Online Book Discussion: The Real Mary
Dec
3
to Dec 17

Online Book Discussion: The Real Mary

Often, the picture of Mary handed to us is the image of a woman we can’t relate to and we don’t fully understand. She may be the most overlooked and misunderstood woman in the gospels and yet her story is enormously important. “The Real Mary” illuminates the life of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary vocation and how she learned to follow the Messiah in her everyday struggles. In this sense, Mary represents each of us in our call to follow Jesus.

Read the book and then join us online Tuesdays at 7:30 PM (EST), December 3rd, 10th, and 17th for a lively discussion to discover The Real Mary.

December 3, 7:30 | Chapters 1-6 discussion

December 10, 7:30 | Chapters 7-10 discussion

December 17, 7:30 | Chapters 11-14 discussion

Please register below to receive a link to the discussion.

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Created to Thrive Conference
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Created to Thrive Conference

Join us at the 2019 "Created to Thrive" CBE Conference in Houston, Texas on August 2-4, 2019

God designed us to thrive as we live according to our gifts and calling. Explore God’s vision for thriving marriages, churches, and communities. Be equipped to bring that vision to life.

Learn
Be on the cutting edge of the egalitarian movement, hearing from pastors, authors, professors, and social justice advocates like Shane Claiborne and Lisa Sharon Harper!

Connect
Meet and network with renowned scholars, activists, non-profit leaders, pastors, and egalitarians like yourself from around the world.

Advocate
You'll leave the conference encouraged and equipped to better embody and share the vision of biblical gender equality in your own context.


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Sister to Sister Sewing Bee
Jul
28
1:30 PM13:30

Sister to Sister Sewing Bee

It’s not unusual for a girl in Uganda to miss school during her period because she lacks sanitary products. This can equal as much as 20% of the school year. Some girls drop out of school completely when they start menstruating. You can help change this.

Volunteer to help make reusable menstrual pads so that girls are always supplied with sanitary products. Working in conjunction with CBE’s African partners, these pads will be given to girls in need at a school in Kampala and Jinja, and distributed to women in the community.

In addition to distributing the completed menstrual pad kits, a small team is traveling to Uganda in early September to train 4 local leaders in Kampala to make more kits for their community.

Equipping women and girls with sanitary products, restores their dignity and removes obstacles to education and empowerment.

Join us for a sewing bee to help make the pads. Can’t sew? No problem. There’s plenty of work to do that does not include sewing so show up and give us a hand. If you have a machine and can bring, that’s great too.

You can also make a monetary donation to help us purchase materials, empowerment kits, and 2 sewing machines for the women we will train in Uganda.

CBE’s ministry partners in Uganda are breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and achieving their dreams. Won’t you join us in helping them?

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Sister to Sister Sewing Bee
Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

Sister to Sister Sewing Bee

It’s not unusual for a girl in Uganda to miss school during her period because she lacks sanitary products. This can equal as much as 20% of the school year. Some girls drop out of school completely when they start menstruating. You can help change this.

Volunteer to help make reusable menstrual pads so that girls are always supplied with sanitary products. Working in conjunction with CBE’s African partners, these pads will be given to girls in need at a school in Kampala and Jinja, and distributed to women in the community.

In addition to distributing the completed menstrual pad kits, a small team is traveling to Uganda in early September to train 4 local leaders in Kampala to make more kits for their community.

Equipping women and girls with sanitary products, restores their dignity and removes obstacles to education and empowerment.

Join us for a sewing bee to help make the pads. Can’t sew? No problem. There’s plenty of work to do that does not include sewing so show up and give us a hand. If you have a machine and can bring, that’s great too.

You can also make a monetary donation to help us purchase materials, empowerment kits, and 2 sewing machines for the women we will train in Uganda.

CBE’s ministry partners in Uganda are breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and achieving their dreams. Won’t you join us in helping them?

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ChurchTogether Summit
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

ChurchTogether Summit

The world has an old, painful story about men and women. This year the #metoo moment brought to light some of the most disturbing parts of the story and the #churchtoo moment forced us to confront how much the brokenness of the world has entered the Church. This broken story is deeply painful on a personal and communal level. 

It’s easy to believe we’ll never overcome the brokenness.

But this is not how God sees our story.

It’s time to name and lament how the world’s story has limited the Church’s imagination. 

And it’s also time to tell a better story. God is weaving a restoration project in us as individuals and as a body. It will give us a better story to tell the world.

On November 10 we’re gathering folks who both know the brokenness and have better stories to tell. Won’t you join us to hear their stories and share your own?

Register below to join us on November 10th for only $20, including lunch!

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Teed Off About Trafficking
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Teed Off About Trafficking

We are proud to be a sponsor of Teed Off About Trafficking, a golf tournament dedicated to raising money to bring awareness to the atrocities of human trafficking and provide critical resources to local organization, The Samaritan Women, that helps victims heal and rebuild their lives, and ensure that this doesn't happen to others in the future. All proceeds from this tournament will benefit TSW directly. 

If you don't golf, but want to help, you can:

  • Become a sponsor
  • Come for lunch only
  • Volunteer
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Sep
25
to Oct 30

Biblical Equality 101 Online

Re-examining God's true vision for Men and Women

Join us for this online study from the comfort of your own home. Pastor Jeannette Cochran will lead us through the most common questions regarding gender equality in the Bible. We'll dive into the most commonly misunderstood scriptures that are often used to divide men and women and hold us all back from being all God created us to be.

We will 'meet' in an online meeting room once a week on Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:45.  Sign up now to reserve your spot. Details to join the meeting will be communicated as the event gets closer.

