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.          

Jeremiah 20.8,11 describes, whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the Lord has brought me insult and reproach all day long…….But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.  

The Word of the Lord is an insult to men for it opposes our pride and demands we humble ourselves before the One True God in order to obey His commands. It is the fool who says there is no God, and it is the foolish who act as though that God has no expectations of us. 

The One True God is not Santa Claus who warns about his naughty list but in the end always gives gifts on Christmas Day. No, each man will be weighed and measured, their works judged by the Word of God. Those who have obeyed Him, doing what He said, who repented of their self-centered living and believed that God has come to earth to pay for their sins and to pardon their disobedience, proved by living as Jesus did, will be welcomed into God’s eternal kingdom.

But those who refuse to obey God’s Word, who won’t repent from their self directed lives, who don’t follow Jesus and obey His commands, will be condemned forever in the suffering place called hell. This warning, this opportunity to be pardoned by God for all of our disobedience, is to be shared with all people everywhere so everyone in all places at all times can live with God forever. Yet sharing this message will cause those who disbelieve to turn against the Christian, to despise the Christian, to malign the Christian and to bring ill will to the Christian.

The Christian must decide, whom shall he please, the Lord God Almighty Who is His judge and Lord, or men who are here today and gone tomorrow? The world’s chaos is a result of Christian men failing to do their job. If we would have a better world we must call men to better living which is the life God prescribes in Scripture.

We must repent from our apathy and laziness at doing the work of God which is spreading the word of God while living according to the will of God, lest we too miss the kingdom of God because of our disobedience.

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 
  1. The annual global leadership summit will be occurring in Lansing August 6-7. Some of the world’s foremost leaders in business, politics and religion will be speaking. Learn more here. Register here 
  1. 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.


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

August 3, 2020 

Panic or Peace – The Choice Is Up To Us

by Ken Korkow 

What we see determines what we do. What we see also tends to dictate how we feel. 

Since the start of the year, we have lived through unprecedented, extremely turbulent circumstances. If you have seen times of great physical, economic and political problems, you likely have become anxious, withdrawn, controlling, and perhaps looking for ways to medicate your pain. 

After relentless news reports that essentially insist, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” we start to think maybe they are right. Bombarded with messages of gloom and doom, we start to see a world of complex, unsolvable problems – and begin to see our own lives in much the same way. 

That, however, is not our only option. There is also the option of seeing the world – and our lives in general – through the eyes of trusting, unwavering faith. As 2 Corinthians 5:7 admonishes, “for we walk by faith, not by sight.”

As a result, if we believe and trust that God, our heavenly Father is sovereign, completely in control with a perfect plan – even when everything around us seems to be in absolute chaos – we will then see these present challenges very differently. We can see them as opportunities, camouflaged opportunities to grow in faith and to share His love, hope, joy, peace and resources with others. 

But these times have been painful, filled with stress, anxiety, and for some of us, genuine loss. How can we help but see the darkness and despair that seems pressed all around us? Because, as I and many people I know have discovered, pain is a great teacher – possibly the greatest teacher we can have in life. 

The reality is, people tend not to change unless there is significant pain. They have to be forced, often after much resistance, out of their comfort with the known and familiar. When that happens, they can come to a revelation that they have been betting on the wrong horse, so to speak. Once they understand that, they become willing to consider change.

Who do you know that is stressing out over current events, who has become ensnared by the pervasive panic and hysteria? Perhaps this describes you, if all you can see are the perplexing problems that seem beyond solving. If that is the case, you need to shift where you are looking. “While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). 

And if you have succeeded in looking past the problems and focusing instead on God’s promises, this is the perfect time to share them with others. Look for opportunities to ask questions and go deeper in relationships with people – friends, coworkers, even your boss – because so many people are fearful. Without faith, they cannot begin to see how good can possibly arise out of hard times. 

Remember this: God does not waste pain. And given the circumstances we have all been in, we have unique opportunities to tell others about His truth that changes our lives. There is God’s part, to bring light into the darkness. And we have our part, to be His representatives, His ambassadors for communicating His eternal message. We cannot do God’s part. And the Lord will not do ours. 

Ken Korkow lives in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A., where he serves as an area director for CBMC. This is adapted from his “Fax of Life” column. Used with permission. 

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

August 3, 2020 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. How have you handled the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the coronavirus? Have you found yourself overcome by fear or anxiety? Has your job or business suffered during as the many restrictions were put in place? Have you wondered how you could possibly survive? 
  1. What does it mean to see the world, your life, the circumstances around you, through the eyes of faith rather than perceiving them in light of the pervasive bad news we have seen and heard almost every day? 
  1. One of the Bible verses cited above says we are to look not at things that are seen, but things that are not seen. What do you think that means? How do you react to such an admonition? 
  1. Have you had any opportunities to talk with anyone who did not share the same faith that you had? If so, what has been their response? Have you found people more responsive to considering spiritual truth, given the uncertainties and grim realities of our times? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Psalm 23:1-6, 27:1-5, 46:1-3, 118:13-14; Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 6:13-16; 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2 

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