What is WILD and What Does WILD Do?

Complimentary Story
January 2023

  Wise Intentional Leadership Development is a Christ-centered, interdenominational, international organization which exists to effectively implement Biblical leadership principles to leaders of all ages in an intentional and strategic manner.  Based in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, frequent questions asked include where is WILD ministering and how does WILD minister.

   Countries WILD has an established ministry team presence in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote’ D’Ivoire, Togo, Benin, India, and Nepal.  WILD has a developing presence in Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa and South Sudan.  

   Behind the scenes are significant army of warriors who pray, contribute financially and volunteer.  WILD could not survive without the gracious aid of about 50 volunteers who immensely help make WILD events function smoothly.
   For ten years WILD has hosted the WILD Hodag Mini-Triathlon the 4th Saturday in August.  This year 73 participants endured a steady rain and prayerfully no lightning. More than a dozen businesses and special donors sponsored the race.  In addition, three weekends during the year, WILD volunteers assist WILD staff in parking/directing traffic at the two Crandon Brush Run weekends and Cranberry Fest in Eagle River.    

   Written for primarily high schooler through adults, WILD has developed teaching and training material for use throughout the world.  Foundations of Spiritual Leadership – Understanding how and what God looks for in leaders who desire to represent Him in a person’s area of influence.  A video series accompanies the written material.  WILD also offers Worldview Understanding as the material looks at ten different disciplines to include theology, psychology, law, politics and family.  Bible character studies offer leadership studies on people that includes Barnabas, Paul, Titus, John the Baptist, Ruth, Rahab, Mary and Priscilla.  
   Specialized leadership training includes an eight session training on Foundations of Spiritual Leadership and a Spiritual Gifts seminar.  These trainings involve a suggested cost per person. 
   Additionally, WILD has developed a public school friendly curriculum based off the WILD Foundations of Spiritual Leadership material.  Currently, Rhinelander High School has offered this class for the past four years  Three Lakes, Adams-Friendship and Elcho school districts are also offering the class.  Several other school districts as seriously considering adding this class to their syllabus.  High school districts are offering the semester class for ½ elective graduating credit.

   COVID also caused WILD to shift strategies on how to carry out ministry because no one in the world could gather in large groups.  The solution was individual or small Discipleship groups.  Growth was tremendous and also in the first 18 months of COVID, WILD provided financial assistance to those who discipled.  For a high number of disciplers, this was their only source of income. 

   In the spirit of discipleship and focused development, WILD stresses the Multiplication Strategy.  This strategy was used for the first time in 2007 in Zambia.  In the week long training of the Foundations of Spiritual Leadership, most of the dozen Zambians who attended the 2007 training are Zambia’s WILD’s key leadership and trainers today.  
For more information, check out WILD’s website:

Mike Prom, International Director,
Wise Intentional
Leadership Development
P.O. Box 662 • Rhinelander, WI  54501

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