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1 Welcome Welcome

2 Let’s Get Acquainted... Let’s Get Acquainted... – Name and Business – Describe your spiritual journey – Your interest in Forums

3 Our Beginning: Chicago, 1930 Businessmen reaching Businessmen

4 To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men, andTo present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men, and To develop business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission. To develop business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

5 Seventy years of ministry in the marketplace bring know-howknow-how tools andtools and trainingtraining to help businessmen be the best they can be for Jesus Christ.

6 – 20,000 business men meeting weekly – Small Groups and Teams – Evangelism and discipleship

7 CBMC International Ministry in 74 countries

8 1986 – Business by the Book Seminar in Chicago – First CBMC Forum 1997 – National roll-out 2000 – 74 groups, 30 areas 550 business owners 550 business owners

9 Kansas City Chicago Lincoln Omaha Phoenix Santa Rosa Fresno So. CA Portland Santa Barbara Anchorage Mobile Atlanta Chattanooga Milwaukee Detroit Minneapolis Aurora Indianapolis Columbus Cincinnati Louisville Pittsburgh Ventura Houston New Orleans Oklahoma City Raleigh Lansing Erie CBMC FORUM Cities 550 members nationwide550 members nationwide 74 groups in 30 metro areas74 groups in 30 metro areas

10 Do you feel like you’re going it alone, facing the tough problems of business?

11 – Downsizing, hiring, firing, – partnerships, cash flow, debt, competition, profits, losses, stress, loneliness… – Juggling family needs. – Church and personal ministry. – Compartmentalization

12 – Help solve difficult business issues from a biblical perspective. – Provide accountability to match policies and actions to God’s Word. A group of peers to…

13 “A friendly Board of Directors” The counsel and support of fellow executives.

14 Vision: –Businesses glorifying God Purpose: –To help Christian business owners better glorify God through their businesses and lives.

15 A FORUM is... – a unique environment –6 to 8 Christian business owners – meeting monthly for several hours – apply God’s Word to the daily operation of their businesses.

16 n CORE VALUES –Godly Counsel –Mutual Support –Accountability –Prayer –Confidentiality

17 – High priority business meeting – 5 hours per month – Sharing business experiences and wisdom – Supporting other members – Financial Investment

18  Godly Counsel – drawing on the wisdom, giftedness and experience of the men in your group.  Mutual Support – receiving and giving understanding, empathy and encouragement when facing both difficulties and opportunities.

19  Accountability – gaining the courage to follow through on tough decisions and issues as they arise.  Prayer – experiencing the power and ministry of prayer both as a group and with individual members.

20  Confidentiality – gaining trust and confidence in one another that comes with honest and transparency in a confidential environment.

21 Accumulated Years Business Experience and as a Christian NameYears in Businessas Christian – Bill P – Jim E.3012 – Dave L.1820 – James W.1618 – Dan K.31 6 – Steve M.1410 – Dale W.1521 TOTAL TOTAL

22 Typical Meeting Agenda - 3pm-8pm è 3pm - Prayer - Devotional è 3:30 - Host Segment n Business update - Host Issues - Host Issues n Problems/ opportunities n Review financials n Business as ministry platform è 5:30 - Meal è 6:00 - Round-table of members è 8:00 - Administrative matters/Prayer

23 3 Steps to Joining a FORUM 1. Complete the Application 2. Attend the Initial Meeting 3. Make the Commitment

24 Visit our website at CBMCFORUMS.COM

25 A vision for ministry A vision for ministry in the marketplace.


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