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Upcoming Mutuality Themes

Issues of Mutuality are generally built around a theme. Below are the themes for 2018.

To submit an article or query, email our editor, Tim Krueger, at tkrueger@cbeinternational.org. (Feel free to get in touch even if the deadline has passed—we may still be able to use your submission.)

Note: the topic ideas below are ideas only. Feel free to submit articles or proposals on other topics related to the themes. We will also consider articles unrelated to the themes, and may ask to hold them for future issues.

Spring 2018: This Is What a Preacher Looks Like

We are no longer accepting submissions for this issue.

Summer 2018: Age of the Silence Breakers

We are no longer accepting submissions for this issue.

Autumn 2018: Boys Don’t Cry: A Crisis of Vulnerability

We are no longer accepting submissions for this issue.

Winter 2018: Gender and Church Planting

  • Articles due: November 1, 2018
  • Publication date: December 5, 2018

It sometimes seems like church planting is dominated by men with big personalities and authoritarian leadership styles. Is the stereotype true, and if so, why? What is the status of egalitarian church planting, and what can be done to ensure the success of egalitarian church plants and especially female church planters?

Topic ideas (submissions are not limited to these topics):

  • What is the status of egalitarian church planting, and why is it important that egalitarians plant churches?
  • Tell your story of being part of an egalitarian church, or of being a female church planter. What have been your challenges and successes?
  • How can an egalitarian planting a church ensure that the church is egalitarian in practice as well? What kind of practices and structures facilitate egalitarian leadership and community? What can people do to make it work—from denominations to pastors/leaders to congregants?
  • How can church planters make sure they’re planting a church that will be a safe and empowering place for women, from day one and ground-level?
  • How does race factor into church planting and female leadership especially where Westerners are planting churches in non-Western contexts? What can be done to improve the situation?
  • Women perform unpaid and unrecognized labor in many areas of life. How does the world of church planting mirror this oversight? Are women putting in the work to establish a plant only to go uncredited and unrecognized as a leader once the church takes off? Are there biblical examples that can shed further light on this, where women performed the labor and men got the credit? Where do we see God giving credit to women for their leadership in the church? Why should the church break from culture in expecting this unrecognized labor from women?

Is there a theme you’d like to see Mutuality address? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us through our contact form.