Welcome to the Marcella Summit
What does it look like for men and women to partner together? For the Gospel to be fully realized for both men and women? What does Scripture teach about men and women as co-partners? How can we ennoble women who are marginalized and oppressed worldwide?
Each year, we convene at The Marcella Summit for intimate conversation, expert teaching, and open dialogue surrounding questions like these.
At the inaugural Marcella Summit we centered on "The Blessed Alliance:" Carolyn Custis James taught, “When God created the heavens and earth he had a world-wide kingdom in mind. His key strategy for building that kingdom centered on his image bearers – male and female. Their shared mission was to represent him and to advance his kingdom over every square inch of this planet. And he called them to build it together."
In 2015 we explored what it looks like for men and women to work together in God's Kingdom. Dr. Scot McKnight spoke about the Gospel and what women did in the Bible. Dr. Sue Russell explained that "Kingdom relationships are about living in a new way."
In 2017 we engaged Dr. Boyd as he discussed “Manhood”and how our understanding of masculinity can be harmful to men, women and the Church. We also heard more from Dr. Sue Russell as she continued our conversation on male and female kingdom relationships as the Church lives in the “Kingdom come but not yet” liminality (the space between).
We are taking a break in 2018 to make changes and improvements for the Marcella Summit 2019.
We hope you will join us in 2019 to engage in conversations, be challenged by Bible scholars, enjoy fabulous food and wine, take in beautiful surroundings, ask tough questions, hear real answers, and leave equipped to change your own corner of the world.
Enjoy some photos from Summit 2017!