For some of us being bolder might mean speaking up more, for others a bold move might be saying “no” to a busy schedule to spend time in solitude. Our experiences of bold faith are unique to each of us and what we are going through.
We do believe the source of boldness in discipleship is common. It is found in the One we are following. It is found in His example, His promises, His power.
For if what faded away came with splendor, what is permanent must have much more splendor. Since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 2 Corinthians 3:11-12 (RSV)
As part of the process to become a local lay pastor, I was evaluated by several people. One of the comments for growth was that I “can sometimes be paralyzed by fear.” It was accurate. Each of us have reactions to fear that can be counterproductive. Some people lash out. Others become defensive. I would rather escape. Part of the reason for deciding on “Bold” Discipleship was because of the BoLD model I’ve used in teaching. But another reason for developing this website is that I want to grow in being bolder for Christ.
We pray and hope this website and ministry encourages and challenges you to bolder discipleship, however that looks in your life. We are grateful to share the journey with you.
What step are you taking to be a bit bolder in your faith? Saying “no” to something? Saying “yes” to something new? How might we pray for or encourage you? (Your willingness to share may encourage someone else to take a step.)