Brad Alles

Dr. Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska, his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago, and his Ed.D in Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University Wisconsin.

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Nehemiah completes the wall

Nehemiah was a cupbearer to the Persian King Artaxerxes who was motivated to return to his homeland of Judah to rebuild the city walls of Jerusalem that had been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians. Nehemiah’s leadership is marked by his dependence on God in his prayers and his reliance on godly wisdom as found [&hellip

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Nehemiah leads by example & helps the poor

Nehemiah’s leadership in the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls is noteworthy due to his reliance on prayer and his wisdom in decision-making. Despite facing external threats of terrorism and internal issues with his own people, Nehemiah navigated the difficult circumstances with divine assistance. He also led by example in helping the needy members of the community [&hellip

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Internal problems for Nehemiah

As Nehemiah led the people of Judah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, he faced external threats from enemies outside their border. But he also faced internal issues as well. Nehemiah 4:10-12 lists the people’s discouragement stemmed from weakness, willingness, and worries: “Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, ‘The strength of the laborers is giving [&hellip

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External threats to Nehemiah

As Nehemiah began construction of the walls of Jerusalem, he faced slander, threats, and terrorist plots. Even in the face of these external threats, Nehemiah responded with prayer and wisdom. One enemy of the Jews, Sanballat, said, “’What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish [&hellip

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Nehemiah’s response to verbal attacks

Nehemiah’s leadership in the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls is noteworthy due to his reliance on prayer and his wisdom in decision-making. After he inspected the destroyed walls, Nehemiah informed the people of his intent and encouraged them with news of King Artxerxes’ approval and the Lord’s blessing. But as soon as the plan been made [&hellip

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Nehemiah’s inspection before action

In the book of Nehemiah, a cupbearer to King Artaxerxes becomes governor of Judah and helps the people rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. His leadership is marked by prayer, relying on God, and wisdom, making the right decision at the right time. After arriving in Jerusalem, Nehemiah decided to inspect the condition on the walls [&hellip

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Nehemiah’s request granted

The book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament features a cupbearer to the Persian King Artaxerxes named Nehemiah who is motivated to return to his homeland of Judah to rebuild the city walls of Jerusalem that had been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians. One of the striking characteristics of Nehemiah’s leadership is his dependence [&hellip

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Nehemiah’s desire to lead

In the book of Nehemiah, a cupbearer to King Artaxerxes becomes governor of Judah and helps the people rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. His leadership is marked by prayer, relying on God, and wisdom, making the right decision at the right time. Chapter 1 opens in Susa, the winter residence of the Persian kings, around [&hellip

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Nehemiah: Leading with Prayer and Wisdom

The book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament features a cupbearer to the Persian King Artaxerxes named Nehemiah who is motivated to return to his homeland of Judah to rebuild the city walls of Jerusalem that had been destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians. One of the striking characteristics of Nehemiah’s leadership is his dependence [&hellip

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ESG Standards Summary

For a summary of Economic, Social, and Governance (ESG) Standards’ key terms, proponents, usage, and concerns, please see The Heartland Institute. It is one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks, whose mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/FAQ%20ESG%20Sheet.pdf

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