August 2021

Meet Our New Editor

CBE is excited to announce our new editor of Mutuality, Sarabeth Marcello. Let's let her introduce herself!

"Hello! My name is Sarabeth Marcello, and I’m the new Mutuality editor for CBE! I hold a BA in English and Bible from the University of Northwestern—St. Paul. Before coming to CBE, I worked for three years at the Minnesota South District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. I discovered CBE through the Mutuality Matters podcast, and I desire to see all women and men empowered to embrace the call God places on their lives, whatever that may be. A Minnesotan through and through, I currently reside in St. Paul with an array of houseplants that I try (and often fail) to keep alive."

We are excited to have Sarabeth Marcello on the CBE team. She already has two opportunities for you to get involved this month and write for Mutuality! Read on to check them out, and don't miss our other August announcements, including major conference discounts, a free seminar, meeting our scholarship winners, and reading or listening to new blog posts and podcasts!


News Updates: Around CBE

Dr. Mimi Haddad, President

Podcast Episodes, Coming Soon:

Alabaster Jar Podcast, which "takes on current issues impacting women at the intersection of faith, theology, and ministry."

A World of Difference, "a celebration of differences, and a space to discuss how in learning about our differences we discover how we all can benefit from simply listening to and learning from each other." 

Check out these podcasts, and watch for Mimi on upcoming episodes!

In the Classroom:

Mimi will teach Women in Church History and Theology for Fuller Seminary students this coming fall quarter.

CBE is thrilled to announce the 2021 recipients of the Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarship (AMMS)! Each of these remarkable women uniquely illustrates the importance of empowering women in ministry. CBE is proud to support them as they work toward graduate degrees in divinity, theology, and missions. Emily, Laura, and Michelle are no strangers to the barriers faced by women in ministry, but they remain committed to answering God’s call. It’s our honor to empower and encourage these women and women like them to use their God-given talents as they pursue their callings. Visit the AMMS home page to read the winner’s bios to learn more about them!

You can Empower Women to Lead in Ministry

AMMS has become one of CBE’s most popular programs and we need your help to keep it strong for many years to come by building up the fund with another $30,000.

The scholarships enable women to work as leaders beside men in churches and ministries, which benefits everyone!

The AMMS award affirms the work Emily does among the marginalized and her calling as a woman leader in the church. She is especially grateful for the life of Alvera Mickelsen and hopes to honor her legacy by advocating for women in leadership with both truth and grace.

CLICK HERE to join us in affirming women’s leadership and their call to ministry. Your support makes the Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarships possible!


Save 50% on CBE's 2021 Online Conference!

CBE hosts annual conferences, in the US and abroad, that feature world-renowned pastors, scholars, and activists who equip Christian men and women to lead and serve as equals.

Humanitarian experts the world over recognize that communities flourish when women's equality is a priority. Yet women are not free to lead in many churches and Christian organizations. Join CBE online for “Men, Women, and God: Theology and Its Impact” on September 10–11 as we explore theological and practical tools for advancing women's leadership in faith-based NGO’s and non-profits, in churches and seminaries, and in our daily lives. 

Save 50% on Conference Registration!

Now is the perfect time to become a CBE church/organizational member. That’s because members get 50% OFF conference registration—$49.50 in savings per person—AND print subscriptions to Mutuality and Priscilla Papers! Learn more here or give us a call at 612-872-6898.


CBE's Summer Intern

CBE takes talent, skills, and training seriously, and our internships provide opportunities to learn and grow!

Meet our summer intern, Bethany Ritter. She is a double major of religion and sociology at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Bethany is on the leadership team for Common Worship, a ministry on her campus. When she is not in classes, reading textbooks, or writing papers, she loves to drink coffee with friends, bake, and read for fun.

Bethany has been a huge help to CBE's media team, adding content to several online platforms. She also has assisted CBE with work for the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in November.

Are you looking for a paid internship to gain new skills while helping a cause you’re passionate about? We’re looking for work-from-home interns to help advance CBE’s ministry in areas like theology, writing and editing, marketing, media and journalism, and many more! Check out our website, spread the word, or apply today.


Calling All Writers—Two Opportunities to Write for Women’s Equality!

