An Incredible Journey

CBMC Barrie exists to assist Christians in keeping God central in their workplace, life, and vocation. Monthly gatherings provide an opportunity for mutual encouragement in a safe environment for sharing of faith to occur.

All are welcome to attend and become a part of sharing and exploring the message of Jesus with each other.

Monthly Gatherings

Join us for encouragement and inspiration. Hear testimonies of business leaders working through their challenges in the marketplace with God’s help. Through hearing their stories of faith, hope, love, and trust in God, you will be inspired.

Next Monthly Gathering

Wednesday December 8, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Jeff & Jennifer Weston (Profile)

Connect to hear Jeff and Jennifer Weston of The Net Campus Ministry as they share their inspiring story about “Being Called Beyond Control”. What do you do when things feel out of control and you’re feeling called to something more? This message will encourage you this December.

Connect online from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 8th, 2021.

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Archives

Visit our YouTube page (link below) to view some of the archived talks. Subscribe to CBMC Barrie’s YouTube page to stay up-to-date.

Historical picture of Barrie – see https://downtownbarrie.ca/history/

History

CBMC was started in the U.S.A. in the 1930’s and spread to Canada by the late 1940’s. CBMC Canada was started either in 1947 or 1948 but the Barrie chapter was formed in 1948 with its first chair being Les Cooke who later served multiple terms as the Mayor of Barrie in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ellsworth Beers was the first treasurer and he was the treasurer of Emmanuel Baptist as well for many decades.

In 1988, monthly luncheons commenced and have continued to the present time. Periodic special outreach breakfasts, engagement with mayor’s prayer breakfasts, and various small study or discipleship groups have also continued from that point in time. The most interesting group was CORPATH which focused on how leaders can see their work as a vocation from God and a means to serve God and others with their time and talents.

In 2000 under the leadership of Canadian Executive Director, Gerry Organ, the name of the organization changed to Christian Business Ministries Canada to reflect the direction God was taking the ministry, recognizing the increasing number of business women in the marketplace.

Throughout the years, CBMC Barrie has grown to include many throughout central Ontario through monthly luncheons, CORPATH groups, mayoral prayer breakfasts, and special outreaches. The president’s role of the local chapter has included various business leaders in the last 25 years such as Trevor Owen, Scott Jackson, Ron Brooks, and … is now being coordinated by Sean Elliott. Many other Christian women and men have led business groups, breakfast meetings, and outreaches that have contributed to the inter-denominational fellowship.

Monthly luncheons at The Southshore Community Centre on Lakeshore Drive on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon have been the primary form of gathering throughout 2000 to 2019. These involved business people sharing their story of how they came to know Jesus and how that relationship is impacting their lives at home and at work.

Presently, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, online forums are being hosted with a video testimony and a Q & A networking time on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon. This allows people to be inspired through a testimony and encouraged during a networking time while ensuring a safe environment. We look forward to returning to in-person gatherings when safe protocols can be met in the near future. Plan on joining us for the next forum on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Get yourself a lunch and/or coffee while you watch a touching video testimony and then interact online with a network of business people in central Ontario. Let’s explore how to grow in our faith and walk with the Lord Jesus together.

courtesy of Ted Handy & Assoc. https://thandyarchitect.on.ca/
courtesy of Ted Handy & Assoc. https://thandyarchitect.on.ca/

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