Churches and Organizations

Join a global community of like-minded Christians, committed to the Bible's message of gender equality and justice in the home, church, and world. Your membership includes cutting-edge, award-winning resources. It also supports and sustains our ministry!

  1. What is a CBE church or organizational membership?
  2. Why should my church or organization become a CBE member?
  3. What are the membership benefits?
  4. How much does membership cost?
  5. How can my church or organization become a CBE member?
  6. Would it be beneficial for my college or seminary to join CBE?
  7. Can my institution join as an organizational member if our library already subscribes?
  8. What is CBE's Egalitarian Church Directory?


What is a CBE church or organizational membership?

A church or organizational membership (for groups such as seminaries, Christian colleges, women’s studies departments, nonprofit organizations, and marriage ministries) is a partnership between CBE and the leadership of your group. Through a church or organizational membership, CBE provides you with publications, books, opportunities to host CBE speakers, and discounted conference registrations to equip and empower the egalitarian leadership of your organization.


Why should my church or organization become a CBE member?

While many churches and organizations are committed to biblical equality in theory, they may lack the resources or the experience to equip and mobilize their members to affirm and advance gift-based leadership. CBE’s writers and speakers are experienced and passionate about releasing both men and women to serve Christ. It’s what we do! If your church or organization is exploring biblical equality or is already committed to it, we would love to walk alongside you through membership, providing resources and support.


What are the membership benefits?

Every church or organizational member receives:

  1. Regular discounts on resources from CBE Bookstore, including CBE-produced recordings
  2. The option of a listing in CBE's Egalitarian Church Directory (for churches) or the inclusion of your logo on CBE’s website (for organizations)
  3. Access to the Members Only Page of CBE's website, including electronic access to the four most recent issues of our publications
  4. A free resource annually for your library or staff. The 2014 resource is J. Lee Grady’s lecture entitled, “Jael’s Lethal Weapon: Why Women Cannot be Sidelined in this Critical Hour”
  5. Prayer support offered from the CBE staff
  6. 50% off CBE conference registration for leaders of your church or organization (see details in chart below)
  7. Subscriptions to both Mutuality and Priscilla Papers, CBE's award-winning quarterly publications (see details in chart below)
  8. Advertising discounts in CBE's publications (see details in chart below)

Conference discount and subscription benefits are tiered, and determined by the size of your church or organization:

Membership Level Conference Discounts Subscriptions Ad Discounts
1-100 people 50% off registration for 1 leader 1 subscription 15% off
101-500 people 50% off registration for 2 leaders 2 subscriptions 20% off
501-1000 people 50% off registration for 3 leaders 4 subscriptions 30% off
1001-2000 people 50% off registration for 4 leaders 6 subscriptions 40% off
2001-5000 people 50% off registration for 5 leaders 8 subscriptions 50% off
5001+ people 50% off registration for 6 leaders 10 subscriptions 60% off


How much does membership cost?

Pricing (in US dollars) is determined by the size of your church or organization:

Membership Level Annual Dues
1-100 people $60
101-500 people $95
501-1000 people $150
1001-2000 people $235
2001-5000 people $325
5001+ people $420


How can my church or organization become a CBE member?

There are three easy ways to join CBE:

  1. Online: Go to CBE Bookstore
  2. Phone: 612-872-6898, Mondays through Fridays, between 9am and 5pm CST
  3. Mail or Fax: Print and complete a Membership Application Form (PDF) and send it to us. You may pay by credit card or check, or request an invoice


Would it be beneficial for my college or seminary to join CBE?

Yes! Interest in biblical equality has exploded on college and seminary campuses. We would love to provide resources to your eager faculty, staff, and students. In addition, your school's membership to CBE provides an opportunity to send a strong message to potential students, staff, and faculty that they will be a welcome and valued part of your academic community. Check out this video from CBE member Fuller Seminary, which they created to show at CBE's 2011 conference in Seattle and are using on their website to communicate full support for women in ministry.

Also, view this article (PDF) by Ashland Seminary faculty member Dr. Paul Chilcote on how CBE membership has benefitted his seminary. 

View this handout (PDF) to find out more about your college and CBE


Can my institution join as an organizational member if our library already subscribes?

Yes! Visit our Non-Membership Subscriptions page for more information


What is CBE's Egalitarian Church Directory?

CBE keeps a directory of egalitarian churches to recommend to our members and friends looking for churches in their area. To include your church in our international directory or to receive a church recommendation, please contact us. Be sure to also check out our churches page, which provides useful tips for determining if a church is egalitarian.

View CBE's Churches page


CBE Organizational Members include:

Ashland Theological Seminary
Ashland, Ohio

Atlantic Society for Biblical Equality
New Minas, Nova Scotia

George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Portland, Oregon

Fuller Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Program
Pasadena, California

International Gospel Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Purpose Coach
Summerfield, North Carolina

Bethel College
Mishawaka, IN

Truett Theological Seminary
Waco, Texas

Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL

 

Your organization's logo could appear here—become a member today! CBE will also send you an exclusive "CBE Member Seal" for your website.