Lincoln CBMC wishes you and your family a season filled with warm memories, happy sounds and delicious smells. But most of all, we hope “the Light of all mankind” will shine brightly in your life and the lives of your family and friends.
Following is our annual Christmas letter. It will give you an idea where God is leading this ministry in the coming year. Please take a few moments to read it; and please take a few moments to pray for Lincoln CBMC and this city.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM LINCOLN CBMC
We don’t normally think of the gospel of John when we think of Christmas. But in his unique way, the disciple whom Jesus loved declared Christ’s coming this way:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Through Him all things were made and without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:1-5).
Christ came to declare God to us. He came to offer life to us. He came to dispel the darkness of our sin-broken world. Christmas ought to always remind us that Jesus entered our world with a clear, direct mission from the Father, a mission in which we still take part!
Lincoln CBMC exists to fulfill a vision: a transformed world through the development of Marketplace Ambassadors for Christ, beginning in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Our prayer and hearts’ desire is an ever-growing movement of transformation within the Lincoln business community prompted by thousands of transformed business and professional leaders and hundreds of Christian-led businesses.
In the coming year, our strategy will engage two complementary streams of ministry: equipping business owners and leaders through the Leadership Institute, in business forums and in executive roundtables. Both involve groups of owners who are committed to Christ and who come together ready to be equipped to lead lives and businesses which honor Jesus Christ and help build His kingdom in the marketplace! In 2014, Ed Nix has taken leadership of the existing forums in Lincoln. Current forums will continue to grow in strength and number and 1-2 executive roundtables will begin, helping leaders of larger companies represent Christ well in their key roles.
Secondly, we will equip business and professional individuals to become Marketplace Ambassadors. We will continue to equip key individuals to live and communicate their faith. In 2014, under John Degner’s capable leadership, the ministry of CBMC led to multiplication of discipleship through dozens of key people. With John’s move to work in EMAW, CBMC staff Dean O’Bryan and John Radway, as well as Chris Wadhams, Larry Middendorf and Mike Sukraw will focus ministry on developing Marketplace Ambassadors and equipping emerging leaders.
In the coming year as well, we are asking God to provide partners and co-laborers in the vision to which He's called us.
If you are a business owner, we want to come alongside you for your development and impact, in and through the role you have.
If you are a younger professional, we want to help you discover your role as an ambassador for Jesus Christ in the marketplace.
And, if you too believe God desires to transform people through the unique sphere of the business world, join us by investing yourself, your gifts and your resources to see dramatic impact in Lincoln! Invest in Lincoln CBMC: https://give.cbmc.com/giving/Mobile?appealCode=LINCOLN
Thank you for your commitment!
Many blessings in the new year!
Area Leadership Team
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