Wisdom from the crucible of experience

Experience isn’t just a matter of having done a lot of stuff or lived a long time. For experience to actually matter, we need to take time to reflect on what has happened and what we’ve done.

Effective leaders take time to reflect on what’s going on in their ministries. They learn from their experience. What didn’t go as well as expected? How can we learn from our mistakes? What went better than expected? What principles were operating here that made this effective?

Taking the time to learn from experience is how you cultivate wisdom. That can be done both individually and with our teams. We can then translate our findings into principles that we can incorporate into our lives and ministries.