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.

Acts 26.16 observes, But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance as a servant and witness to the things you have seen and to the things in which I will appear to you.”NET 

All of us will be weighed and measured and most will be found wanting because we did little to nothing for the glory of God while we lived on this earth. The greatest sin we consistently perform is ignoring and not doing God’s will on earth. The servant of God serves people so that people will, in turn, be receptive to the word of God. The witness of God then shares the word of God, Who is Jesus the Savior, so that all people might be restored to God.

God in Jesus came to earth to reconcile the world to Himself. He has left His church on the earth to complete His mission, the salvation and sanctification of all people in partnership with Him in the Holy Spirit. Jesus continues to appear to us as we continue to seek Him through the Scriptures. His appearance is for our increased understanding of serving Him and sharing Him with others, the ultimate purpose of His appearing to us in the Scriptures.

Our goal is to be the building of His kingdom upon the earth as it is in heaven. The seeking and saving of the lost until every knee bows and every tongue confesses that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father. We are not to wring our hands of the evil we see, expecting the world to become increasingly hostile to God. We are to set our hands upon the plow and sow the word of God, expecting a harvest of righteousness, for it is to His glory that we bear much fruit proving ourselves to be His disciple.

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Who will seek the Lord earnestly to serve and witness for Him diligently? I long to be that man and CBMC longs to be that ministry representing such men.

Our Opportunities

  1. Meet other Christian businessmen in Lansing on February 14th to be encouraged in living out our faith in the marketplace. CBMC's Coffee Connections meets from 7.30-8.30am at Alaiedon Collective. Register here, the event is FREE

  2. Join us for prayer and Bible study every Friday morning 8-9am at Panera Frandor

  3. Save the Date. March 21st will be our first special luncheon of 2023. Join us to hear former MSU basketball coach Mike Garland share his amazing story. Check out this teaser and begin praying for unchurched men to bring to this luncheon. Registration up soon.  

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

February 6, 2023 

Your Part Is Not The Only Part

by Robert J. Tamasy

 There is a tendency, when circumstances become especially challenging, for many of us to reason that the outcome is solely dependent on us. As one motivational speaker used to say, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!” However, unless you are an entrepreneur and the only employee in your company, there will always be others involved in the successes – and failures – of your organization. Everyone, from the receptionist to the salespeople to the janitor to the CEO, contributes to the ultimate result. 

I remember my days as a magazine editor for CBMC. I was the primary writer, but we also had people contributing columns on various topics. I had an associate editor and editorial assistant. We had a graphic designer and illustrators who worked to make our publication visually compelling. Then there were the people at the publishing company who did the work of getting the magazine into printed form. 

Each time we received a freshly printed, new edition of the magazine, I would come to the same conclusion: The whole (product) was greater than the sum of the parts. This process, utilizing the gifts, talents and experience of each person involved, reminded me of a statement in 1 Corinthians 12:12-26. 

The context is referring to the Church, the “body of Christ” as the Bible expresses it. But in principle it also can apply to any workplace setting. The entire passage is well worth reading and pondering, but here are some excerpts from it:

The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ…. But in fact God has arranged the parts of the body, every one of them, just as she wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body….” 

These verses also refer to the parts of the body that do not get as much attention as others. When we look at someone, whether their physical appearance or the work they perform, we tend to favor those who are most attractive or produce the greatest results. However, the passage reminds us:

The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor…. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”

Another passage in the Scriptures speaks to the importance of relying on one another rather than thinking we can accomplish all the work on our own. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 states:

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls, his friend can help him up. But pity the person who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” 

The next time you experience a significant accomplishment at work, remember all who helped to make it possible. 

© 2023. 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

February 6, 2023 

Reflection/Discussion Questions 

  1. How many people work at your company or organization? What are some of the roles and responsibilities they perform? What would be the impact if they failed to do their respective jobs? 
  1. If you are involved with a team of people on a specific project, how do you all typically respond when the work is accomplished? Do you “share the glory,” or do certain individuals get the credit without acknowledging the contributions of others? What is the impact of that response? 
  1. What have you done personally – or what can you do – to recognize the value of people who are not on the “front lines” but make important contributions to the achievement of your team’s or organization’s mission? 
  1. One verse cited above says, “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Have you noticed that a piece of thread or string might be easily broken, and two pieces might be snapped with a little effort as well. But by intertwining three or more strands, the “cord” becomes extremely difficult to break. What does that say about how we work together with others? 

NOTE: If you have a Bible and would like to read more, consider the following passages: Proverbs 27:17; Mark 6:7; Acts 13:2-3, 14:1-3; Philippians 2:3-4; 1 Corinthians 16:15-18 

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