Being Called

Among men devoted to the Lord and involved in a personal ministry in CBMC, the topic of conversation frequently gets around to the challenge of 2 Corinthians 5:20 - that of being an effective marketplace ambassador for Jesus Christ. We all agree that we could improve our effectiveness, and CBMC's resources are designed to help us do just that. Being Christ's ambassador where we work and live is a high calling, as this week's devotional explains... Ernie P.S. - Save the date of Tuesday, November 15 for the next CBMC Marketplace Ambassador Network breakfast. The session topic is Margin: Getting the Time You Need in a Stressed-Out World.
Tags:  Calling, Serving, Choices

I Trust God, But I Am Wiped Out

The constant pressure of the modern workplace can sometimes bring us to the limits of our energy and strength. However, few of us ever reach the depths of despair that Job of the Old Testament endured. He needed help, and found strength in God. Rick Warren reminds us all of God's strength and care for us in this week's devotional. Ernie
Tags:  Faith, Trust, Despair

You Want Me To Do What?

CBMC's purpose and mission can be described as, "Reaching a man right where he is and helping him to become the man God designed him to be." The beginning of the process is for a man to discover God's design for the man. My observation is that many men have some wrong ideas of the design and goals God has for us. This week's devotional from Os Hillman helps to clarify what God's design and desire genuinely is. Ernie
Tags:  Work, Obedience, Ministry, Mission

Fulfilling Ministry At Work

By Ed Silvoso For the Christian, true fulfillment in life can be summarized by the popular bumper sticker slogan, "Bloom where you're planted." Peter said it this way: "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another" (1 Pet. 4:10). Your greatest fulfillment in life will come when you discover your unique gifts and abilities and use them to edify others and glorify the Lord.
Tags:  Ministry, Ministry at work, Work

Working for God

Early next Tuesday morning a few men will gather at the Green Hill Golf Course overlooking the city of Worcester. Golf is not really the thing on their minds. They've got something bigger in mind. By showing up there for breakfast, these men are becoming part of a growing network of men who are finding the big purpose in their life and banding together to help one another achieve that purpose. Typically, after the men share breakfast, one or two will share a story or two on their progress in their journey to success, along with some of the challenges they face. Then a content expert will present a useful application story. Connections are made and the balance of the last hour focuses on the application of effective biblical principles in real life situations in the marketplace. These men are forming a network of average men from various vocations and life stages who share a common purpose - to be the best they can be at what they are doing. These men have begun to answer the question, "who are you working for?" They recognize that, according to 2 Corinthians 5:20, they have a high calling - working to be in the workplace as ambassadors for Christ. There's a really good chance that they will make a significant impact for their own lives and the lives and businesses they touch. I invite you to make a reservation for the upcoming breakfast and check out this growing group of men in our journey together. Ernie
Tags:  Work

Work and Peace

The number one attribute of a Marketplace Ambassador for Christ is that he is one who maintains an intimate walk with Christ in the context of his home, his workplace and his community.. Does that sound hard to you? Darryl Shoemaker reminds us that success begins in the quiet place and then spreads to characterize our daily walk. Ernie P.S. - Make your reservations now for CBMC's next Marketplace Ambassador Network breakfast at Worcester's Green Hill Golf Course on Tuesday, September 20, from 7:00 to 8:15 am. Lee Truax, CBMC's President will be the speaker.
Tags:  Work, Peace

What To Think About At Work

Just about this time of year many businesses are taking account and beginning to set up plans for the coming year. Even for those of us who may not be engaged in the big decisions of business, it's good idea to step back for a few moments, clear our mind and reflect on where we've been and where we're going. Darryl Shoemaker has some suggestions. Ernie P.S. - SAVE THE DATE: If you're in the Worcester, MA area, mark your calendar for CBMC's next Marketplace Ambassador Network breakfast at the Green Hill Golf Course on Tuesday, September 20, from 7:00 to 8:15 am. Lee Truax, CBMC's President will be the speaker.
Tags:  Work

Finding Where You Are At Work

This week's title may sound strange. Most of us already know where we are at work. We have an address and phone number where we can be found. That's not what we have in mind here. The question is bigger than that. All of us eventually ask ourselves something like, "Am I in the right line of work? Am I making the kind of progress in my career that I should? Do I need to sharpen my focus?" Even if we ask the right questions, sometimes we don't find it easy to get good answers. Darrly Shoemaker has some helpful pointers for us. Ernie
Tags:  Work