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.      

Exodus 19.3-6 observes, Moses went up to meet God, GOD called down to him from the mountain: “Speak to the House of Jacob, tell the People of Israel: ‘You have seen what I did to Egypt and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me. If you will listen obediently to what I say and keep My covenant, out of all peoples you’ll be My special treasure. The whole Earth is Mine to choose from, but you’re special: a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.’ “This is what I want you to tell the People of Israel. MSG

The will of God for the people of God hasn’t changed since He established Israel. As God told Israel under the old covenant, so He told His church under the new covenant, God’s people are to be a kingdom of priests. We are to be God’s holy possession, living obedient lives to Him so that He can work through us to establish His kingdom upon the earth as it is in heaven.

The reclamation of the earth, the restoration of humanity to God, the recapture of all things to be placed under the authority of Jesus, is the will of God to be carried out as the work of God by God’s people. It is work not done by physical warfare but by spiritual warfare. It is a work not conducted through force but by love. It is a work done in humility and service with great patience rather than arrogance, insistence or with demands.

The people of God are the servants of God commissioned to do the work of God by carrying out the will of God in the manner of God which is described in the word of God. Both Israel and the church have struggled to fulfill their destiny. They have not always lived in obedience to God, as a holy people useful to God busy about the work of God.

As Jesus lived among us as one of us, so too the people of God are to live among men as Jesus did. We are to serve and not be served, we are to love sacrificially and unconditionally, laying down our will and ways so that men might come to saving faith in Jesus and be spared from the judgement to come and the casting of their souls to hell. No work we do has a greater cause or longer lasting effect. All of us who name Jesus as Savior are to surrender to Him as our Lord and work to see His kingdom come upon earth as it is in heaven. 

 Our Opportunities

  1. Celebrate Good Friday with CBMC. In partnership with Redemption Fitness, CBMC is sponsoring the Passion WOD. Be reminded of Jesus’ lashings through jumping rope 200 times, remember His cross by carrying 95pds 800 meters, participate in His death and resurrection by completing 100 burpees. Join us, anytime between 10.30am and 12pm, April 2nd at Redemption Fitness in Holt,  with an unchurched friend so they can hear the gospel presented upon completion of this workout using these exercises as our means to share what Jesus did for us. Register here 
  1. Our first outreach luncheon since COVID is now scheduled. Mark your calendars for our zoom outreach on April 22nd. Our speaker will be Mr. Brian Moran. Brian is a NY Times bestselling author and is a highly sought-after international speaker and widely recognized leadership thought leader and productivity and execution expert. Begin now to pray and think how you can invite 1-3 unchurched men to join you for lunch at your office conference room to hear our CBMC speaker share his faith in Jesus the Savior. COVID constraints are not allowing us to meet in person but we can still do the work of an evangelist if we plan, think, and pursue the means for sharing Jesus with men. Join us at noon on April 22nd,  and register here. A zoom link will be sent you the day before the event.

CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917  / 517 481 5996 www.lansing.cbmc.com


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

March 15, 2021 

The Benefits of Pursuing True Greatness

by Rick Boxx 

How would you define “greatness”? Or to put it another way, what would it require to achieve true greatness in the business and professional world? 

Some would connect greatness with the attaining of mass amounts of material wealth. Others might say that to be great, one would have to earn high status or fame within their chosen field of endeavor. For some, greatness means becoming the featured subject of articles in prestigious periodicals or being a celebrity who is interviewed on TV shows or used in commercials to pitch the company’s products. 

Each of those is significant, different ways for measuring high levels of achievement. But do they truly equate to greatness? Many people have attained such heights in their professions, only to find themselves wondering with regret, “Is that all there is?” Let me tell you about someone I know who has a very different perspective on greatness. 

Doug, a retired business owner, told me recently he had just returned from a week-long fly-fishing trip to Montana, with 10 younger men. Doug is in his 70’s, but most of the group consisted of men in their 40’s. With such an age disparity, why would someone like Doug devote so much time with these men? He explained: “I don’t like fishing. I only caught five fish all week, but I have mentored many of these men for years. It is extremely worthwhile for me to see them enjoy the outdoors while we also study the Bible.” 

As a mentor, Doug is not only sharing his personal experience and insights with these men, but is also pointing them to the one unchanging, timeless source of truth and wisdom – the Word of God – and helping them to understand how it relates to every area of their lives. 

Clearly, Doug does not have to do this. As a retired businessman, he could be “resting on his laurels,” or spending leisure time engaged in hobbies or other interests he did not have as much time for when he was working full-time. In reality, he is pursuing a special interest: the desire to help younger men to grow in their faith and learn how to become effective, fruitful servants of the Lord where they work and live. As 2 Corinthians 5:20 describes it, to become “ambassadors for Christ.” 

In one sense, Doug is sacrificing his time. But he really does not view it that way. He regards it a very special privilege to help others learn and practice God’s ways. And in the process, even though he does not claim this for himself, he is fulfilling what Jesus Christ said in Matthew 5:19, “Whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” 

He is also applying another principle Jesus taught in His “sermon on the mount,” as recorded in Matthew 6:19:21, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moths nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” 

Doug’s sacrifice may lead him to greatness in the kingdom. Better yet, he may just drag a few younger men along with him. Rather than pursuing earthly rewards, he has his sights on what Jesus called, “fruit that will last” (John 15:16). 

© 2021, Unconventional Business Network 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, visit www.unconventionalbusiness.org. His latest book, Unconventional Business, provides “Five Keys to Growing a Business God’s Way.” 

CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917 / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com 


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

March 15, 2021 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. To answer the opening question, how would you define “greatness”? Within the context of the marketplace, what does it require to be considered “great”? 
  1. Based on what Mr. Boxx has written, why is he saying that it not enough to pursue visible and tangible rewards in the workplace, things like wealth and prestige, status and acclaim? 
  1. Have you ever served as a personal mentor for someone, or been the beneficiary of an individual who mentored you? If so, what has that been like? Have you found it rewarding, as the retired businessman Doug explained? 
  1. What do you think it means to “lay up treasures in heaven” rather than “treasures on earth”? If you were to evaluate your own life and work in this regard, how would you describe it? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 11:4,28, 15:6,16, 23:4-5, 27:24, 28:20; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; 1 Peter 1:4 

CBMC Central Michigan 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy. Lansing 48917 / 517 481 5996  lansing.cbmc.com