,...
Culture of Honor

Culture of Honor

I have had a few conversations recently with leaders about building a culture of honor among staff. How do we build a biblical culture of honor—one not just built on status or position but on valuing one another? The foundation for building a culture of honor is to...