WILD offers training and spiritual leadership development. We teach on Biblical worldview through simple, culturally transferable training materials. The goal of this training is to promote vision, personal growth, and community.
We teach a Biblical understanding of leadership by showing how God develops leaders. Our materials teach what God desires for leaders in a systematic way. We use Bible characters to clarify these principles from Scripture.
Titus Emails connect us to our trainers. In fact, they train the trainers. We know that spiritual leadership is not just a seminar, it is a journey. Titus Emails enable us to travel that journey with our leaders.
Our Youth Invites consist of Youth Camp Conferences. These conferences are designed to build relationships between leaders and young people. We hope that these relationships will provide discipleship opportunities.
Youth Ministry Training raises up the next generation for Christ. We lead the way in this mission with our original materials. These materials can be used by either a pastor or a volunteer. This feature gives us a broader field to work.
Women’s Spiritual Leadership is an important aspect of our ministry. We are committed to helping women fulfill their Biblical role in the church. Women identify their spiritual gifts and we teach them how to use them.
Headwaters Christian Youth (HCY) began in 1972 through the vision of a handful of adults who met together for Bible study. From a small, weekly Bible study group in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the youth ministry has grown to students from all the surrounding communities. Anywhere from a few to several hundred students are involved in clubs, Bible quizzing, rallies, lock-ins, service projects and camps.
Fifteen years ago, Wise, Intentional Leadership Development (WILD) was founded by HCY’s Executive Director, Mike Prom, to train and develop the volunteers who were involved in HCY and local churches. HCY’s Board of Directors felt that in order to be effective in ministry, such leadership development was needed. Thus, WILD was incorporated into the goals of HCY.
As WILD developed, the need for understandable, cost-effective training and materials became apparent. At the same time through missionary and national contacts, WILD was being invited to offer leadership training overseas that would be inexpensive and culturally transferable.
In May 2001, WILD trainers taught spiritual leadership to leaders (including pastors) from Tanzania, Kenya, and Malawi. This was the first international attempt at teaching spiritual leadership material. Prior to that, the material was taught to teenagers from eight U.S. states which continue today more on a local basis.
At the invitation of a SIM (Serving In Missions) missionary in Zambia in 2004, WILD taught spiritual leadership development to two churches and that training process has steadily grown to ten other countries. In the past ten years, WILD has been teaching leadership to Christians in the United States, Africa, and Asia. Leaders from a number of these continents have become integral components in the development of firmly establishing WILD regionally and several thousand nationals have received quality spiritual leadership training.
Early in 2010, WILD applied and was awarded the 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit organization status. In July 2011, WILD hosted the inaugural WILD African Summit where fifteen Zambians, Ugandans, and a Zimbabwean joined together with Americans to consider the direction and expansion of WILD.
How we improve Youth Christian Lives
Over half of Africa’s population is 25 and younger. Who is developing the minds of African and Asian youth?
WILD offers biblical leadership material that is simple, understandable and culturally transferable. Several world views are attempting to capture the minds of the young people. Whatever worldviews aggressively pursues the next generation, will control their respective continents in the future.
Core Values and Culture
Serving One Another
– We are actively becoming known in the USA.
– We strive to be a key influencer in developing biblical leaders worldwide.
– We seek American youth to develop them as spiritual leaders.
– WILD is expanding a succession plan to last for ages.
– WILD strives to become financially sustainable.
Another WILD Mini Triathlon is in the books! – A HUGE thank you to all who participated and or helped behind the scenes– this would not have happened without you!
Congratulations to the winners!
Top Overall Male winner – Devon Byers
Top Overall Female Winner – Jean Lyons
Top Overall Male Kayak Winner – Devon Byers
Top Overall Male Swim Winner – Pete Zambon
Top Overall Female Kayak Winner – Jean Lyons
Top Overall Female Swim Winner – Holly Bergman
We hope to see you , and several of your friends, come out for our next Mini-Triathlon– Mark your calendars it is scheduled for August 28, 2021
Photos taken by Rhonda Beatty. (Edited for Website by WILD Ministries)
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Wise INTENTIONAL Leadership Develpment
A word from our International Director Mike Prom:
“WILD has always been about developing leaders and over the years our resources have been focused on teaching our training material in large group training contexts with discipleship happening in the background. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic we quickly shifted our focus from large group trainings to intentional one-on-one discipling. I could elaborate about all the ways God is using our training material to impact the lives of our students, but I’d rather you hear it from them! Take a few moments and check out some of the testimonies we have received:”
"I want to bless the Lord for this topic of Leadership Influence. I didn't know that I have been an obstacle to many people because I treated myself like one above everyone, little for I know that this affects my communication to the people God has entrusted me with to lead them to God's agenda. I have been arrogant, despising others within my heart but not uttering it out to any of them. But after the topic of leadership influence I now repent before the Lord. "
Bosco: "If any leader should set goals according to God's will and always pray for that goal, the world would be a better place. But sadly, the main problem we have with our leaders today is that most of them take that position just as a position and the worst of all is that they are not ready to give it to others, which shows that they don't have the habit of preparing others. So, in a nutshell, every leader should actually set goals from God and mentor other young leaders who will take over when he will not be there any more so that the vision doesn't stop but progresses for the glory of God and for the growth of the
WILD Benin & Zimbabwe
Assista: "Like Esther, I am inspired to also seek God's favor in prayer and fasting."
