Men and Women
Are you hungry for a deeper encounter with God? Do you need deeper relationships to help you grow spiritually? You should join us at Bold Venture!
Bold Venture is not really a conference. It’s an organic network of men and women who believe we must have authentic relationships in order to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
Our three-day retreats are not just about listening to speakers, even though we have great ones. We build our events around intense worship, inspirational teaching and lots of fellowship around meals and in small groups. And we emphasize the importance of mentoring because Jesus spent most of His time discipling His followers. I hope you will join us this year for an event near you!
Director Bold Venture
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“I started these short, weekly texts as an extra way to stay in close touch with the guys and girls I’m discipling. Each week I give them a practical tip about some aspect of spiritual growth. Feel free to share them with those you are discipling.”
– Lee Grady
“Real disciples make disciples. They don’t just sit in pews year after year like spectators.” –Lee Grady
The ultimate purpose of Bold Venture is to inspire Christians to take the Great Commission seriously. We are not called to gather crowds; Jesus commanded to make disciples. We can only do that by intentionally investing in others in an intensely personal way. Disciples are not made in a factory; they are hand-crafted! When you attend a Bold Venture event you will come away inspired to invest your time in others so that they too can make disciples.
Vitaly Vitorsky"The last Bold Venture made a big impact on my life. With all the blessings that I got there, I also received my restoration as a man of God. The dog tag that I still wear always reminds me that I am not my own ... I belong to Jesus. I'm in His army, and for me there is no turning back. It is a privilege to serve and to be in the army of God.”
Natasha Shedrivaya (Moscow, Russia)"Lee Grady is one of the very few male voices in support of women in ministry. Years ago Lee invited me to participate in a women’s event in Kiev, Ukraine, and later in several Bold Venture events for women. All of those events became life changing for me. Although I am myself a women leader in Russia and I believe God calls women into spiritual leadership, Lee has an amazing gift to gather women, bring them together in an atmosphere where they are encouraged and healed from all the damage that religion has cased by forbidding and limiting women in the body of Christ. I believe what Lee Grady does is a truly apostolic work. God already did His part in saving the world by sending Jesus to die on the cross. Now it is our responsibility as men and women to rise in our callings and bring forth harvest of souls into His kingdom. Lee Grady has devoted his life to equip women and men to be all God called them to be in order to fulfill Great Commission!"
Ruth Alpha (Allentown, Pennsylvania)"When I first met Lee Grady in 1997 he was praying under the stage at a women's conference with a few other guys. It touched my heart that men would be praying for women. I said to myself, "I have to meet this man!" What I have learned most from Lee and his ministry is that God doesn't see gender. He values, loves and calls His precious daughters into ministry. While attending one of Lee's Bold Venture women's retreats, I remember him saying, "There's not a female version of the Holy Spirit for women." Lee has taught me to believe in myself and to be bold in my calling. And he always makes me feel valued as a colleague and friend. Lee's love and dedication to fight the oppression of women around the globe, and his unwavering commitment to teach relational discipleship wherever he goes, has left a lasting impression on my heart. Now I try to live out these two principles in my ministry. Lee is not only a friend and colleague, but I consider him one of my mentors as well."
Felipe Amorim (Orlando, Florida)"Back in 2005, when I was only 15, Lee Grady saw something in me that no one had seen before, not even myself. He invested his time to extract that out of me and was always there when I needed him. He showed me the love and grace of Christ through my most difficult times. I'm a youth pastor today. I am who I am because of his personal, intentional discipleship."
Kelechi Okengwu (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)"What endeared me to Lee Grady and his ministry is his integrity and sincerity. While many look for ways to make money in ministry, Lee's utmost desire is to make disciples for the kingdom of God. I have traveled with him for preaching engagements and seen firsthand how the Spirit of God works in hundreds of strong men (including pastors) to break the evil spirit of domestic abuse. The Bold Venture conference which I attended in Philadelphia has left a lasting positive impact on me and my family. Lee is passionate about helping both women and men fulfill their divine callings."