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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

APRIL, 2017

(Listed alphabetically by city)

ABBOTSFORD, Friday, April 28 – Breakfast, 7 a.m.,  Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, April 6 –  Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

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

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, April 26 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

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

CALGARY SOUTH, Thursday, April 13 and Friday, 28 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Rebecca Horne, facilitator.

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

CHILLIWACK, Thursday, April 6 – launch of a new chapter, Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Jimmy J’s Restaurant, 8559 Young Road, Chilliwack; Keith Knight, guest speaker

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

COBOURG, Tuesday, April 4 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.

COQUITLAM, Friday, April 7 – launch of a new chapter, Breakfast  7 a.m., The Coquitlam Grill, 2635 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam; Keith Knight, guest speaker

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

FONTHILL, Thursday, April 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, April 28 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Artemis Restaurant, 199 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.

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

HAMILTON, Wednesday, April 12 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

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

KINGSTON, Wednesday, April 19 –  Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St., Kingston; Dave Airey, facilitator.

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

LANGLEY, Thursday, April 20 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.

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

LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, April 13 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator

NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, March 15 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, Thursday, April 13 –  12 noon, Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

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

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

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, April 12 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

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

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Thursday, April 6 – 5 p.m., Duke of Westminster Pub, First Canadian Place, Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Thursday, April 20 -- 7 a.m., Marche Restaurant, Brookfield Place, Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator

VANCOUVER, Tuesday, April 11 – Lunch 12 noon, Ricky’s Restaurant, 2350 Boundary Road, just south of Lougheed Highway, Vancouver; Tim Spangler, facilitator.

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

WHITBY, Thursday, April 13 -- Breakfast, 8 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 150 Taunton Road at Brock Road, Whitby; Ian Williams, facilitator.

WHITEWATER REGION (Pembroke-Renfrew) , Friday, April 21 – launch of a new chapter, Breakfast 8 a.m., Logos Land Resort, Cobden; Keith Knight, guest speaker.

WINDSOR, Saturday, April 29 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Marija’s Place, 1412 Wyandotte Ave. at Moy Avenue; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

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

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

 

MAY, 2017

(Listed alphabetically by city)

ABBOTSFORD, Friday, May 26 – Breakfast, 7 a.m.,  Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, May 4 –  Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

BELLEVILLE, Thursday, May 25 –  Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Denny’s, 398 North Front Street, Belleville; John Roeper, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, May 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, May 3 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Hans Vanderstoep, facilitator.

CALGARY SOUTH, Thursday, April 13 and Friday, 28 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Rebecca Horne, facilitator.

CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, May 23 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CHILLIWACK, Thursday, May 11 – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Jimmy J’s Restaurant, 8559 Young Road, Chilliwack;

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, May 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, Tuesday, May 2 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.

COQUITLAM, Friday, May 4 – Breakfast  7 a.m.  Coquitlam Grill, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam;  Howard Pike, facilitator.

EDMONTON AM, Thursday, May 25 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

FONTHILL, Thursday, May 18 – 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, May 26 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Artemis Restaurant, 199 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.

GUELPH, Tuesday, May 16 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

HAMILTON, Wednesday, May 10 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KAWARTHA LAKES, Tuesday, May 9 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., St. Dave’s Diner, 2925 Hwy. 35 at Hwy 7, Lindsay; Dan Kenney, facilitator.

KINGSTON, Wednesday, May 17 –  Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 2376 Princess St., Kingston; Dave Airey, facilitator.

KITCHENER, Thursday, May 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, Thursday, May 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.

LONDON BREAKFAST, May 31 – 7:30 a.m., Fireside Family Restaurant, 1166 Commissioners Rd. E., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.

LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, May 11 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator

NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, May 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, Friday, May 12 –  12 noon, Cora’s, Oakville Town Centre II, 240 North Service Road West, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 30 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; Tim Visser, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, May 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, May 10 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Stacy Mueller, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, Wednesday, May 10 – 12 noon lunch and learn, Centre 150, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

TORONTO CONNEXIONS, Thursday, May 4 and 18 – 7 a.m., Marche Restaurant, 181 Bay St., Toronto; Jim Foster, facilitator.

VANCOUVER, Tuesday, May 9 – Lunch 12 noon, Ricky’s Restaurant, 2350 Boundary Road, just south of Lougheed Highway, Vancouver; Earl Almeida, facilitator.

WATERLOO, Friday, May 5 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WHITBY, Thursday, May 11 -- Breakfast, 8 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 150 Taunton Road at Brock Road, Whitby; Ian Williams, facilitator.

WHITEWATER REGION (Pembroke-Renfrew) , Friday, May 19 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Logos Land Resort, Cobden; Ken Boyd, facilitator.

WINDSOR, Saturday, May 27 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, Tuesday, May 9 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, Friday, May 5– 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.

WHITEWATER REGION, 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.

 

NEW CHAPTERS

ON THE HORIZON

 

Chilliwack BC

Thursday, April 6

7:30 a.m.

Jimmy J's Restaurant

LAUNCHED!

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Coquitlam BC

Friday, April 7

7 a.m.

The Coqitlam Restaurant

LAUNCHED!

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White Water Region ON

(Pembroke, Cobden, Renfrew)

Friday, April 21

8 a.m.

Logos Land Resort

Cobden

LAUNCHED!

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Peterborough Ont.

 

Your Town

 

 

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