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WE ARE BORN TO CREATE

Whose kingdom are you building: Yours or God's?

   Keith Knight

If you're a Christian, then you believe that you were made in the image of God. But what exactly does that mean? How about this notion: God is the creator. He made the universe, made the solar system, made the earth and everything in it. But he only made the human race in HIS image.

We were born to create. The human capacity to create is incredible ... from early agricultural tools to civic society, printing presses to bits and bytes, chariots to satellites that tour the universe, from David's harp to Mozart's symphonies to digital masterpieces.

More practically, you and I were born to create ... companies, organizations, products, robots, technological systems. Hundreds of CCBF members have created -- and are creating companies -- organizations and structures. They own office buildings, warehouses and distribution networks.

The question that I have been asking this month -- at CCBF breakfast meetings and at conferences where I've been speaking -- is this: "Whose kingdom are you building; yours or God's?"  If we are born to 'create', does the 'creation' belong to us or to God?  But if we profess that all that we have belongs to God, then the answer seems obvious, right?

The challenge is this: How do you practically convey to others that your business or organization 'belongs to God'? How is that reflected in your corporate and personal DNA?

Keith Knight

Executive Director

Canadian Christian Business Federation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE

JUNE, 2017

(Listed alphabetically by city)

ABBOTSFORD, Friday, June 23 – Breakfast, 7 a.m.,  Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, June 1 –  Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BELLEVILLE, Thursday, June 22 –  Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Denny’s, 398 North Front Street, Belleville; John Roeper, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, June 21 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, June 7 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Hans Vanderstoep, facilitator.

CALGARY SOUTH, NO MEETINGS – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Rebecca Horne, facilitator.

CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, June 27 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CHILLIWACK, NO MEETING – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Jimmy J’s Restaurant, 8559 Young Road, Chilliwack;

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, June 21 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, Tuesday, June 6 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.

COQUITLAM, Friday, June 9 – Breakfast  7 a.m.  Coquitlam Grill, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam;  Howard Pike, facilitator.

EDMONTON AM, Thursday, June 29 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

FONTHILL, Thursday, June 15 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Dominic’s On 20, 124 Hwy. 20 at Rice Road, Fonthill; Don Nelson and Bill Vander Klippe, co-facilitators.

FORT ERIE,   Friday, June 30 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Tammy's Breck-N-Ridge, 3551 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.

GUELPH, Tuesday, June 20 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

HAMILTON, Wednesday, June 14 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KAWARTHA LAKES, NO MEETING – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., St. Dave’s Diner, 2925 Hwy. 35 at Hwy 7, Lindsay; Dan Kenney, facilitator.

KINGSTON, NO MEETING –  Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St., Kingston; Dave Airey, facilitator.

KITCHENER, Thursday, June 15 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, Thursday, June 15 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.

LONDON BREAKFAST, June 28 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.

LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, June 8 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator

NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, June 21 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, NO MEETING –  7:30 a.m., Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 27 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, June 21 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, June 14 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Keith Knight, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, Wednesday, June 21 – 12 noon lunch and learn, Centre 150, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Thursday, June 1, 15 and 29 – 7 a.m., Marche Restaurant, 181 Bay St., Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator.

VANCOUVER, Tuesday, June 13 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. -- Ricky’s Restaurant, 2350 Boundary Road, just south of Lougheed Highway, Vancouver; Earl Almeida, facilitator.

WATERLOO, Friday, June 2 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WHITBY, Thursday, June 8 -- Breakfast, 7 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 150 Taunton Road at Brock Road, Whitby; Ian Williams, facilitator.

WINDSOR, Saturday, June 24 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, Tuesday, June 13 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, Friday, June 2– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.                                   


   JULY, 2017

(Listed alphabetically by city)

 

ABBOTSFORD, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast, 7 a.m.,  Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, July 6 –  Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BELLEVILLE, Thursday, July 27 –  Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Denny’s, 398 North Front Street, Belleville; John Roeper, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, July 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, July 5 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Hans Vanderstoep, facilitator.

CALGARY SOUTH, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Rebecca Horne, facilitator.

CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, July 25 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, July 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, Tuesday, July 6 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.

COQUITLAM, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast  7 a.m.  Coquitlam Grill, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam;  Howard Pike, facilitator.

EDMONTON AM, Thursday, July 27 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

FONTHILL, Thursday, July 20 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Dominic’s On 20, 124 Hwy. 20 at Rice Road, Fonthill; Don Nelson and Bill Vander Klippe, co-facilitators.

FORT ERIE,   Friday, July 28 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Artemis Restaurant, 199 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.

GUELPH, Tuesday, July 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

HAMILTON, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KAWARTHA LAKES, Tuesday, July 11 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., St. Dave’s Diner, 2925 Hwy. 35 at Hwy 7, Lindsay; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KINGSTON, SUMMER BREAK –  Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St., Kingston; Dave Airey, facilitator.

KITCHENER, Thursday, July 20 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.

LONDON BREAKFAST, July 26 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.

LONDON LUNCH, SUMMER BREAK – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator

NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, July 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, SUMMER BREAK –  7:30 a.m., Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, July 25 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, July 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, July 12 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, SUMMER BREAK – 12 noon lunch and learn, Centre 150, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, SUMMER BREAK (Joining Intriciti Speaker Series) – 7 a.m., Marche Restaurant, 181 Bay St., Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator.

VANCOUVER, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. -- Ricky’s Restaurant, 2350 Boundary Road, just south of Lougheed Highway, Vancouver; Earl Almeida, facilitator.

WATERLOO, Friday, July 2 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WHITBY, Thursday, July 13 -- Breakfast, 7 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 150 Taunton Road at Brock Road, Whitby; Ian Williams, facilitator.

WHITEWATER REGION (Pembroke-Renfrew),  SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 8 a.m., Logos Land Resort, Cobden; Ken Boyd, facilitator.

WINDSOR, Saturday, July 29 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, Tuesday, July 11 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, SUMMER BREAK– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.

                                    

Upcoming Meetings

Current Chapters

BEAMSVILLE, Ont.

BELLEVILLE, Ont.

BRAMPTON, Ont.

BRANTFORD, Ont.

BURLINGTON, Ont.

CAMBRIDGE, Ont.

CLARINGTON, Ont.

COBOURG, Ont.

DURHAM, Ont.

FONTHILL, Ont.

FORT ERIE, Ont.

GUELPH, Ont.

HAMILTON, Ont.

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont.

KINGSTON, Ont.

KITCHENER, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. (2)

MARKHAM, Ont.

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.

NORTH YORK, Ont.

NORTH YORK (PEOPLES), Ont.

OAKVILLE, Ont.

OTTAWA, Ont.

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Ont.

WATERLOO, Ont.

WHITBY, Ont.

WINDSOR, Ont.

WINGHAM, Ont.

 

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.

 

WINNIPEG, Man.

 

REGINA, Sask.

SASKATOON, Sask.

 

EDMONTON, Alta (2)

CALGARY, Alta (2)

 

ABBOTSFORD, B.C.

CHILLIWACK, B.C.

COURTENAY, B.C.

COQUITLAM, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C.

 

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