A risk involves the possibility of danger or harm, a person or thing regarded as likely to turn out good or bad within a particular context.
There can be low risk and high risk, but risk is going to be involved in leadership.
The key is learning how not to fear risk, but manage it instead.
Two questions came to mind in application for spiritual leaders:
1) What are the risks if we decide not to lead others to Christ?
2) What are the risks of waiting, or procrastinating, to lead them?
When we procrastinate or are unwilling to take the risk, we take the greatest risk of all.