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Christians for Biblical Equality Houston Chapter

CBE Houston

Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) was formed in 1987 by Dr. Catherine Kroeger.  CBE is an organization of Christians who believe the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups.

In April 2011, Dr. Mimi Haddad, president of Christians for Biblical Equality, asked Mabel Yin and Shirley Taylor, and Ann Bayliss if they would host a one-day conference sponsored by CBE, in Houston, Texas.  Fuller Seminary expressed an interest in co-sponsoring the conference, with Quique Autrey as their representative.  Lynn Mitchell, pastor of Heights Church of Christ and long-time eqalitarian, proposed that the conference be held at the Heights Church of Christ.  Ann Bayliss, co-pastor of Heights Church of Christ, and coordinator of the conference became the President of the team. Others joining the steering team were Wiley Clarkson, and Kathy Straker, and Celina Sisk.

The planning of the conference was well underway when Christians for Biblical Equality Houston Chapter (CBE Houston) was officially chartered. Membership in CBE Houston is open to those who subscribe to the Chapter’s Statement of Faith and who will commit to promote gender equality for all Christians.

Why join CBE Houston?

  • Free membership for one year.   Joining CBE Houston provides a place to meet like-minded Christians to discuss all relevant topics concerning Biblical egalitarian topics and where we can act as a community. It is a place to network, build one another up, study the Word, at the same time meet new people and encourage one another.

Who can join CBE Houston?

  • CBE offers membership to individuals, households, churches and organizations. Members work together to promote Biblical equality where they live, work, minister, and worship. Membership is available to those who support CBE’s Statement of Faith, available at www.cbehouston.org.

Does joining CBE Houston automatically enroll me in CBE International?

  • Joining CBE Houston does not give you membership in CBE International. You can join CBE International through their website www.cbeinternational.org

 What do I receive?

  • Membership is free for first year.
  • Members will have a voice regarding women’s equality.
  • Members can join the CBE Facebook and speak out and learn from others.
  • Free Arise email newsletter from www.cbeinternational.org

How do I join CBE Houston?

  • Join by visiting our CBE Houston booth and sign the sign-up sheet.
  • Join by emailing cbehouston@gmail.com or by checking the box on the Conference Survey form and give phone number or email address for a follow-up call or email.
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 CBE (Christians for Biblical Equality) is founded on the following biblical principles:

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, is reliable, and is the final authority for faith and practice.
  • We believe in the unity and trinity of God, eternally existing as three equal persons.
  • We believe in the full deity and full humanity of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the sinfulness of all persons. One result of sin is shattered relationships with God, others, and self.
  • We believe that eternal salvation and restored relationships are possible through faith in Jesus Christ who died for us, rose from the dead, and is coming again. This salvation is offered to all people.
  • We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation, and in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers.
  • We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in the image of God and are to reflect that image in the community of believers, in the home, and in society.
  • We believe that men and women are to diligently develop and use their God-given gifts for the good of the home, church, and society.
  • We believe in the family, celibate singleness, and faithful heterosexual marriage as God’s design.
  • We believe that, as mandated by the Bible, men and women are to oppose injustice.

*CBE Houston is an official chapter of CBE International

Find out more about Christians for Biblical Equality here