Our Mission


To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

Matthew 3.2 records, his message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.”

It’s a new year when we make new goals in order to be more, accomplish more or achieve more. When Jesus came, John says the Kingdom of God came, and when God came, it was time for people to change. What is the single biggest change God was looking for? A restored relationship with Himself where people call Him Father and He calls them sons and daughters.

The problem is people are broken from Him and separated from Him due to our inherent sin. Our DNA molecule that was in us as created images of God is dead and must be restored. This restoration is a process of being born again by the Spirit. Until this Spiritual birth occurs people relate to God and one another out of ignorance, selfishness and brokenness. But God has appeared, revealing the will of God as the Word of God so that we can do the works of God.

The first change we are required to do is to repent. We are to turn from dead means for appeasing God and instead receive His gift of pardon through the works of Jesus. We are to turn from living self absorbed lives to God centered lives. We are to acknowledge our brokenness and turn to Jesus for restoration.

Second, we are to change our pursuit. Instead of accumulating earthly treasure that cannot last we are to accumulate heavenly treasure for eternal reward. This treasure is earned through loving God and loving our neighbor as our self.

Love is most expressed to God by working to see His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven by loving our neighbor through sharing Jesus with them so that they gain eyes to see God, ears to hear God and freedom to serve God. We love people most and best when we help people know and love Jesus with their best.

January 2018 represents a time for new beginnings, new goals and new objectives. The best goal we can make is to obey God more by helping more people obey God.

His Opportunities

  1. CBMC is trying something new in 2018: Monday Manna live. 10.00am Mike will explain today’s scripture in person. Catch it here

  2. Free Leadership Class (unless you buy the book) beginning Sunday January 14th from 6-7.15pm at South Church. Join Me for this training. Learn more HERE

  3. CBMC needs more investors in 2018. Join the Team Today.  COMMIT now.



CBMC Central Michigan 6011 W. St. Joseph Ste. 401 Lansing 48917  / 517 481 5996 www.lansing.cbmc.com



A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

January 8, 2018

 Building a Values-Based Business

by Rick Boxx


One of the most underestimated tools for any successful business enterprise is the foundation of values upon which it has been built. If a company’s goal is simply to make high profits, to close a lot of any sales, or even to deliver huge quantities of products or services, it can lead to problems with the end serving to justify the means.


For instance, if the objective is to finalize sales, one might be tempted to make whatever promises are needed to accomplish that – even if the promises cannot be met. Or if maximizing profits is the ultimate goal, it could become easy to justify cutting costs, even if that means compromising the quality of the product or services provided.


However, when a company starts with a clear, well-considered framework of values to guide and govern its operations, chances of both survival and success are increased dramatically. These values essentially define “what we do,” “why we do it,” and “how we do it.”


Many CEOs that are followers of Jesus Christ share a desire to influence their organization with principles from the Bible – which they understand to be the Word of God – while also being sensitive to those team members who may not embrace the same faith. One of the best ways to shape a company culture in an effective, non-offensive manner is to focus on values, principles of conduct and practice that everyone in the organization can be asked to embrace.


For instance, a value of placing high priority on customer service is one that few can argue with; we don’t even have to explain this value is based on “doing to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). We might embrace the value of doing the best we can at all times, without having to insist that our staff “work at it with al your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23).


Since many of the values we commonly endorse come right out of the Bible, formulating our core beliefs can serve as a non-threatening way for communicating God’s standards and values. Developing these foundational values and holding your team accountable to them can give you the opportunity to lead the way to doing business God’s way.


As the psalmist expressed in Psalms 119:130, “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” To achieve success – and then to sustain it – it is important for every key member of the team to be able to understand and explain what the organization stands for. What are the basic values and principles that serve as guideposts for how it conducts business on a day to day basis?


If you desire to shape the culture of your organization in God’s way, try determining and articulating your core values. Next, model them, and then communicate them consistently to your team. As the apostle Paul wrote, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice” (Philippians 4:9).


Copyright 2018, Unconventional Business Network (formerly Integrity Resource Center, Inc). Adapted with permission from “Integrity Moments with Rick Boxx,” a commentary on issues of integrity in the workplace from a Christian perspective. To learn more about their ministry or to sign up for Rick’s daily Integrity Moments, visitwww.unconventionalbusiness.orgHis latest book and inspiration for their new ministry name, Unconventional Business, provides “Five Keys to Growing a Business God’s Way.”


 CBMC Central Michigan 6011 W. St. Joseph Ste. 401 Lansing 48917  / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com



A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

January 8, 2018




Reflection/Discussion Questions


  1. Would you consider your company to be a values-based business? Explain your answer.



  1. If you do believe your organization is values-based, what are those values? Are they articulated and presented in some way so that everyone has the opportunity to review and understand them as guidelines for everyday operations and practices?



  1. Understanding that not everyone in a business may hold to the same spiritual beliefs, would it still be appropriate for them to understand the source of the organization’s values if those are drawn from the Bible? Why or why not?



  1. What if an organization has not established a system of values by which to govern its operations – how do you think they could begin to work toward becoming a values-based business? Or do you think that if it has been operating without an agreed-upon statement of values, there is no need at this point to change that?



NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more about this subject, consider the following passages:

 Proverbs 11:1, 14:5, 15:33, 20:14, 29:4; Philippians 4:8, 2 Timothy 2:2



 CBMC Central Michigan 6011 W. St. Joseph Ste. 401 Lansing 48917  / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com