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 28.19-20 commands, Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. NASB2020

For most Christians, the ‘go’ command in the Great Commission has been left for missionaries who leave the United states and travel across the globe to share the gospel. Rare is the Christian who associates the ‘go’ command to their neighborhood or their marketplace. But in these days, the opportunity to apply the ‘go’ command in a practical way has never been greater.

The opportunity Christians now have to work from home remotely and permanently could drastically impact they're effectiveness for Christ in the marketplace. Without contact there is no impact. This is why Jesus commanded us to go. We are to go to people and share the gospel beginning with living lives of love and service to people so that their hearts and minds are open to the message of the gospel.

Increasingly Christians are choosing to work remotely from home in order to enjoy the comfort of their families in their own household. This choice will further erode the effectiveness of the gospel in the marketplace. Already we find ourselves having made little impact these past 50 years because we have not been diligent to go to our neighbor and share the gospel. We have chosen to be good people but being good has not resulted in people being saved.

It is the salvation of men that changes the hearts of men and thus the minds of men, resulting in the communities of men being transformed by Christ. Until a man is fully surrendered to the gospel, he will continue to live a disobedient life before God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

Christians must go, now more so than ever before, to the marketplace where they live in order to see men come to Christ. Now is NOT the time to choose to work remotely away from the mission field that exists in our own community.

Our Opportunities

  1. Beginning this Wednesday January 12 CBMC is launching a new marketplace study using the bookMore Than Your Business Card: A Wake-up Call for Leaders Desiring to Follow Jesus in the Marketplace. We will review this book each week via zoom over the lunch hour. This study will help you see the value of your calling as a missionary to the marketplace. Buy the book then let mike know you will be joining him Wednesdays from noon to 12.45pm beginning January 12.
  2. Beginning January 20th over the lunch hour, via zoom, CBMC is offering men under 40 a new study to help you become more effective as a man of God. We will review the book How to Ruin Your Life By 30: Nine Surprisingly Everyday Mistakes You Might Be Making Right Now. You must purchase the book on your own and register with me so you can receive the meeting link. Register here then invite your friends to join us for a lively discussion about growing as a man of God.                        
  3. You can partner with us here: https://give.idonate.com/cbmc-inc/lansing 

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

January 17, 2022 

We Can Trust Biblical Principles For The Workplace

By Robert J. Tamasy 

Years ago, I published a book called Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace. Compiled from a series of Monday Manna meditations I had written over several years; my goal was to present a wealth of principles from the Bible that apply to the 21st century marketplace. Response to the book was mostly positive. Both individuals and groups of business and professional people have used it for personal reflection and discussion. 

I did receive a few critical comments, however, from readers who complained the writings were not focused enough. Maybe they were looking for answers for specific problems or issues they were facing. However, as it is for Monday Manna every week, our desire is to present the timeless, practical relevance of the Scriptures for the workplace and remind us that from God’s perspective, all work is sacred. 

The Bible does not give specific answers to questions like “Which job should I take?” or, “How can I get our supplier to be more responsive?” But it does provide basic, essential principles for how we should conduct ourselves in the marketplace. I was reminded of this recently when a friend whom I will call Jim told of an extremely difficult situation he was confronted with years ago. 

He was a quality control inspector for a government-supported utility, assigned to inspect plants strictly according to detailed specifications. “Close enough” was not acceptable. His diligence, however, was not appreciated by the managers and supervisors at the plant. He was pressured to overlook equipment that did not meet code requirements. He even received death threats. 

Jim endured the intense opposition for three years – fulfilling his duty to fully enforce regulations – until he transferred to another plant. Three years later he was reassigned to the original plant, finding that the working environment there had changed dramatically. All of the managers that opposed his ethical commitment had been dismissed, and meticulous inspections were welcomed by the new leadership. 

If you were to ask Jim if the Bible spoke specifically to the challenges he had faced, he probably would tell you no. But he did know that as a follower of Jesus Christ, compromising and covering up design failures were not only unacceptable, but also a poor witness to his faith. Here are just a few of the biblical principles he boldly defended: 

God puts a high premium on honesty. Temptations are many in the marketplace to shade the truth, but God always expects honesty and forthrightness. “The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight (Proverbs 11:1).

Dishonesty eventually will be exposed. It was no coincidence that Jim was restored to his former role, while those who insisted that he be deceptive in his reporting had been removed from their jobs. “Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment (Proverbs 12:19).

There is security in maintaining personal integrity. Jim did nothing personally to expose those who had opposed him, but their determination to deceive was discovered, nevertheless. “The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out” (Proverbs 10:9). 

© 2022. Robert J. Tamasy has written Marketplace Ambassadors: CBMC’s Continuing Legacy of Evangelism and Discipleship; Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace; Pursuing Life with a Shepherd’s Heart, coauthored with Ken Johnson; and The Heart of Mentoring, coauthored with David A. Stoddard. Bob’s biweekly blog is: www.bobtamasy.blogspot.com. 

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

January 17, 2022 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. What is your response to the statement that principles from the Bible are timeless, practical, and relevant? Do you believe this is true? Explain your answer. 
  1. In the scenario described, the quality control inspector not only sought to uphold ethical standards in a general sense, but also understood that how he conducted himself on the job was a reflection of his faith and trust in God. Do you agree with the stance he took, even when it seemed dangerous to do so? Why or why not? 
  1. Has there ever been a time when you found it difficult to stand up for biblical principles, or felt they did not apply in a specific situation? If so, describe the circumstances and how you dealt with them. In retrospect, do you wish you had acted differently? 
  1. Do you believe that wrongdoing, one way or another, will eventually be revealed? Why do you think this way? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 11:3, 13:6, 16:11, 17:23, 19:5,9, 20:17, 21:6, 24:26, 29:10 

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