It’s a fact: no one is leaving the church faster than women.

Too many women feel invalidated and undervalued in their local churches. They encounter a glass ceiling faster on Sundays than they do any other day of the week. Their voice and their perspective are too often missing from the pulpit and from the leadership table. What is most heartbreaking, and alarming, is that as women are leaving, they are taking the next generation along with them.

Jesus modeled a life that empowers women. He told Mary Magdalene to announce His resurrection. The Samaritan woman was the first to declare He was the Messiah. He used Lydia to start a wave of His truth that would go the ends of the earth. Jesus gave women their voice and His heart is to see them empowered to lead.

Now, we have the opportunity to follow His empowerment model. We need to invest in women and celebrate their value and worth. That’s why we started Bloom, to invest in women of influence and empower their voice within the church and the community.


  1. Compelling Communication
  2. Strategic Thinking
  3. Interpersonal Skills
  4. Catalytic Leadership
  5. Spiritual Vitality


"I’m more confident in who I am as a leader and embracing my way of leadership. I am putting on the mantle knowing that God has called me to be a leader and take it on with confidence and courage. This cohort has helped me see some of my blind spots and I’m leaving Bloom a more confident leader."
"This Cohort has really been life-giving in a season that has held plenty of discouragement. I appreciate the friendships and the commitment to pursuing excellence in our callings."


January 2022-June 2022
Hosted at Gather RVA



Hannah Baldwin

Hannah is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and the Co-Lead Pastor & Co-Founder of New Community Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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Jane Abbate

Former CEO, Jane now serves as a professional Executive Coach, author, and speaker. She is the founder of Messy Miracles, Inc. and the My Mentor Jane Podcast.

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