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 24.12 describes, because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold.

Disobedience to God leads to dishonor of men. It is only the One True God Who commands humanity to love our neighbor as ourselves. The false gods of the world’s numerous religions consistently allow certain groups of humans to justifiably kill other humans.

We want to obey this command to love all other people only when we love God first, with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. We need to be commanded to love because we are inherently selfish.

Therefore we train our children, we create laws in society, and we are to hold accountable within the Church, the command to love God and to love our neighbor. Practically this looks like doing what is best for our neighbor, treating them as we ourselves would like to be treated, serving and sacrificing ourselves for the good of others.

Our society finds itself increasingly hostile to one another. The direct result of teaching our children at public school, of printing and speaking in our news media these past seventy years, that there is no God, that the Bible is myth and that Christians are bigoted, ignorant, and intolerant.

We will not see a better more loving society until we see our society turning to the One True God in allegiance and service demonstrated by obedience to His commands. Loving God and others has never been easy but it has always been the hallmark of the good, the best and the greatest humanitarians.

The Christian Bible alone declares God is love. God in Jesus alone, commands all people everywhere to love Him and to love one another. Why then is there so much hate toward Christianity, Jesus and the Bible?

His Opportunities

  1. The next CBMC special luncheon, your best opportunity for obeying the Great Commission, is scheduled for March 21st. Our speaker will be O’Leary Paint CEO John O’Leary. We will be meeting at The View from 11.45am-1:00pm. Registration will be open soon but mark your calendars now and begin praying for the men you will bring as your guests so they can hear how knowing Jesus as Savior will change their lives for eternity.

  2. CBMC Men’s Conference April 4-7. Be encouraged in your faith and in your faith at work.  Register and get more information here. Let me know you are going so we can carpool together in CBMC 1!

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 28, 2019 

How To Turn Routine Work Into ‘Showtime!’

by Robert J. Tamasy

The majority of people, according to studies, muddle through the workday with all the enthusiasm of someone watching paint dry. For them, the words “work” and “necessary evil” are synonymous. But is this the way it should be?

Recently I read an article about a fellow named Fred, a grocery store checkout clerk. Buying items at Fred’s lane is a dazzling experience, one many shoppers actually anticipate with great eagerness. Bcause when someone buys groceries at Fred’s cash register, it becomes what some observers have called “show time.”

Adam Holz’s article in Our Daily Bread reports Fred is “amazingly fast, always has a big smile, and even dances (and sometimes sings)! As he acrobatically flips unbreakable purchases into bags.” What sets him apart is the zeal he has for his work. We have all experienced cashiers who barely stifle a yawn as they scan our purchases, but Fred’s contagious joy can transform mundane shopping experiences into a brief adventures.

I have heard of other exceptional workers who have determined to transform ordinary work into a delightful events. The woman at one of our local hospitals comes to mind. She greets cancer patients as they arrive at the door of the clinic, bracing for another doctor’s exam or chemotherapy treatment. With a bright smile and an energetic greeting, the greeter seeks to change a patient’s grim mood into one of optimism and anticipation.

Sadly, such workers are notable because they are so rare. They could methodically carry out their responsibilities and no one would complain. But they have resolved to turn their work into happy experiences, lifting not only their own spirits but also those of everyone they meet. For those of us who follow Jesus Christ, this also should be our goal in the workplace, as these verses point out:

Who are you serving? We should keep in mind that ultimately, it is not a human boss or customer we need to please. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23).

Who you are representing? Our actions – as well as our attitudes – serve as a reflection of God, whose desire is to work in us and through us. If we are to attract others to Him, they should find something attractive in us as well. “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).

Why you are working? Wise King Solomon used his wealth and power to sample everything life had to offer. This was his conclusion: “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the Lord” (Ecclesiastes 2:24).

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people were as eager to work with us as they are to pass through Fred’s checkout lane?

© 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

January 28, 2019 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. Have you ever observed someone who was a joy to watch because he or she seemed to find so much enjoyment in their work? If so, describe that experience. 
  2. Why do you think so many people view their work as “necessary evil” or drudgery? Is this the perspective you have toward your own work? Why or why not? 
  3. How do you think people can change their attitudes toward their jobs, approaching them more as a joy and a privilege than as drudgery, or even agony? 
  4. Which of the Bible passages cited about work stands out the most to you? Why does it seem especially meaningful or challenging? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more about principles it presents, consider the following passages: Proverbs 12:11,24, 18:9, 21:5, 22:29; Ecclesiastes 5:18, 12:13-14; Colossians 3:17 

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