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.    

1 Timothy 2.4-7 describes, He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered Himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth. MSG

The work of God is the salvation of men. The work of men who walk with God is to save men by sharing the work of God in Jesus the Savior with men. This work of men, sharing the work of God, must be done, for there is no other way for men to be reconciled to God and live with Him forever except through the work of God.

God’s work, at the cost of all heaven, is the only work by which men can get to heaven. Only Jesus can pardon men for only Jesus died for men’s sins. This is why other religious attempts to save men are an abomination to God for they deny His work completed on behalf of men.

The one true God will not be denied the glory, honor, and praise due Him through Jesus the Savior of the world. Regardless of our vocation our occupation must be the proclamation of Jesus as Savior to men. We must pray for men to be saved. We must serve men so that they experience the Savior.

We must testify to men about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus so that men can hear the faith, for faith comes through hearing, repent, and obey Jesus the Savior, and receive life eternal in His Name.

 Our Opportunities

  1. Our first outreach luncheon since COVID is this week. Thursday, 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. 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. You can still register here. A zoom link will be sent you the day before the event.

  2. New Date Are you under 40? CBMC is launching it’s Young Professionals ministry team with an introductory meeting May 13th from 5-6.30pm at the Sandler Training office located at 6639 Centurion Dr. Ste. 180 Lansing, MI 48917. Learn more about YP here, and contact Mike if you are interested in attending. Seating is limited to 20 young professionals due to COVID constraints. Contact Mike here 

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

April 19, 2021 

Going To Work With The ‘Integration Box’

by Rick Boxx 

One of the challenges of being a follower of Christ in the marketplace is understanding how to integrate our faith effectively into what we do. In his book, God at Work, author David Miller addresses this question. He highlights four different facets of faith at work with what he calls his “Integration Box”: the “four E’s” of Ethics, Evangelism, Experience, and Enrichment. 

The Integration Box reminds me of driving a car. If you take care of three of your car tires, but ignore or overinflate one of them, the tire will eventually go flat, bringing the car to a standstill. When integrating your faith fully into your work, you need to embrace all four facets of the Integration Box to God’s glory: 

Ethics. Years ago, in Kansas City where I live and work, there was a pharmacist named Robert Courtney who made a $1 million pledge to his church. Unfortunately, Robert determined to fulfill his pledge by making more money from diluting chemo drugs for his cancer patients. Many cancer victims died, and Courtney was convicted for this crime and sentenced to life in prison. 

Being generous pleases God, but not if we ignore ethics and legal guidelines. Proverbs 11:3 warns, “The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.” 

Evangelism. We have all been called to tell others about Jesus Christ, but we can err by rushing into evangelism before earning the right to explain what we believe. A friend, Bob, loves to evangelize, but one day one of his vendors complained to me, “Bob has a lot of gall preaching at me when he hasn’t paid my bill in 90 days!” 

Evangelism is important, but we first must earn the right to share our faith through action, and genuine love and concern for others. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). 

Experience. This category emphasizes the importance of understanding one’s vocational calling and purpose. Years ago, I consulted with Chuck on purchasing a trash hauling business. When the transaction was complete, our pastor wisely called Chuck forward to pray over his new calling. 

Tears were shed that day as many in the audience realized if a trash man could be called by God, maybe God had a purpose for them too. As Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” 

Enrichment. Integrating our faith with our work requires Becoming spiritually grounded and enriched, but we can take our spiritual enrichment to extremes. John, an entrepreneur, attended a faith-in-business conference. When I asked what he thought of the conference, he replied, “It was full of theologians wanting to talk about theology. They didn’t share a practical business idea all day!” 

We should strive to grow in spiritual knowledge, but also seek ways to apply knowledge practically as well. As the apostle Paul instructed in Philippians 4:9, “The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” 

© Copyright 2021, Unconventional Business Network. Adapted with permission from “UBN Integrity Moments”, a commentary on faith at work issues. To sign up, visit www.unconventionalbusiness.org. UBN is a faith at work ministry serving the international small business community. 

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

April 19, 2021 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. What do you think it means, in a practical sense, to integrate our faith into what we do in the workplace? 
  1. Do you think a person can have an effectiveness in sharing his or her faith with others if they do not make a strong commitment to consistent ethical behavior and practices? Why or why not? 
  1. When you hear about “earning the right” to share our faith with others, what thoughts come to mind? Have you ever experienced someone trying to talk with you about what they believe, before demonstrating they were sincerely interested in you as a person – rather than a project? Explain your answer. 
  1. How does understanding one’s vocational calling relate to integrating our faith into our approach to work? What is the importance of balancing the acquisition of spiritual knowledge with our ability to apply it in the workplace? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 12:24, 22:29; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colossians 3:17,23; 2 Timothy 3:16-17 

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