What do we do when things fall apart? What do we do when our best laid plans do not turn out the way we intended? What do we do when even the Church as we know it shifted in unexpected ways? How should we respond? The phrase do not fear is all over Scripture. FEARLESS is the posture in which we want to lead and serve in church planting. FEARLESS for the Bloom Community means that regardless of our circumstances, we will choose not to live in fear, but to move through the world with courage that only comes from the Holy Spirit.
Now, ask yourself these 3 questions—
- Has this last year been challenging for you?
- Do you find yourself craving time to invest in yourself and care for your soul?
- Could you use some space to connect with other women in church planting?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then the 2021 Virtual Bloom Retreat is for YOU!
We know as church planters you have been faced with tough decisions and circumstances over the past year. This retreat will help you set aside some time that is just for you! You will have the opportunity to hear from women who are leading and serving in unique church planting contexts throughout the country, as well as worship and connect with women in similar spaces of life and ministry. Our team is confident that you will leave this retreat encouraged to live fearlessly as you maximize your role in starting churches!
Bianca Olthoff describes herself as a passionate Jesus-loving, bible-teaching, book-writing MexiRican who loves to help people navigate life, connect in community, and live significantly. Bianca has spent many years building the Church and mobilizing God’s people to action by writing books, creating In The Name of Love, a non-profit dedicated to transforming lives, and planting The Father’s House OC in September 2018.
We want you to feel seen and valued. Even though we aren’t meeting in person, there will be specific times during the virtual retreat for you to connect in small groups with women in similar life spaces and ministry roles. These relationships can help you build a network of support on your church planting journey.