National Director Mairos Mubvumbi: "Both Kudakwashe and Archiford (local youths interested in WILD) were challenged by Jesus' humble act
of washing disciples' feet. They have committed themselves to showing humility by serving others and
doing menial and manual jobs at church and home which most people avoid."
Tereza: ""I used to be fearing and running away
from taking responsibilities and leading, I used to be looking down on myself of that I
can't make it but through the period of these studies, I am sharpened, challenged,
reformed, refocused and encouraged that I will make it in life. From now on I am ready
to teach the same topics to the women of our church. When I can see many women
Bible characters doing it excellently, I am encouraged that God will use me too. I am
expecting you WILD to give me a challenge as I will create to myself the assignments to
disciple women. THANKS, WILD TEAM."
Felita Mponda: "I used to be hatred, bitter, pain and felt unloved no matter how much
one would show love to me, but joy has come back to me. I was completely lost but
through these teachings and mentorship, I am able to understand the purpose of my life
in light of God's Word. Thank you, WILD for this opportunity, I am helped. Thanks."
Julianah: "I have always felt so weak as if God can't use me but through the life of Deborah, I'm
encouraged and I know as weak as I am God can use even confusion to win my battle. God sometimes can use the unexpected to accomplish His purposes. God uses surprises for His own glory, things which man does not approve of."
Patricia: "Today I have received insight concerning character, and that my character speaks volumes about me even when I am silent. Therefore, it's a vital asset to me to influence or scatter those who could benefit with the valuable treasures that I might be possessing in accordance to Hebrews 12:1,and thus I
have concluded like what Jesus did and said in John 12:13-14, that I might be able to execute all what God has bestowed upon me both in the Kingdom and in the secular world, i.e, business, market, life, etc, looking forward to change, correction and building a wholesome character for Christ's sake."
Another Burundi Testimony
Pamela Niyonkuru: (Trainer) "First of all, I praise the Lord for these miracles that are happening in my country thanks to WILD. I therefore thank WILD for this initiative and the support so that we can keep training people. I am very happy for my disciple Fidel, he has made a decision not to leave Jesus again.
The lesson was well received with much appreciation from my disciples Fidel and Josephine. Fidel said that he is going to learn all chapters of Spiritual Leadership and that he will never ever leave Christ as he did a long time ago. He said that he feels to be a real servant of God that he really needs knowledge to do so. He appreciated so much the training today and thanked me for the encouragement. The example of Abraham and David comforted him so much. They were not perfect but they are people of references.
Even if the faith of Abraham was finally credited to him as righteousness, he did not always have enough faith to do everything right. The same as David who was given the title of being a man after God's own heart but struggled morally and in his family life."
More from Malawi
Elijah Dzineso: "I have learned to do services, willingly with a mind of rewards. I
have started doing I couldn't do before at the church and family level. I have learned to appreciate my gifts and others. I have learned to be humble in every way, within and
without. Meaning that at school I am able to separate good from bad. I'm able to hear
comments, recommendations from my teachers and students. I am changing to the
better. Thanks be to God for this opportunity to be mentored in this way. WILD you are
the partner to go with. Thanks leadership locally and internationally.
Pastor Harry Dzineso Soko "One thing or two things that WILD has done remarkably in my life and family, and church members. Firstly, the allowances you have sent monthly, it has been the
ONLY upkeep I have had during PANDEMIC. Maybe you can't feel the way I have felt it this side. It has been God alone using WILD. Thank you for being used by God.
Secondly, the relief that continually is helping families, wow! It is Awesome, it is great.
Lives have been refreshed, revived and sustained. Thanks, WILD family, you really
listened to God. Blessings to the WILD USA FAMILIES that have continued contributing. It is more blessed to give than to receive! May the glory be to God.”
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WILD Ministries is an international inderdenominational leadership development Ministry based out of Rhinelander, WI under the direction of Mike Prom, the International Director and its Board of Directors.
WILD is a growing ministry within Africa, Asia, and the US. Each continent has been divided up into regions with each region having its own Coordinator. Under each Regional Coordinator are National Directors who oversee National Teams that carry out the functions of WILD Ministries within each country.
The International office staff work under the direction of the International Director to equip the Ministry as a whole.
International Director International Office
Africa Coordinator and Zambia Regional Coordinator
Rev Edward Baleke
Uganda Regional Coordinator
David Sunday Mulbah
Liberia Regional Coordinator
Asia Regional Coordinator
Asia Regional Director
Administrative Assistant International Office
Board Member, Grant Research International Office
Grant Writer International Office
Marketing & Social Media Director International Office
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