One: We believe that one way that God’s Kingdom is furthered is through our financial gifts of tithes and offerings. As we are blessed financially, we will in turn bless our individual churches and thus build the Kingdom of God. Consequently, we instruct our members to give to their churches.Two: We believe in the Biblical law of sowing and reaping. As we give, it is given unto us with even greater measure. Therefore we encourage our members to participate in this ministry with the desire to give a referral more than to receive one.Three: We believe that it is Biblical to give our business to believers. We challenge our members to consider giving their business to a Christian first before turning to other sources. Four: We believe that trust is an essential component of relationship. As we trust one another, we will give and refer business to each other. We, therefore, encourage our members to form long-term Christ centered relationships. Five: We are Christians. All that we do is for His praise and His glory. Therefore, our business practices and our interaction must be with His purpose in mind over our own.
Doing Business With Each Other: We strive to generate for our members through referrals and our online directories.Increasing Our Church Contributions: We believe that it is Biblical for Christians to support their local churches financially, and we believe that the Kingdom of God is furthered as we do so.Evangelizing Our Business Associates: Jesus exhorted us in the Great Commission to bring the Gospel to the entire world. As business people we have the opportunity to do this through our businesses.Using Our Business Leadership Skills in Ministry: Most Christian business people have used their gifts and talents to build their business. This ministry provides a place for these gifts and talents to be used for God’s purposes too.Stepping-Up Our Church Commitment: We encourage our partners to not just attend church but to become actively involved members of their church.Doing Business by Higher Standards: It is critical that we conduct our businesses in a manner that is reflective of Christ and the Bible and gives glory to God. For many of us, our business is our ministry.Helping the Communities We Live In: Our Christianity should step beyond the walls of our businesses and be a blessing to the world around us. Consequently, this ministry seeks to give and bless our local communities.Uniting the Body of Christ: As we work together across churches and denominations, we bring unity to the body of Christ. This is well pleasing to God and shows that the coming Jesus is near.
Referrals: We are a business referral ministry, so one of our primary goals is to give business to each other through referrals.Education: We desire to have relevant business subjects presented by knowledgeable business people that help us better our services.Ministry: We are a ministry so we aspire to encourage, build up, and exhort each other through the Word of God, prayer, and personal ministry.Relationship: We understand that lasting business is built on lasting relationships. Meeting new people and having the opportunity to establish new friends is encouraged at our meetings.Trust: Our members say that trust is a very important part of this ministry, and that trust should set us apart from the world. Developing business trust takes time and consistent integrity in business practice. Consequently, our goal is that our member’s businesses will be trusted and that Christian Business Partners will be a name that can be trusted.
Weekly: These meetings meet once per week.Monthly: Meet once per month.Bimonthly: Meet twice per month.
Business Presentations: Everyone present is encouraged to give a thirty second presentation about their business.Referral Generation: During this portion of the meeting we work at getting our members referrals by creating an atmosphere of business awareness.Ministry and Education: The final component of the meeting allows room for education or spiritual encouragement.
8:00 – 8:15 Arrival and NetworkingOrder breakfast (Dining chapters: Everyone please order for our cover charge). Members sign in on the attendance roster. Visitors please fill out a visitor card. 8:15 – 8:20 IntroductionOpening Prayer/ Scripture ReadingWho We Are and Mission StatementLatest CBP NewsReview Meeting Rules (See Below) 8:20 – 8:35 Business Presentations (See Below). 8:35 – 8:40 Testimonies, Inquiries and Gratitude If a member has given you good service tell us about it; If you have a question about someone’s business, ask them; Or say thank you for a referral that blessed you. Please keep testimonies, inquiries, and responses short. 8:40 – 8:50 Generate Referrals This is where we work at getting referrals. At the end of the meeting, referral slips should be given to the chapter VP who will enter them into the database. As long as we have accurate email addresses and phone numbers from all parties, the referral participants will receive email notification. Please note, that visitors can also give and receive referrals. 8:50 – 9:05 Main Session This might be a business lecture, ministry message, extended business presentation, breakout group, workshop, guest speaker, etc. 9:05 – 9:10 Offering CBP is supported and furthered by the financial contributions of our members. If you have been blessed by this ministry please help us in this work. 9:10 – 9:15 Chapter Growth and Conclusion Who can we invite to this chapter? Do you know a Christian who is a… dentist, care provider, real estate agent, etc. Collect referral slips and thank referring partners. Closing Prayer 9:15 – Networking Don’t leave without saying hello to someone new.
Directory Member: To be in our printed directories, online directories, and other special programs members must have and maintain 70% attendance at chapter meetings. See the attendance section for more information.Associate Member: Associate members may be new members who have not received final board approval, members who's attendance does not qualify them for our directories, or both. Associate members can give and receive referrals and participate at chapter meetings.Officer Member: These are members who, in addition to a 70% attendance rating, have a recognized leadership role in this ministry.
Weekly Chapters: The attendance percentage is determined by the number of times a partner has attended over the past ten meetings divided by ten. For example, nine times out of the past ten meetings would be 90%. Bimonthly Chapters (twice per month): Attendance is evaluated by the number of times a member attended over the past six meetings divided by six. Example, attending four out of the past six meetings would be 66% (rounded up it is 70%). The minimum attendance for bimonthly chapters is four times out of six. Monthly Chapters: Attendance is determined by the number of times a member attended over the past three meetings divided by three. Example, attending two out of three meetings would be 66% (rounded up it is 70%). The minimum attendance for monthly chapters is two times out of three.
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Start new chaptersDevelop and print business directories and other publicationsPay the lease on our business officeGive a nominal salary to the ministry presidentPay for contracted administrative servicesPromote the ministry through marketing and internet servicesAnd more!
Section one lists the top three referring partners for the past week. The top three have gone out their way to consider other Christians in business, so the thought is their effort should be rewarded by considering them first for a business referral.Section two is called “Referral Joggers.” The idea is that as we look down this list and take a few minutes to focus on and read each statement, that it will bring to mind (jog out) a referral that we can give to that partner.
70% attendance at chapter meetings.A photo of yourself.At least one jogger statement.Must have given at least one referral to a CBP member in the past 14 days.
Q. I have more than one business listed with CBP, but only one is showing on the list. Why is this? A. If you have more than one business, the system will randomly choose one for the list. Some people have up to three businesses and it would be difficult to list them all.Q. How is the list ordered? A. The top three referring partners from the past week are placed on top in order of referrals given. The following section is in random order and every email is different.Q. I submitted my picture and a referral jogger for my business, why am I not on the list? A. Please note all of the qualifications for being on the list. You must also have a 70% attendance at chapter meetings and have made a referral in the past two weeks.Q. How often will these emails be sent out? A. Every Monday morning at about 7:00 AM. Some Mondays that are holidays may be excluded.
Business License: Almost all businesses are required to have a city or county business license. The cost to get this license is usually minimal but must be renewed each year.Sellers Permit: Often called a “certificate of resale.“ If you are engaged in retail sales then you will need to have a seller’s permit. A seller’s permit allows you to collect taxes from your sales.DBA (Doing Business As): Most of the time, if you are required to have a local city license you are also required to have DBA. A DBA is the unique name of your business and is often required for opening a business checking account.