"Kingdom relationships are about living in a new way within our current status and roles. We live in the already-not-yet. "      DR SUE RUSSELL

"Kingdom relationships are about living in a new way within our current status and roles. We live in the already-not-yet. "      DR SUE RUSSELL

Welcome to the Marcella Summit 2017


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." 

This year we will engage Dr. Boyd as he discusses “Manhood”and how our understanding of masculinity can be harmful to men, women and the Church. We will also hear more from Dr. Sue Russell as she continues our conversation on male and female kingdom relationships as the Church lives in the “Kingdom come but not yet” liminality (the space between).

Come join us, 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.


2017 Schedule



*Check-in is available at 3pm

4 – 6pm Registration

6 – 7pm Welcome Dinner

7 – 8pm Session: Dr. Stephen Boyd & Dr. Jackie Roese

8 – 10pm Cocktail Hour


8 - 9am Marcella 100 Members-Only Breakfast

8 – 9am Breakfast

9 – 10am Session: Dr. Stephen Boyd

10:30 – 11:30am Coffee Q&A: Dr. Stephen Boyd

12 – 1pm Lunch

SATURDAY (continued)

1 – 2pm Session: Dr. Sue Russell

2:30 – 3:30pm Coffee Q&A: Dr. Sue Russell

6 – 7pm Dinner

7 – 8pm Session: Dr. Sue Russell & Dr. Jackie Roese

8 – 10pm Cocktail Hour & Conversations


8:30 – 10:30am Closing Breakfast/Service: Dr. Jackie Roese

*Check-out is at 11am




Take in beautiful Texas Hill Country at the peak of wildflower season in charming rooms with high ceilings and striking views. Weekend packages include all delicious and healthy chef-inspired meals (dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday, and brunch Sunday) and deluxe accommodations for Friday and Saturday evening. Please contact The Marcella Project as soon as possible to book your rooms, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

reserve your room

To simplify the registration and reservation process, The Marcella Project is managing the reservation for the 2017 Summit.  

When you register for the event, you will be able to select your weekend package preference.  If you would like to pay by payment plan you must enter the coupon code PAYMENTPLAN at checkout. This allows you to pay 50% today and 50% at a later date.

If you have any Summit questions or changes need to be made to an existing reservation, please contact us.

WEEKEND PACKAGE RATES (Includes all meals)

Weekend Package Quad Occupancy (or higher): $300/person
Weekend Package Triple Occupancy: $370/person
Weekend Package Double Occupancy: $450/person
Weekend Package Single Occupancy: $550/person

2017 Marcella Summit

The Marcella Summit is a convening of men and women who desire to learn how to live as co-partners in God's Kingdom work. We provide a safe place to wrestle with key Scriptures, learn from Bible scholars, engage others in dialogue, figure out how it looks in practical terms, and learn how to articulate God's truth about men and women. Regardless of where we land, we desire to gather, learn together, engage in healthy dialogue, and leave better equipped to live in blessed alliance. Join us this year where our theme is Men and Women: Making The New Normal Together.


April 21st - 23rd, 2017


Retreat at Balcones Springs
104 Balcones Springs Dr.
Marble Falls, TX 78654          830-693-6639



2017 Early Registration:  Oct. 30th - Nov. 16th (M100 and previous attenders)
2017 Open Registration: Nov. 17th - April 15th  


2015 The Blessed Alliance
2016 Kingdom Living as a Blessed Alliance
2017 Men and Women: Making The New Normal Together

2018 Gender Injustice and its Impact on the Blessed Alliance


2017 Early registration For M100 Partners is open

October 30th - November 16th


November 17th - April 15th  (depending on room availability)


Non-members $125 (Early price $110 before Jan 16th)

Marcella 100 members $100 (Early price $90 before Jan 16th)

Students $75 (Early price $70 before Jan 16th)


Find the Scholarship Application here.


Registration for the 2017 Marcella Summit is now open!

The Marcella Project

Reshaping our view, the Church's view, and the world's view of women through Scripture.

Teaching. Training. Dialoguing.