Leading Together, Serving as Equals
CBE International (Christians for Biblical Equality) advances the gospel by equipping Christians to use their God-given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class.
CBE, a 501c3 nonprofit, is supported by a community that believes the Bible, properly interpreted, calls women and men to lead and serve as equals, based on Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28.
Through CBE, “I learned men and women are equal. God did not curse [women], he cursed the ground. He did not curse those he loved, his own image. We must read the Bible holistically to understand it.”
—Youth pastor in Uganda
With supporters, ministry partners, and local chapters from over 100 denominations and 65 countries, CBE engages Christians with conferences, adult and youth curricula, multi-media resources, award-winning publications, a blog, and more.
CBE collaborates with pastors, churches, schools, and NGOs around the world to eliminate gender-based violence and human trafficking, and improve girls’ access to education by raising the status of women.
Helping the Church Prevent Abuse
“I am currently on the journey of recovering from [clergy] abuse and have a God-given passion to help speak into and resolve the issue in our churches…I enjoy the connection with CBE and the resources you provide.”
In the US and around the world, 1 in 3 women are victims of physical abuse by an intimate partner, and studies show abuse is as common in the church as in society. CBE is working with church leaders to prevent abuse and create communities where women and men flourish as equals.
Healing and Hope
“Thank you, quite literally, for my faith. Without CBE, at this point my very dear husband would be grieving terribly over my loss of faith.”
For more than 30 years, CBE’s articles, books, and conferences have provided healing and hope for Christian women and men around the world.
Connect with CBE
CBE Bookstore offers reviewed and relevant books on the Bible’s call for women and men to share leadership and service equally.
CBE hosts annual international conferences featuring world renowned pastors, scholars, and speakers to educate, encourage, and equip Christians to advocate for biblical gender equality.
CBE church and organization membership provides support for organizations eager to build egalitarian momentum, including free subscriptions and discounted conference registration.
Chapters are CBE’s hands and feet in communities around the world, providing a way for local members and supporters to connect and minister together.