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 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 in 2020! If you share a commitment to empowering women in ministry, please make a generous gift today.