Women called to ministry are surrounded by a “culture of disbelief” in America. Their pathways to ordination and service remain an uphill climb. Nevertheless, more and more women are entering ministry, in some denominations tripling the numbers in the last two decades.
—"No Joke! Resisting the 'Culture of Disbelief' That Keeps Clergy Women Pushing Uphill,"
Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, July 2019
CBE believes that women are empowered by God to lead, teach, and preach. We also know that answering God's call to lead isn't easy, so we're offering the Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarship (AMMS). Alvera Mickelsen, a CBE founder and its first board chair, was a prophetic theologian and gracious ambassador of the Bible's support for women's leadership. 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 AMMS is made possible through the generosity of the CBE community. For the life of the fund, CBE will award a minimum of $5,000 per year in tuition assistance to women pursuing a master's degree in ministry, youth work, communications, or pastoral or nonprofit work (must be a US accredited program). Friends like you can contribute toward the AMMS fund to extend more scholarships to more women.
CBE awarded $12,000 in 2018 and $18,000 in 2019. We'd love to build on that momentum by assisting even more women this year. Thanks to generous friends like you, we've already raised 85% of our 2020 goal! If you share a commitment to empowering women in ministry, please make a gift today.