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.

Hebrews 12.1-3 asks, Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! MSG

The key to finishing well in this Christian life is to stay focused on the eternal life to come. They key to finishing well in this Christian life is not to focus on comfort, ease, and accomplishment in this world but to focus on receiving God’s praise, approval, and reward in the next world. Difficulty from serving God, persecution from men for acknowledging Jesus, suffering for conviction of God’s truth, are badges of honor, are means for making us like Jesus, and are proof that we are in Him and He is in us.

As God Himself suffered while living among us as one of us from men who rejected Him as God and Savior, so too we must expect, we must welcome, and we must love through, those who will reject our message and way of life as we proclaim and model Jesus as God and Savior of the world. If we are not suffering for His Name’s sake are we trying very hard to make His Name known?

Calling all men to repentance and then obedience to the One True God will cause some to reject us, to ridicule us, and, if possible, to punish us, for not accepting the views and lifestyles of those who ignore God and refuse to obey His commands. This is how our God lived among us and how we are to live among men before our God.

Our Opportunities

  1. Mark your calendars now for a special meeting on December 9th. Over the lunch hour we will discuss the vaccine mandate required of all companies employing more than 100 people. Our facilitator will be Mr. William Wagner. William currently serves as President and Chairman of Salt & Light Global. Professor Wagner’s public service includes serving as a Federal judge in the United States Courts, legal counsel in the U.S. Senate, senior assistant United States attorney in the Department of Justice, and as an American diplomat. Lunch will begin at noon with our conversation beginning soon afterward. We will formally conclude no later than 1.30pm. Register HERE

  2. December 16th over the lunch hour, CBMC will help you effectively know God better. CBMC has a proven and effective system for meeting with God daily that, if followed, will change your life, and will leave behind for the generations who come after you a record of your spiritual journey. Learn more and receive a free Bible reading plan! Register HERE then join us for12pm lunch at the CBMC office located at 4407 W. St. Joe Hwy Lansing, 48917. 

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

November 22, 2021 

Why We Can Trust The Best Business Book Ever

By Robert J. Tamasy 

In my book, Business at Its Best: Timeless Wisdom from Proverbs for Today’s Workplace, I offer the view that the Bible is the best business book ever written. Years have passed since it was first published, but I am more convinced of that today than ever. I feel certain that if every business and professional person and every organization studied and applied principles from the Bible, success would be virtually assured. 

Recently I came across eight “Standards of Trust” adopted by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a private, non-profit organization that for more than 100 years has been devoted to the mission of advancing marketplace trust. It is not surprising to find these principles all have strong biblical support. Here are the “standards,” along with passages that affirm them: 

Build Trust. Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace. “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1). 

Advertise Honestly. Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling. “Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel” (Proverbs 20:17). 

Tell the Truth. Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosure of all material terms. “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful” (Proverbs 12:22). 

Be Transparent. Openly identify the nature, location and ownership of the business, and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy. “A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart, he harbors deceit. Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart” (Proverbs 26:24-25). 

Honor Promises. Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations. “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one” (Matthew 5:37) 

Be Responsive. Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith. “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you.… First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23). 

Safeguard Privacy. Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud…respect the preferences of consumers regarding the use of their information. “If you argue your case with a neighbor, do not betray another man’s confidence, or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation” (Proverbs 25:9-10). 

Embody Integrity. Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees and procedures that bear on a consumer’s decision to buy. “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity” (Proverbs 11:3). 

© 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. 

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

November 22, 2021 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

1.What is the best business book you have ever read? What impressed you as you read it? Have you ever considered the Bible to be a “business book”? Why or why not? 

2.Which of the eight “Standards of Trust” presented by the Better Business Bureau seems most significant to you? Are there any that you think could or should be eliminated? What might be principles that could be added? 

3.How well do you think many businesses – and the people who work in them – succeed in living up to these standards, or other ethical guidelines similar to them? 

4.Do you think, overall, that honesty, integrity and other forms of ethical behavior in today’s marketplace are on the increase – or on the wane? Why do you think this is the case? 


NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 10:9, 11:1, 12:17, 13:6, 16:11, 20:14,19,25, 21:6, 24:26; James 3:13-18 

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