About CBE and useful links

About CBE Sydney

CBE Sydney was established in 2011. The members of our committee, which currently comprise four men and four women, belong to a variety of Evangelical Christian denominations, including Anglican, Baptist, and Charismatic denominations.

“Our message is simple. We believe leadership in the church should be determined by experience, understanding, and character, not gender. We believe within marriage both husband and wife are called to mutual service. We believe these understandings of church and family are an outworking of the gospel and that they reflect the mind and the purposes of God.” – Paul Perini (Vice President of CBE Sydney)

More on the Sydney chapter of CBE here.

Email

You can contact us at cbe.sydney@gmail.com

Membership

An annual membership costs $25 per calendar year per person. This money supports the work of CBE Sydney, and helps cover our running costs.

Contact us at cbe.sydney@gmail.com if you would like more information about becoming a member.

Talks and sermons

Listen to talks and sermons by women & men at our brunches, conferences and Saturday church services.

Websites and Blogs of Interest

The website for Christians for Biblical Equality International is here.

The youtube channel of Christians for Biblical Equality International is here.

Margaret Mowczko regularly posts articles that are related to the topics of biblical equality and women in the Bible on her Australian website New Life here.

Fixing her Eyes is a website for Australian women with content written by Australian women.

Egalitarian Groups

Bible Conversations is a group that meets every month south of Sydney to discuss issues related to biblical equality. This group is affiliated with CBE-Sydney. For more information email cbe.sydney@gmail.com

Mobilise to Thrive meets weekly on Sunday afternoons on Sydney’s North Shore during school terms. The meetings include music, prayer and a bible talk, and provide a forum for women to preach. More information is on their facebook page here. (This group is not affiliated with CBE.)

The Girl Can Preach is a platform for women to explore and develop their spiritual gift of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. The group meets in the lower Blue Mountains. Their Facebook page is here. (This group is not affiliated with CBE.)

facebook Our CBE Sydney Facebook Page is here.


About CBE-International

The following is taken from their website here.

Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is a nonprofit organization of Christian men and women who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups, based on the teachings of Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28:

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (NIV 2011).

CBE affirms and promotes the biblical truth that all believers—without regard to gender, ethnicity or class—must exercise their God-given gifts with equal authority and equal responsibility in church, home and world.

WHO WE ARE

We are Christians, committed to the Bible. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, is reliable, and is the final authority for Christian faith and practice. We believe that our mission is a result of faithful interpretation and application of the Bible.

We are global community. CBE members, partners, and supporters come from over fifty countries and every corner of the United States. They advocate for the shared authority of men and women in their families, churches, workplaces, and cultures all over the world. Together, we make this mission a reality.

We are lifelong learners. We believe that there is always more to learn about God and God’s purposes in the world, and God’s Word. We provide educational resources on issues pertaining to gender and the Bible for a variety of audiences. We seek to engage with believers of all backgrounds and together sharpen our understanding.

WHAT WE DO

CBE’s ministry revolves around several core components.

Publications. We publish an academic journal, Priscilla Papers, and a popular magazine, Mutuality, quarterly. These award-winning publications are available by subscription and are free to CBE members. In addition, we distribute a weekly e-newsletter, Arise, and we facilitate conversation through our blog, The CBE Scroll.

Bookstore. CBE Bookstore is the place to find the best resources on the biblical perspective on the equal service and authority of men and women. Each book we carry or recommend has been reviewed for quality and relevance to CBE’s mission. Our bookstore also carries exclusive resources including CBE-produced journals and audio and video recordings.

Conferences. Each year, we host an international conference with some of the top scholars and speakers in the world. Our conferences educate, encourage, and equip our community to share about the biblical basis for the shared authority of men and women in their homes, churches, and cultures.

Chapters. Chapters are CBE’s hands and feet in communities around the world. Chapters are a way for local CBE members and supporters to connect and minister together. They often host lectures, meet for mutual encouragement, represent CBE at regional conferences, and serve their communities together.

Membership. CBE is a membership-based organization, meaning we depend on our members for the prayer, advocacy, and financial support needed to carry out our mission. CBE members receive free subscriptions to our publications, discounts at CBE Bookstore, and conference registration discounts.