So, I'm a Christian in business;
it's still all about profit, right?
There is one discussion at one of our breakfast meetings that summarizes what the CCBF is all about.
As you know, we have more than 50 chapters from PEI to Vancouver; hundreds of men and women who meet together monthly over breakfast. They talk about connecting biblical truths to their businesses.
A discussion on Stewardship stands out. All that we have belongs to God. God has entrusted our businesses, our employees, our associations to us. We're stewards of all of it.
A well-off business owner said that he felt pretty good about tithing his year-end net profits to various Kingdom causes. After the discussion on Stewardship, he realized -- perhaps for the first time -- that all that he has belongs to, and comes from, God.
At a meeting the following month, he reported that he instructed his accountant to revise his budget to include a line item that said: "Kingdom causes .... $75,000." He said that it was his way of reminding himself that "God is part of my company's DNA ... not a year-end afterthought." He said that, if nothing else, it was his way of reminding himself each day that God plays an integral part in his personal and business life.
Help us plan a CCBF-specific trip
The Canadian Christian Business Federation (CCBF) was formed almost 35 years ago. Some of our members have suggested that we throw a CCBF-appropriate party. That implies a destination, a leadership development element, and fellowship We're looking at the fall of 2019 or early 2020, depending on the location.
There are probably three different kinds of options: A trip to Israel, a mission trip, or a cruise. And since CCBF has a strong focus on leadership development, this wouldn't be any old tourist jaunt. We would add a leadership development component to it, led by a team of Christian leadership facilitators. They would tie the day's experience into a leadership/spiritual exercise, accompanied by appropriate worship. But we'd have fun too.
A trip to Israel is always a profound experience, walking where Jesus walked and experiencing the incredible geography of the country.
A cruise -- whether its the Caribbean, down the Rhine, Alaska or elsewhere -- will also have a strong 'touristy' element.
We do have time to plan this event properly so we crave your input.
Please help us shape it by filling in THIS SURVEY.
Canadian Christian Business Federation
MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE
(Listed alphabetically by city)
ABBOTSFORD, Saturday, Sept. 29 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.
BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, Sept. 6 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
BRANTFORD, Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.
BURLINGTON, Wednesday, Sept. 5 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALEDONIA, Friday, Sept. 28 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., The Tartan Diner, 127 Argyle St. S., Caledonia; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALGARY SOUTH, Friday, Sept. 21 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Phil’s Restaurant, 907 Glenmore Trail SW (at Elbow Drive), Calgary; Mike Watson, facilitator.
CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CLARINGTON, Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.
COBOURG, Thursday, Sept. 6 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, facilitator.
EDMONTON AM, Thursday, Sept. 27 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Humpty’s Restaurant, 4503 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.
FORT ERIE, Friday, Sept. 28 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Tammy’s Breck-N-Ridge, 2551 Garrison Road, Fort Erie; Nile Jenkins, facilitator.
FREDERICTON, Friday, Sept. 7 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Journey Wesleyan Church, Duncan Lane, Fredericton; Cathy Calhoun and Wendell Betts, facilitators.
GUELPH, Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.
HAMILTON, Thursday, Sept. 13 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Cora’s, 1400 Upper James, Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KITCHENER, Thursday, Sept 20 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.
LANGLEY, Thursday, Sept. 20 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Rhonda Davison, facilitators.
LONDON BREAKFAST, Wednesday, Sept. 26 – 7:30 a.m., Youth For Christ cafe, 254 Adelaide St. S., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.
LONDON LUNCH, Thursday, Sept. 13 – Lunch 12 noon, Angel’s Restaurant, 100 Belmont Drive, London; Ken DeVries, facilitator.
MARKHAM, Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 9275 Markham Road, Markham; Anne Thornley-Brown, facilitator.
NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.
OAKVILLE, Friday, Sept. 14 -- 7:30 a.m., Mo’s Family Restaurant, 467 Speers, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.
OTTAWA, Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Summer Hayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; George Zekveld, facilitator.
SASKATOON, Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.
ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SMITHVILLE, Thursday, Sept. 27 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Meester Insurance boardroom, 246 St. Catharines St., Smithville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SUMMERSIDE, Saturday, Sept. 29 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.
VANCOUVER, Tuesday, Sept. 11 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bon’s Off Broadway Restaurant, 2451 Nanaimo Street (just off Broadway); Amie Peacock, facilitator.
WATERLOO, Friday, Sept. 7 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.
WINDSOR, Saturday, Sept. 29 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.
WINNIPEG, Tuesday, Sept. 11 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.
WINGHAM, Friday, Sept. 7– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.