This event is free for CBE Greater DC annual partners. The cost is $6 for non-partners. 

If you prefer to become a partner to financially support our organization and receive partner benefits, please click above to pay $30 annual dues (available through September) and then come back to register for this event for free below.


Already a CBE Greater DC Partner? Register below for free:

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Dance for our Sisters Zumbathon
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Dance for our Sisters Zumbathon

Come have a blast with us at this special event where you can get a great Zumba workout, have fun, AND help end gender-based violence all at once!

But, how does spending my Saturday doing Zumba with my friends help women in Africa???

We are proud to donate the proceeds to CBE International for their initiative in collaborating with churches & NGO leaders in Africa who have a track record of challenging gender-based violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and other injustices suffered by women. Misunderstanding of scripture fuels gender-based violence, so CBE is helping to tell the story of the truth in God's word of equality.

CBE is expanding outreach alongside pastors in Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and beyond. In fact, CBE will invest over $48,000 and countless staff hours in these vital programs. But they need our help today. Your participation or donation will support this transformative work with a generous contribution toward books, scholarships, and general ministry needs.

More information about CBE International's initiative is here.


Registration cost for this event is $15.  Please download and review this liability waiver. You will need to submit this in order to participate.

If you would like to sponsor a dancer, please click below. 

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Coffee Talk with Mimi Haddad
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee Talk with Mimi Haddad

We've all heard the stories of #MeToo. Maybe you've shared yours. Sadly, #ChurchToo has confirmed that Christians are not exempt from the offense. Now that the secrets have been exposed, what can we learn? What needs to change in us and our churches so that men and women are living in healthier relationships of honor, trust, and respect?

Join us for an honest, grace-filled conversation with Mimi Haddad, President of CBE International. Mimi will give a talk entitled, "Learning and Moving Forward Together in the Wake of #MeToo" followed by Q&A. Join us for this grace-filled, honest dialogue and connect with other CBE supporters and the newly formed Greater DC Chapter. The event is free but RSVP is requested. Please fill out the form below and let us know you're coming!

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RESONANCE Conference: Empowering Women
May
4
to May 5

RESONANCE Conference: Empowering Women

  • Seneca Creek Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In these days of division, aggression, and misunderstanding, it is time for the resonance of new leadership to emerge and rise. Strength, boldness, courage, community, and nurture will be what moves our communities, our nation, and our world forward.

It is the sound of...
the embodiment of...
the resonance of empowered female leaders.

Join Nikki Lerner and Tracey Tiernan for the RESONANCE Conference: Two days of teaching, music, inspiration, and conversation designed to give you the tools necessary to take the next step toward finding your resonant voice as a called woman in this time in our world.

 

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Lead Like Jesus Encounter Workshop
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Lead Like Jesus Encounter Workshop

Lead Like Jesus Leadership Encounter is a highly interactive, participant-driven leadership development workshop that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time, Jesus.

REGISTER HERE.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Leaders
  • Managers
  • Pastors
  • Coaches
  • Team Leaders
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Board Members
  • Teachers
  • ANYONE who desires greater personal and professional influence!

Benefits of experiencing Lead Like Jesus Leadership Encounter

  • Align your Heart, Head, Hands and Habits with the transformative leadership model of Jesus, the greatest Leader of all time.
  • Discover the difference between power-based and love-based leadership
  • Uncover how pride and fear are inhibiting your individual and organizational effectiveness
  • Acquire practical tips for measuring performance and navigating those you lead through change
  • Establish meaningful goals that are rooted in your God-defined vision and core values to help guide you in decision making
  • Build daily habits that will foster personal growth and drive long-term success
  • Learn practical skills for coaching those you lead, following the Way of the Carpenter

Tickets:

  • $89 (early bird pricing until 1/31/18)
  • $109 (after 1/31/18)
  • $ 59 (full-time student rate)

Ticket price includes:

  • Two meals (Friday dinner & Saturday lunch)
  • Conference Materials
  • Ten hours of action-packed instruction from a certified LLJ facilitator. 
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SheLeads Summit Simulcast
Oct
28
11:30 AM11:30

SheLeads Summit Simulcast

A summit put together by Missio Alliance for men and women to gather to rediscover God’s vision for shared leadership in the Church and Christian ministry.

When we lead together, we see the family of God restored.
When we lead together, we learn a new vocabulary for mission.
When we lead together, we better reflect the person of Christ.
When we lead together, we more fully embody Jesus’ gospel.

The Summit exists to encourage and equip our sisters and to welcome our brothers as we imagine together where God is leading His Church, for the blessing of the nations.

Will you join us for this honest, grace-filled and hopeful conversation?

Our simulcast will take place at Seneca Creek Community Church in Gaitherburg, MD from 11:30-5 on Saturday, 10/28. All are welcome.

Regional Venue Pricing

$45 regular | $65 (after 10/8) | $25 students
25% discount for groups of 4-9 who register together
35% discount for groups of 10+ who register together

All registrations include a copy of Emboldened and free, downloadable access to the main Summit sessions

Scroll to the bottom and click on Washington, DC to register for our Greater DC area location:
http://www.missioalliance.org/sheleads/

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Biblical Equality 101
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Biblical Equality 101

A bible study of God's design, purpose, and vision for men and women. We will address various Christian views on gender equality and delve deep into the Biblical context and original languages to develop a biblically informed theology of male and female. This is a hot topic in our culture vitally important to our faith because our beliefs about men and women impact how we live in community with one another in the home, church, and world. This six-session study is the second and fourth Thursday beginning Sept 14 at 7 PM. (No meeting 11/23, Thanksgiving. Session will be held 11/30 instead)

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