A Brief History of CBMC International
We began in the USA in 1930 with a group of Christian businessmen. With the Great Depression in its second year, these men saw a need for a spiritual revival in the Chicago area.
Weekday meetings soon extended beyond six weeks into six months, then one year. Similar groups were started in San Francisco, Seattle, and several other large cities. These separate groups linked together and formally established CBMC in 1937.
In 1938, the first CBMC International Conference was held in Chicago, seeking to bring men and women from around the world into closer fellowship and mutual commitment. CBMC International became a separate organization, with a separate board, in 1987.
For the past several decades evangelistic outreach events, centered around a business or professional leader sharing their testimony of conversion to Christ, have been central to CBMC’s proclamation of the Gospel to business and professional men and women.
In the mid 1970s Operation Timothy a tool for discipling, one-on-one, was developed. The hope and desire is that these discipled men and women will become effective CBMC team members capable of discipling others.
As the years passed, the work of CBMC spread throughout the world, into Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Korea, South Africa, the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, India, Mexico.
Today, with ministry teams located in over 80 countries, throughout all six continents, CBMC International is uniquely positioned to influence business and professional leaders for Christ who can then influence others. CBMC International remains a movement of God transforming people through Christ to accomplish His will in the marketplace through prayer, evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.
We are an interdenominational Christian organization who connects businessmen and professionals in the marketplace to Christ. We want to see the business and professionals walking closely with Jesus Christ that will bring a transformed life in the family, business and society. As these businessmen influence the marketplace, we envision a new Cambodian society – God is glorified in our workplaces. We adhere to have faith and be equipped to be a CHANNEL of BLESSINGS in our business and profession.
Prom Kunleakhena, Coordinator
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