The elder needs to know the Word of God, to be saturated with it, and to share it with others. You study so that you can learn and effectively shepherd, but do you regularly memorize the Scriptures? Memorization helps us to internalize the truth so that it continually shapes us and gives us a well of wisdom to draw on for the benefit of those we lead.

Listen as Chuck Gianotti explains the importance of this often-neglected spiritual practice.