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.     

2 Corinthians 6.2 records, for he says, In the time of My favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Indeed, even after these thousands of years of humanity's sin against God, this is the year of the Lord’s favor, now is the day of salvation. Though man has continued to worship all manner of things besides the One True God, yet today is the day of salvation, now is the time of God’s favor. Though man has continued to murder men, steal from men, lie to men and abuse men in all ways, yet today is the day of the Lord’s favor, now is the time for salvation. Why is this true?

The wrath of God has been poured out upon His Sacrifice for the sins of men. God has punished, God has killed, God has shed the blood of His Sacrifice in order to forgive men, to cleanse men from all their unrighteousness and to restore men back to Himself as sons and daughters. Jesus, dying on the cross after living a perfect life of obedience to God has been sacrificed for the disobedience of men.

The favor of God is the exchange He is making now, today, with men who come to Him for reconciliation. God is exchanging wrath and condemnation for forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus the Savior. God is offering pardon for sin and adoption as children to all who come to Him on bended knee confessing Jesus is Lord over all, to the glory of God the Father. Today is the day for men to repent and become born again into the family of God.

The wrath of God has been appeased, the disobedience of men can be forgiven, new power for living a life pleasing to God is available through the life of God poured out upon the earth through the Holy Spirit Who resides within all who call upon Jesus as Savior, assuring them of His adoption and working through them for His glory.

God has come to save us, God is here to live within us, today is the day of God’s favor, now is the time for salvation. Let us faithfully make this good news known.

Our Opportunities

  1. Don’t let the Coronavirus keep you from giving. Help us win and disciple business men through your donations at: https://give.idonate.com/cbmc-inc/lansing
  2. Step one to becoming an effective ambassador for Christ in the marketplace is to pray for unsaved men by name. The easiest place to gather for prayer is at your place of business. CBMC helps Christian men form prayer teams. Check out our program here then email Mike for helping getting one started at your company. 

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

September 21, 2020 

The Inspirational Value of Managers

by Rick Boxx 

Gallup, a prestigious analytics and advisory company founded more than 80 years ago, has published a book called It’s the Manager. According to an article about the book in the Wall Street Journal, Gallup research discovered “the single most profound distinct and clarifying finding” in its 80-year history. 

The Gallup organization’s study revealed that managers did not just influence the results their teams achieved; they accounted for 70 percent of the variance in the productivity levels of their people. As a result, Gallup began to advise companies to seek out managers who infect their teams with a sense of purpose, individuals that function more like a coach. 

One of the study’s conclusions was that managers can help bridge the gap between engaged and disengaged workers. We see this truth reflected in the biblical description of Israelite king David, a talented leader who knew how to engage others in his cause. In Psalm 78:72, we read, “David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” If you want your business to flourish, hire managers skilled at engaging others. 

It’s the Manager also identified another factor critical for hiring the right managers. They must understand why it is so important for workers to become engaged in the work they do, not just show up and put in their time. The Gallup researchers observed that in previous decades, workers ranked their families, having children, owning a home and living in peace as priorities that ranked above having a good job. But by the turn of the 21st century, that trend changed. Those surveyed said a rewarding job ranked first

The engagement level of workers can decline dramatically if their job feels unrewarding. Good managers have learned how to inspire the uninspired. The Old Testament book of Proverbs has an interesting insight about this: “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5). 

For businesses to flourish in the future, they will need to identify discerning managers who have the capacity to “infect” their team with a sense of purpose, one that they find rewarding. 

To maximize both productivity and morale, there is another step beyond keeping workers engaged. The truly effective manager has the ability to inspire their teams to become even more engaged, and increase the level of engagement throughout the organization. 

Gallup’s research determined only about one-third of employees are highly engaged in the United States, where the study was conducted. However, they discovered that in successful businesses, engagement can often reach as high as 68 percent of the entire organization. 

This is important, they noted, because their research also discovered the top 10 percent of companies, ranked in terms of level of employee engagement, posted profit gains of 26 percent through the last recession, while their competitors having lower levels of employee engagement experienced a 14 percent decline in profits. People of character, those who can inspire their teams toward new heights of excellence and performance, are to be prized – and pursued. “But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain” (Exodus 18:21). 

© 2020, 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.orgHis 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

September 21, 2020 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. How would you compare a worker who is engaged in his or her job, versus those who are disengaged? 
  1. Looking at your own work situation, how engaged are you in the responsibilities you are assigned to carry out? Do you start the day with enthusiasm and zeal, or do you find yourself distracted, even gazing at what appears to be the “greener grass” on the other side of the fence? 
  1. What steps can a manager – or anyone in a supervisory role – take to increase the engagement of the people they oversee? How would you describe a manager who is inspiring or inspirational in dealing with others? 
  1. From a faith perspective, why is it important for a manager who is a follower of Jesus Christ to place a high priority on keeping people on the team engaged and feeling rewarded through their work? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 11:30, 22:4, 27:23, 28:2; Matthew 22:37-40; Galatians 5:13-14; Philippians 2:3-4  

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