Just 9% of Protestant senior pastors are women, yet 79% of Americans say they are comfortable with a female priest or pastor. Among Evangelicals, that drops to just 39%.*
*What Americans Think About Women in Power, Barna survey, March 2017
CBE is passionate about helping women answer their call to ministry, so we're offering the Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarship. Alvera Mickelsen, a CBE founder and its first board chair, was a prophetic theologian and gracious ambassador of biblical gender equality. Alvera was a people’s theologian, bending her enormous talents toward fanning into flames God’s gifts and call in women’s lives, and this scholarship celebrates her legacy.
The Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Alvera’s family. For the life of the fund, CBE will award at least $5,000 per year in tuition assistance to women pursuing a post-graduate degree in a ministry, youth work, communications, or pastoral or nonprofit work (must be a US accredited program).
CBE awarded $12,000 in 2018. To assist as many women as possible in 2019, CBE is hoping to raise $18,000, and thanks to generous donors, we are almost halfway there! If you share a commitment to empowering women in ministry, please make a generous gift today.