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.
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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:”
COVID-19 has brought many difficulties and hardships like lost jobs and income, food shortages and a lack of medical supplies.
The challenge is the effect of
COVID-19 on our country’s
economy, in short poverty and
famine is increasing everyday.”
Pastor and WILD Director
“After four good years I received a
Bachelor’s Degree and now take
Masters’ level courses. To be honest
WILD has had more impact on my life
than the Bible School just because
WILD training is so practical than
theology. WILD makes me more
responsible causing me to consider
what real spiritual leadership is with all
its challenges. I have never known
better men than those with WILD. The
material is not historical but actual; it is
not so theological but biblical. The
subject makes you meditate and
"We have gained so much from WILD discipleship training. After training, we don't remain the same, but have a new heart to reach for lost souls. All glory to God."
Trainer Vivien Niyonzima, Burundi
"Ziada said with tears in her eyes that these teachings will help her restore her relationship with her husband. She added that the chapter taught her to be humble and have patience. She really thanks WILD for coming in her life."
Great interest was shown in Esther 4:14
where Mordecai revealed an unshakeable
trust in God when asking Esther to take
decisive action for her people. A certain lady
among our discipleship group had a dilemma.
A prospective groom asked her to renounce
her Christian faith and to adopt African
Traditional Religion so he could marry her,
support her two children and fund her tailor
shop business. Having been strengthened in
faith by the message on Esther, she refused
to renounce her faith in Christ and let the man
go. Surprisingly, God moved her employer to
fund her business."
“After four good years I received a
Bachelor’s Degree and now taking Masters’
level courses, but to be honest WILD has
had more impact on my life than the Bible
School just because WILD training is so
practical than theology. WILD make me
more responsible and has caused me to
consider what real spiritual leadership is with
all is it challenges. I have never known
better men in the Bible School than with
WILD. The material is not historical, but
actual, it is not so theological but Biblical.
The subject makes you to meditate and to
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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
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