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The abundant life

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One of the most exciting things about being a part of CBMC is being a part of a highly committed community of men who are serious about being instruments in the hand of God in the process of seeing others come to Christ or grow in their relationship to Christ. CBMC leaders and teams that are actively involved in seeing others come to Christ are the most vibrant of leaders and teams. Nothing brings us into the abundant (significant, meaningful, satisfying) life that God intended for us than being a part of another man coming to or growing in Jesus Christ. The process of living life together and experiencing the Holy Spirit actively engaged in lives around...
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God and Silicon Valley

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FYI, I wouldn't normally expect to see an article on a tech publication like ZD Net about Christianity... but found this very encouraging: http://www.zdnet.com/article/god-and-silicon-valley/ See more on "Transforming the Bay for Christ" at: http://tbc.city/#home I think the folks involved in this effort have developed an interesting model that might be replicated in other regions. Blessings, Paul
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The Greater Joy

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Matthew 4:19 "Come follow me", Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." God knows that our greatest joy and satisfaction comes from following Him and in that following He points us to becoming fishers of men. Yet often we don't trust Him in this proposition. We fear what we will have to "give up" too much versus all that we receive from Him (and of Him). What hangs in the balance is really coming to know Him in the intimacy of following. Missing that would truly be loss! I've come to observe that God has placed the need for significance deeply wired into every life. Sometimes we confuse that desire with "fame" -- how many YouTube...
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Being Living Proof

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Since the introduction of LivingProof in the Marketplace Ambassador Advancement System ( advance.cmc.com ) we've had almost 10,000 views of LivingProof videos! That's exciting because LivingProof demonstrates and illustrates the power of allowing our relationships to be the center of our communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ in natural and authentic ways. This reality based series tells the stories of real people living life together --- no actors in this one! The paradigm that the series helps people walk through and understand starts with Observing what God is doing around us in the lives of people... encourages us to Invest in relationships...
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March2015 Connection Point

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In the latest edition of Connection Point (available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/123229975 ), Lee Truax speaks about the 2015 Platform Sponsorship with Iron Sharpens Iron events around the country and the upcoming Connect Conference in Lake Geneva, WI, April 30-May 3.
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How exciting it is to realize that around the globe the gospel is being delivered to people through marketplace relationships. As transformed businessmen carry the "gospel in a briefcase" they meet people right where they are with the message of hope. A message of Jesus Christ and reconciliation through Him with our Heavenly Father. At breakfast I met two guys who drive by car from Romania just to be here in Holland to be encouraged, equipped and challenged as they go back to their mission field among people in the marketplace. They are young and spiritually hungry and see CBMC as a model for impactful ministry where they work and live. So exciting...
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Article thought you would find interesting...Enjoy: http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-that-are-extremely-religious-2014-12?op=1
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I pray that 2015 begins with a great start for all of you! I also pray that you become fully engaged and resolve to become an effective marketplace ambassador, by integrating into your daily life the 10 attributes of a marketplace ambassador: 1. Walking daily in intimacy with Jesus Christ 2. Living in accountable relationships with believers 3. Sharing faith in Christ in my sphere of influence 4. Helping others grow spiritually through life-on-life discipleship 5. Living an integrated life with proper life priorities 6. Living a life of generosity 7. Applying Biblical principles in all areas of my life...
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10 Attribute Ambassador

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It's been exciting to travel across the country and challenge men to be "10 Attribute Ambassadors" or effective Marketplace Ambassadors. Every thing we do flows out of Attribute #1. (See the 10 Attributes here). Without a daily and intimate walk with Jesus Christ none of the other listed attributes can really work. Yeah, we can fake some of it... but I am grateful that CBMC has long been known as an environment where posers don't last very long! Maybe that's because our mission is not the most popular on the planet? I mean maybe it is only real men that make disciples? I digress. Each of the 10 Attributes are only enabled as we daily surrender...
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Ambassador Insight

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Yesterday at a monthly lunch with about 12 other business leaders the discussion focused on the attributes of an effective Marketplace Ambassador. Pete Christianson, who has had experience in the political arena commented, " Effective Ambassadors understand the culture in which they are placed without losing loyalty to the one who placed them." How does that translate into your thinking about being an effective Ambassador for Christ in the Marketplace?
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The Bible

