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 39%.*
*What Americans Think About Women in Power, Barna Group study, 2017
CBE is passionate about helping women answer their call to ministry, so we're offering Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarships (AMMS). 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 AMMS is made possible through the generosity of Alvera’s family. For the life of the fund, CBE will award a minimum of $5,000 per year in tuition assistance to women in the US pursuing a master's degree in a 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. To assist as many women as possible in 2019, CBE hopes to increase the award to three $6,000 scholarships. Thanks to generous donors, we are more than half way to our $18,000 goal! If you share a commitment to empowering women in ministry, please make a generous gift today.