Submissions for the winter issue of Mutuality magazine

In this issue of Mutuality, we want to examine the current state of the egalitarian movement in the worldwide church. We will pay heed to recent wins for gender equality in the last five, ten, even twenty years. Yet we also want to look with hope toward future work still needing to be done. Where should we as egalitarians be focusing our efforts?

To learn more about this topic and find ideas for possible angles, visit our website.

If you already have an idea and are interested in writing a piece for us, read our writer’s guidelines.

Email with your submissions. 

Mutuality magazine articles are due September 6!

CBE’s annual writing contest is turning FIVE!

Do you want to help dismantle theological patriarchy in the home, church, and world? Then CBE invites you to write for our fifth annual writing contest! We’re passionate about giving women and men of all cultures, races, and classes a platform to share their stories and insights about biblical gender equality, egalitarian theology, and Christian feminism. Writing contest entries are due September 17. Check our blog for more info!


New in CBE Bookstore!

A curated collection of books and resources that affirms and promotes the biblical truth that women and men are to lead and serve as equals.

Browse the new books in CBE Bookstore!


Mutuality Blog

CBE's weekly blog shares egalitarian theology and explores its intersection with everyday life.

She Believed Him

My Story Shows There Are Still Barriers to Pastoral Ministry for Women

Women Make Up a Majority of the Church—So Why Don’t We Sing More Worship Songs Written by Them?

The Old Testament Marriage That Showed Me Equality Is God’s Design


CBE Chapters

Chapters are a local expression of the movement led by CBE, collaborating to advance biblical equality in homes, churches, and communities.

Using their individual creativity and unique gifts, CBE chapters host a variety of events such as educational forums, leadership summits, community meals, fundraisers like golf tournaments and Zumbathons, film screenings, and coffee talks. Local chapters also function as incubators where members grow in advocacy and communication skills, which they can then contribute to CBE’s magazine, academic journal, annual conferences, and blog. Join or start a CBE chapter today.


CBE Church and Organization Membership

Now is the Perfect Time to Join CBE! 

CBE’s church and organization membership program is designed for churches, seminaries, nonprofits, and other Christian organizations who are committed to freeing both women and men to lead and serve side by side as equals. Now is the perfect time to join because CBE church and organization members get 50% OFF registration ($49.50 in savings per person) to CBE’s “Men, Women, and God: Theology and Its Impact” online conference that will explore theological and practical tools for advancing women's leadership. 

Imagine how your team would benefit, learning from 28 world-renowned scholars, activists, non-profit leaders, and pastors with decades of experience advocating for women, including:

Kate Coleman is the founding director of Next Leadership and has over 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity, and business sectors. She is recognized as one of the 20 most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK and is the author of 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership.

Natalie Collins is a gender justice specialist and a speaker and trainer on issues of male violence against women. She trains individuals and organizations to respond to male violence against women.

Lucy Peppiatt is principal of Westminster Theological Centre and the author of several books, including Rediscovering Scripture's Vision for Women: Fresh Perspectives on Disputed Texts

Boaz Johnson is a professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago, IL, whose writing has appeared in publications such as Christianity Today and The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Not only do CBE member organizations reap huge savings on conferences, they also receive print subscriptions to Mutuality and Priscilla Papers!

Learn more here.


Get Involved!

Greek Reading Club

Interested in joining a one-one Greek self-study group for monthly readings of the Greek NT, Apostolic Fathers, or classical Greek? Don’t know Greek? Join anyway and learn! CBE’s Greek Reading Club meets the first Friday of each month, noon–1 pm CST. All are welcome. Contact for more information.

Serve on Our Prayer Team

You are invited to have a huge impact at CBE by serving on our prayer team. Email for details.

Your Church Policy, Our Mission

CBE seeks church policies affirming the full equality of men and women and its implications for all of church life and practice. For more information contact Denise Clarke at


Is it time to review your estate plans?

Miss this free, 20-minute live stream event on the most common reasons to update your will or trust? Video and audio recordings are available here!


Financial Update

You are appreciated! You, our CBE community, contributed 16% toward our second quarter September goal of $145,653.

Click HERE to give securely online and join us in spreading the message that God calls men and women
for equal partnership. CBE’s ministry is not possible without YOU!

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