There's been something happening amongst Christian women. We're not content to sit on the sidelines. We're not content to take pat answers to hard questions. We're not content with surface-level Bible study. We want more. We want to go deeper into God's Word so that we can grow and be more like Him.
We also don't want to do it alone. We know that we are "better together." We don't want catty, petty, shallow relationships with other women. We want to link arms with our sisters in Christ and dive into the Scriptures together.
So that's what Bloom is all about. On Saturday the Coral Gables campus of our church, Christ Fellowship, will host a women's gathering. But that's not all it is. It's not just brunch and worship and a message. (Though I love me some brunch) We are gathering together as one body so that we can figure out how best to disciple one another. We believe that being a part of each other's lives week in and week out is integral to the proper discipling of women (and men too, but we're focusing on women right now). We want to give women the opportunity to be encouraged by the Word and fellowship with fellow believers, and we also want to give them the opportunity to join or start their very own small groups. Small groups where they can foster meaningful gospel-centered relationships with other Christian women. Small groups where they can go deep into God's Word. Small groups where they can truly bloom and blossom. Join us.
10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”