Miles Welch Developing Next Generation Leaders

One of my great joys in ministry is overseeing the 12Stone Residency program, training up the next generation of church leaders. Mack Suits, a resident who serves in our Spiritual formation department, will be sharing his leadership wisdom on the blog today. 

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In Proverbs 24:3-4 Solomon writes, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” I believe this is a road map to “get wisdom“. In order to walk in wisdom, we must first acquire knowledge and then deepen that knowledge with understanding.

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In Proverbs 24:3-4 Solomon writes, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” I believe  this is a road map to “get wisdom”.  In order to walk in wisdom, we must first acquire knowledge and then deepen that knowledge with understanding.

The first step on the journey to wisdom is acquiring knowledge. Knowledge is simply facts the and information.  As I suggested in the last post, we are not born with the information we need to live a wise life – we have to be intentional learners.

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I believe we cannot pursue wisdom without an initial grasp of our own foolishness, because we will not take the necessary steps to become wise until we see our need for it. Wise leaders are rare, because most of us  will choose not to address our foolishness. 

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E.M. Bounds wrote a powerful call to spiritual leaders to pray, which I share below  with a few comments. You can learn more about E.M. Bounds here

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This is the fourth post in a series on self-leadership. Self-leadership is a proactive process, where leaders first seek self-understanding and then use it to intentionally direct their lives. So far, we have talked about the proactive nature of self-leadership and what it means to seek self-understanding. In this post, we will explore how to intentionally direct our lives.

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This is the third in a series of blog posts about self-leadership. In the first post, I defined self-leadership as “a proactive process where leaders first seek self-understanding, and then use it to intentionally direct their lives. The second examines how to be proactive in self-leadership, and here we’ll explore the importance and purpose of self-understanding. 

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This is the second in a series of blog posts exploring  self-leadership. In the first post, I defined self-leadership as “a proactive process where leaders first seek self-understanding, and then use it to intentionally direct their lives.

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Self-leadership is the most critical aspect of your leadership; it unlocks your ability to lead others. This is the first in a series of posts exploring the importance of  self-leadership and the intentional strategies that enable you to be a focused, diligent and effective leader.

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