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Recently I had the privilege of being briefed by the Green family (of Hobby Lobby fame) on the exciting plans to build a Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. This amazing facility will be a state of the art museum dedicated to the Bible. Taking an objective and honest view of the historicity of the Bible, the impact of the Bible and its narrative, this museum will be a great place to explore the Bible for the convinced and unconvinced as well. You can visit the website for more information on the project at: Museum of the Bible I am thrilled that CBMC will be able to leverage such a great project in creative ways to challenge those in our...
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As believers, we are ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20). God calls all of us to be His ambassadors as we live a life exemplifying Christ’s character. That life has a certain “look” to it. We call that the "10 Attributes" of a Marketplace Ambassador. The 10 Attributes are shown in the webpage linked below (an active link is shown below in RELATED RESOURCES): http://www.marketplaceambassador.com/10-attributes Resolve to live out the 10 Attributes of a Marketplace Ambassador!! You can learn more by going to the brand new website linked at (an active link is shown below in RELATED RESOURCES): www.marketplaceambassador.com . We look...
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The Marketplace Ambassador Initiative has officially launched and the www.marketplaceambassador.com web site is up and running. There will be much more to come in order to help you to effectively launch the Marketplace Ambassador Initiative in your area, however we encourage you to check out the web site. This site will also link you to the Marketplace Ambassador Advancement System which is on line system designed to assist you in living as an effective Ambassador for Christ and reaching others to do the same. You will find eOT which is our electronic version of the long time discipleship tool Operation Timothy. We have also released the online version...
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So excited to see 800+ CBMC leaders from all over the world enjoying the 10th CBMC World Convention. As expected all have been greatly impacted and blessed by the interaction with believers from all over the globe. It is hard to describe. Last night "the Lord's prayer" was prayed in 7 of the many languages spoken here. It was very moving to hear this prayer our Lord used to teach the disciples in 0 0 1 114 650 CBMC, Inc. 5 1 763 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ...
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10th World Convention

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Just a week away... thoughts jump back to my anticipation for the 2010 9th CBMC World Convention. I had never been to that "side of the world" never mind Singapore. It was hard to imagine what I was going to experience but I knew God had something big in mind. He always does. Even small things in our minds may turn out to be big in significance in our lives as God uses them. I wish I could find the right words to encourage you NOT to miss this convention. My heart was challenged and so encouraged by the commitment to Christ and His work that I saw with every step I took after arriving in that amazing city sized country. As I entered the...
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J esus tells us in Matthew 9:37-38 Then He said to His disciples, "the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few, therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborer s into His harvest." Please pray for the Lord to send out Marketplace Ambassadors for the harvest in your area! He wants to answer that prayer! And we get to participate by being the recruiters in our area. As God moves in hearts and begins to assemble His workers for the harvest, we are to be faithful to assemble and equip these workers for the harvest. We are using the term "Marketplace Ambassadors" according to our identity described in 2...
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J esus tells us in Matthew 9:37-38 Then He said to His disciples, "the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few, therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborer s into His harvest." Please pray for the Lord to send out Marketplace Ambassadors for the harvest in your area! He wants to answer that prayer! And we get to participate by being the recruiters in our area. As God moves in hearts and begins to assemble His workers for the harvest, we are to be faithful to assemble and equip these workers for the harvest. We are using the term "Marketplace Ambassadors" according to our identity described in 2...
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The harvest is ripe

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J esus tells us in Matthew 9:37-38 Then He said to His disciples, "the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few, therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborer s into His harvest." Please pray for the Lord to send out Marketplace Ambassadors for the harvest in your area! He wants to answer that prayer! And we get to participate by being the recruiters in our area. As God moves in hearts and begins to assemble His workers for the harvest, we are to be faithful to assemble and equip these workers for the harvest. We are using the term "Marketplace Ambassadors" according to our identity described in 2 Corinthians...
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10th World Convention

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Well here it is... September 2014. Seemed so far away when we first started planning the 10th CBMC World Convention! Now only a few weeks away and a sense of excitement at what God may do as He meets each attendee right where they are and encourages them to live abundantly as ambassadors for Christ right where they are! As the global network of marketplace leaders hears the keynote addresses, participates in the workshop topics, and the general fellowship of believers in Jesus from across the globe - this is going to be an amazing experience! The next CBMC World Convention is tentatively slotted to take place in Belfast Northern Ireland in 2018. That...
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Last week Thursday and Friday June 26 & 27, the KCBMC conference was held in Washington DC near the Dulles Airport. Almost 200 Korean CBMC leaders gathered to be encouraged and to cast and embrace vision for impact for the future. KCBMC dispatches and creates Korean speaking teams all over the world. At the conference I met a leader from Milan, Italy and Paris, France among many other places represented. Steve Trice, Chairman of Jasco Products, spoke on the current crisis in our churches and workplaces of Christians who are not engaging in making disciples as we have been instructed in Matthew 28:18 - 20. I had the privilege of doing a "sneak peak"...
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