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 21.43 observes, This is the way it is with you. God’s kingdom will be taken back from you and handed over to a people who will live out a kingdom life. The kingdom life is given to kingdom livers. We do not possess what we do not possess. We do not keep by promise what we do not live by faith. The Father expects His children to live as sons and daughters of God. So what does it mean to live a kingdom life?

Certainly it means to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. This means we are drawn like a moth to a flame toward our God in worship, adoration, praise and fellowship. It is not a hard thing to read the Bible regularly, to gather for worship and study of God’s Word with others, and to pray daily to God for those who love God first and most. Meeting with God and the people of God is the chief desire of those who live in the kingdom of God.

Second, kingdom living reflects kingdom values. Loving people is the objective because the Father commands His children to love one another as He loves His children. Kingdom people are forgiving, serving, hospitable and charitable. This is not the home of God’s children therefore the children of God reflect a different culture, behavior, even language that identifies them with God.

This leads to the third hallmark of kingdom people, they work to expand God’s kingdom upon the earth as it is in heaven. The true King, Lord and God of the universe is working through His people to reestablish His rule and reign over this rebellious planet. It is the people of God who make known the love of God by their testimony of God’s character and work for humanity; suffering and serving in this endeavor even unto death.

It is the will of God for all people to become children of God. People in the kingdom of God make their occupation drawing others into the family of God. Kingdom living is living out the first and second commandments in the context of obeying the Great Commission.

His Opportunities

  1. 1.     Tuesday, July 17th at the City Rescue Mission from noon until 1pm is your next CBMC Rescue Luncheon. This is your opportunity to serve lunch to the men and women who depend upon the Mission for their meal. Can’t attend but wish to cover the cost for the lunch? If interested in either, commit Here

  2. June’s CBMC Rescue Lunch was sponsored by the National Restaurant Association. Let us know if you would like to sponsor the luncheon this month.

  3. Join me August 9-10 for the global leadership summit. The Global Leadership Summit 2018, is an annual premier training event. It is expected to draw some 400,000 church and business leaders from around the world to conference sites in more than 550+ locations around the U.S. and many more internationally, where talks from world-class leadership experts will be beamed live via simulcast. If enough men wish to attend we can get a group discount, or form your own corporate group. It is being held at Trinity Church in East Lansing. More details HERE, let me know if you plan to attend as part of a CBMC group.

  4.  CBMC is looking for more ministry partners in 2018. Join the Team Today.  COMMIT now.



A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

July 16, 2018


Be A Good Leader, Be A Good Learner

by Robert J. Tamasy


Leadership offers great opportunities. Many leaders regard their roles as a tremendous privilege. But leadership also presents significant challenges, not only for effectively guiding others but also for avoiding pitfalls that have beset people in executive roles throughout history.


For example, leadership positions can inflate the ego. This is one reason we read this admonition from the apostle Paul, himself a well-established leader: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you”(Romans 12:3).


One form of “thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought” is operating according the assumption that we know everything, at least more than everyone we direct or manage. We fear that if we admit we do not have all the answers, subordinates might think less of us, even question our authority.


However, one of the endearing traits of good leaders is willingness to acknowledge they still have much to learn. In fact, openness to learn from those who report to them can enable leaders to show how much they value their staff. A good leader strives to remain a good learner. Many of my greatest workplace lessons have come from people I had hired and directed.


We find the good leaders are good learners principle exemplified by Jesus Christ, whom the Bible describes as fully God and fully man. As God in the flesh, He did not lack knowledge. Yet He showed His followers a willingness to learn from them. For instance, Jesus inquired of His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”(Matthew 16:13).


He did not need to ask this question, but was eager to hear what His followers had to say. Predictably, they offered a variety of responses. Then Jesus asked a second question, “But what about you? Who do you say that I am?” One of them, Peter, soon replied, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:15-16). Jesus not only wanted to know their answers, but also desired to encourage them to think through the most important question of all time.


The same applies to the realm of the workplace. No matter the enterprise in which we are involved, the truth that good leaders are good learners– leader/learners – never fails. In fact, it is timeless. The Bible gives much insight into this, including the book of Proverbs. Here are just two examples:


Maintain an openness to learning new things. It has been said, “Not one of us is as smart as all of us.” It may require humility to recognize it, but we each can learn from people even at the lowest professional levels. They can give perspectives and approaches we might not have considered. “Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge”(Proverbs 23:12).


Pursue truth and understanding. Followers of Jesus Christ pray for God’s wisdom and guidance. Often He supplies that through other people. We are wise to consider what they are thinking before making key decisions. “Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding”(Proverbs 23:23).


© 2018. Robert J. Tamasy has written Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Tufting Legacies;coauthored with David A. Stoddard, The Heart of Mentoring, and edited numerous books, includingAdvancing Through Adversityby Mike Landry. Bob’s biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com


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

July 16, 2018

 Reflection/Discussion Questions


  1. Do you agree that good learners also are good learners? Why or why not? Can you cite some examples?


  1. Can you think of a time when you learned from someone who held a position of lesser status and influence in your organization? What did you learn – and did you find it difficult to be open to considering what the other person had to say?


  1. What does it mean to be a leader/learner? What downsides, if any, can you think of in acknowledging you don’t have all the answers?


  1. Some people describe themselves as “lifetime learners.” Do you consider yourself one of those? If so, what kinds of things do you enjoy learning?


NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more about principles it presents, consider the following passages: 1 Samuel 3:9-10; Proverbs 11:12, 15:2,7, 16:21-23, 17:27, 20:12, 25:12


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