Your Network theme for 2018 is BOLD, based on the lines in Proverbs 28:1 …the righteous are as bold as a lion. God has compelled us to take BOLD steps throughout this year in order to fulfill the demanding and dynamic mission we have to Develop Effective Leaders and Build Healthy Churches and Ministries.

2 Timothy 1:7 (The Message)
God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.

Here are the 10 Bold Actions I believe God has called us as a Network to give our full attention to this year.

  1. Work to help every OMN minister be healthy and better equipped.
  2. Work to see that every OMN church experiences growth and increase.
  3. Work to raise up a new class of credentialed ministers.
  4. Work to insure every OMN event experiences and enjoys the presence of God.
  5. Work to expand our Church Planting and PAC Initiatives.
  6. Work to assist all OMN churches in being disciple-making churches.
  7. Work to increase our Bending the Sending Edge world-wide missionary family.
  8. Work to insure all OMN churches have access to financial accounting services.
  9. Work to improve the OMN’s financial position to provide increased resources.
  10. Work to finalize the next phase for the OMN office.

Each of these bold steps carry with them a demand of intentional actions and deliberate strategies. I believe with your help and involvement we can accomplish the task. This month I’ll look forward to our annual Connect Tour around the state in key locations. Each stop will feature several presentations designed to inspire and inform us to our next bold steps. I will look forward to meeting with you and your local church leadership at a location near you.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very BOLD.