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.

 Corinthians 13.5 challenges, test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless you fail the test.

What does it look like to see Jesus Christ in us? The simple answer seems to be that His character and His purpose would be demonstrated by us if He truly lived within us. So what did His character and purpose look like?

The character of God is perhaps best summarized by the fruit of the Spirit of God. God is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Our nature should reflect these things if indeed the Holy Spirit, Who is God, lives within us.

Likewise we should forgive those who do evil to us even as Jesus forgave those who crucified Him. We should serve as He served for the greatest of all is the servant of all and we all aspire to be great. In summary, our character should be that of a servant who loves unconditionally and sacrificially the people around us in the way God loves everyone.

Our purpose is to do the will of Him Who made us, even as Jesus’ purpose was to do the will of Him Who sent Him. The will of God is for all men to be reconciled to God through Jesus the Savior. This process of reconciliation is done by the people of God sharing with others the word of God that describes the work of God in order for all people to be reconciled to God.

This is to be the primary purpose for our lives reflected in our prayers, our words, our thoughts and our actions: moving our neighbor from death to life in Christ. If we are ever growing in our Christlikeness, in our character, and growing in our intentionality in winning people to Christ for eternity, we pass the test and have confidence that our salvation is sure.

His Opportunities

  1.  March 29 CBMC will be moving into our new office. We have $2,340 given so far toward our desired goal. At most we are seeking $5,250 to help us move. If you can help with this project please do so today by giving here and note that it is for our moving costs. Thank you so much.  

  2. You can support CBMC today. https://give.idonate.com/cbmc-inc/lansing

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

March 18, 2019 

“Here I Am. Send Me!”

by Robert J. Tamasy 

Have you ever done much volunteer work? Many of us might think it is all we can do to accomplish our regular work responsibilities. However, every week millions of people volunteer in a vast variety of ways. If it were not for them, many important things would never get done. 

Volunteers provide vital services, such as helping teachers in schools; aiding individuals who are homebound due to illness or disability; assisting in orphanages; providing foster care for children; supporting international relief agencies; addressing needs of the poor and needy; participating in short-term mission trips; responding to natural disasters; mentoring both young people and adults; and helping to care for wounded and endangered animals. Charitable organizations like the Salvation Army have been built by volunteers. 

Years ago, after undergoing open-heart surgery, I volunteered at a local hospital to visit with patients who had gone through similar procedures to offer encouragement, share from my own experiences, and give suggestions for their recovery process. It was rewarding for me, especially since I could relate to what they were experiencing and knew how much such visits would have meant for me. 

For those of us who follow Jesus Christ, volunteering is a privilege. In the Old Testament, we find the example of one who recognized the importance of being a volunteer. In Isaiah 6:8, we read, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” God took him up on his offer, and Isaiah became a bold spokesman for the Lord, calling people to repentance and offering spiritual assurance to those who were seeking to know Him better. 

Everyone who has been involved with CBMC in a significant way understands it relies heavily upon volunteers. It consists of business and professional people who willingly give of their time, energy and resources to help others not only with workplace responsibilities and challenges, but also in helping them discover how biblical truth and principles relate to everyday life and work. 

CBMC promotes the concept of “marketplace ambassadors,” people who see their work not only as livelihoods but also as opportunities to represent Jesus to everyone they encounter. “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). It is like Isaiah declaring, “Here am I. Send me!” 

Where are ambassadors to go? The Good News of Jesus Christ is not limited to certain people groups or segments of society. It is to be caringly and faithfully communicated in every continent, to every nation, city and town. “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation’” (Mark 16:15). 

Who are we to serve? Workplaces around the world all consist of people needing to hear the life-transforming message of Christ. In the process, we are to serve as ambassadors – His willing, volunteer representatives. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). 

What are we to do? The mission is not simply to convey information, but to help people understand what it means to follow Christ, practicing and obeying what He taught. “…as you are going, make disciples…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded…” (Matthew 28:19-20). 

© 2019. 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 other books, including Advancing 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

March 18, 2019 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. How much volunteer work have you done, if any? What has that meant for you – and for those you have helped?
  2.  If you have been involved in CBMC to any extent, what has been your impression of its reliance on volunteers and their impact?
  3.  What do you think of the idea of serving as an ambassador for Jesus Christ where you work, whether in your job setting or as you travel to other locations? Is that “volunteer work” you’re willing to participate in? Why or why not?
  4.  In what ways do you think followers of Jesus can be effective in representing Him and communicating the Good News of Christ to others, while at the same time being diligent to fulfill their responsibilities at work?


NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more about principles it presents, consider the following passages:  Colossians 3:23-24; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 4:8-9; 2 Timothy 2:2 

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