2013 Global Leadership Summit Session 7a: Oscar Muriu

Oscar Muriu 2013Senior Pastor, Nairobi Chapel, Kenya

Session 7: Viral Leadership: Multiplying Impact Exponentially

  • Under his leadership, Nairobi Chapel has grown from a 40 person local church to a network of 30 churches with more than 14,000 weekly worshippers
  • Following a passionate conviction to raise up and develop a legacy of leaders, Nairobi Chapel has trained more than 500 interns
  • His vision is to see the African church rise up to its place and calling in the Global Church
  • A thriving missions-focused congregation, Nairobi Chapel operates an HIV/AIDS ministry and has a vision to plant 300 churches in Africa and worldwide

Session notes

  • Their goal is to plant 300 churches around the world
  • 5 convictions about leadership
  • 1) Matthew 9:37-38
    • Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
    • The size of your harvest depends on how many leaders you have
    • The problem is not with the harvest but with the harvesters, not enough of them.
    • Jesus strategy was not to harvest by himself but to first find his leaders.

    • One of the signs of great leadership is the number of leaders who will continue your work after you are gone.
    • If you are tired and burned out, how many leaders are around you?

  • Psalm 71:18
    • Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.

    • Don’t live just for your generation but for the next generation.
    • His church has a huge internship program
    • Every leader at his church must have 5 younger people that they are pouring into for 1 or 2 years
  • Numbers 11:10-17
    • Moses was discouraged & frustrated. Cried out to God. God told Moses to select 70 leaders and He would pour his Spirit out on them.
    • Some of your best leaders are right under your nose, but they are so close you can’t see them.
    • Identify the budding leaders around you and take them to the Lord in prayer.
    • Every year they list and “pray into ministry” young budding leaders.
  • Mark 12:30-33
    •  Loving the Lord with all your heart is a matter of character, conviction, comprehension, competence.
    • Loving your neighbor is a matter of  compassion
  • Acts 4:13
    • Never do ministry alone. Always have budding leaders around you.
    • At 3 hours a week, it would take you 60 years to put the same time with a young leader as Jesus spent with his disciples.
  • He did not come from Kenya to Chicago alone but brought 3 young leaders with him.
  • 500 men and women have gone through their mentoring

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