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.           

John 4.23-24 states, believe Me, woman, the time is coming when you Samaritans will worship the Father neither here at this mountain nor there in Jerusalem. You worship guessing in the dark; we Jews worship in the clear light of day. God’s way of salvation is made available through the Jews. But the time is coming—it has, in fact, come—when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. “It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before Him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship Him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration. MSG  

The love of God, a relationship with God, is and has been extended to all people by God Himself when He came to live among us as one of us in Jesus the Savior of the world. People no longer must become Jews and worship in Jerusalem to be a child of God. 

All people from all over the earth are welcome to become His children and to worship Him, for God is Spirit and He is not contained in temples or specific locations. God is everywhere and so too are His children who have been born again through faith by the Spirit in Jesus the Savior. 

Our ability to know our Creator begins with our value as His created beings. We are wanted by virtue of our existence because He brought our lives forth, creating us in the womb and ensuring our earthly existence by our birth. Now He, the God of the universe, desires a personal relationship with us through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He makes that relationship possible for all people in all places through faith. 

Therefore, we must share the gospel, to spread the good news of God’s love and willingness to accept all men who come to Him humbly in spirit and truth by faith through Jesus wherever they are and whoever they are.

Our Opportunities

  1. Two new training studies are available for your spiritual development and effectiveness. Every Christian is commanded to make disciples. How will YOU do it? CBMC can make obedience to this command possible and effective. Over six weeks we will study:
    1. WHAT is Disciplemaking?
    2. WHY make Disciples?
    3. GOALS of Disciplemaking
    4. HOW to make Disciples
    5. USING Operation Timothy
    6. COST of Disciplemaking 

If you are interested in attending these sessions, contact me for further information and to register.

  1. Our second training opportunity centers around leadership. Every man is a leader. Leadership is initiative. This initiative takes place in two spheres: personal and relational. In this eight-week study you will explore Scripture and learn practical means for growing as a leader both of your self and of those around you. Interested? Contact Mike for more information.

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

May 24, 2021 

Where Would We Be Without ‘Unsung Hereoes’?

by Robert J. Tamasy 

We rarely see them, but they are indispensable. I am talking about the people who do the work behind the scenes to make possible the successes we experience every day. We might call them “unsung heroes,” because they rarely receive the credit or acknowledgement they richly deserve. Every business and organization has them, men and women who undertake the details and drudgeries needed to see projects to fruition. Every major event, from conferences and conventions to concerts, could not take place without unnoticed individuals ensuring that every necessity has been addressed properly. 

I was reminded of this recently after learning that one of the faithful people who each week translate Monday Manna from its original English into many other languages had passed away. For more than 20 years, Anna Fulchignoni of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had translated Monday Manna from its original English into Italian. Her translated version was then distributed to Italian-reading people in many parts of the world. Who knows how many lives were touched by her diligent work? 

Started in 1997, Monday Manna originally was available only in English, and sent out via fax. (Remember those machines?) Now, every edition of this workplace meditation is translated from English into more than 20 different languages and emailed around the globe to readers in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin and South America, Australia, and even parts of the Middle East. The translators labor in obscurity, solely because of their devotion to God and belief in what the Bible teaches for today’s marketplace. 

We have no way of knowing for certain, but we estimate well over one million people every Monday receive Monday Manna in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian and other languages. We owe our gratitude to the faithful people who do this work; for each, we might suspect, it is a labor of love. 

Who are the “unsung heroes” where you work, doing the necessary but unnoticed behind-the-scenes work that makes it possible for your business or organization to carry out its mission? Perhaps you are one of those. Here are some things the Lord says about these individuals: 

Measuring success by a different standard. We typically measure greatness by status, levels of income, fame and measurable productivity. However, Jesus gave a different perspective. “…‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them…. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to be first must be slave of all’” (Mark 10:42-44). 

The nobility of being a servant. If there was ever anyone who should not have performed uncelebrated, behind-the-scenes work, it was Jesus Christ. Yet He declared that more than anything, His role during His earthly ministry was that of a servant. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). 

Little things add up to big accomplishments. After telling a parable about three workers who showed differing levels of diligence in their service, Jesus concluded by saying that those who did everything they could would be rewarded: “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things” (Matthew 25:14-30). 

© 2021. 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.


A service to the business community

A Publication of CBMC International

May 24, 2021 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. When you think of the term “unsung hero,” or behind-the-scenes worker,” who comes immediately to mind? What qualities of that person – or persons – stands out to you? 
  1. How do you feel when you have worked hard at a task or a project, and believe you have done it well, but receive little or no recognition for what you have done? 
  1. Do you believe it is right that we give such honor and acclaim to people in the spotlight, including celebrities, star athletes, and prominent business leaders, without also recognizing the people who have contributed so significantly to their success? 
  1. If you knew that you would never receive the attention and appreciation for your work from humans, but knew you would hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant” from God, how would that change your approach to your job, your career – if at all? Explain your answer. 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 22:29; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Acts 20:22-23; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 3:17,23 

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