Proverbs 28:1 …the righteous are BOLD as a lion.

Wow…what an amazing 2018 Connect Tour. Some are saying it was one of our best with record setting attendance at each of the seven locations. Over 500 OMN pastors, missionaries and local church leaders attended. Our theme this year is BOLD and it was the emphasis of this year’s Connect Tour.

Boldness is a willingness to venture out and do the right thing at the right time, regardless of the barriers or fears we may encounter. This enables us to speak the truth, perform a task without fear of the consequences or results, because it is the right, biblical thing to do.

What does a BOLD LEADER look like in 2018?

Here are 5 common qualities I see in bold pastors and leaders:

1.      BOLD Leaders HAVE A CLEAR MISSON

          They have identified the WHY in their leadership and life.

2.      Bold Leaders HAVE A COMPELLING VISION

          They know WHAT they are attempting to accomplish.

3.      Bold Leaders HAVE A COLLABORATIVE TEAM

          They know it takes a team to fulfill the dream.

4.      Bold Leaders HAVE A COURAGEOUS HEART

          They know it requires deliberate action steps.

5.      Bold Leaders HAVE A COMMITMENT TO GROW

They look for ways to be enriched, stretched and improved.

Which of these five areas do you need to grow? As you move through the next 10 months of this year, let me encourage you to re:SET your goals and restructure your schedule. Take time to ask God to guide you into a new season of effectiveness; then be willing to take at least one bold step where God leads.

You were made to do something BOLD for God!