Research shows that businessmen in the U.S. work two to four full weeks more each year than their counterparts in Europe; they have fewer days off, fewer sick days, and over 20 percent less free time.
Recent data reveals that we have more responsibilities than our predecessors in the same job or role, and we often do the work of two or more people. Many of us have both children and parents to take care of. We seldom have any time to ourselves. We make decent money, but at the end of the year (after seeing half of it go to taxes, fees and 401Ks,) we tend to feel at best, unsatisfied – at worst, ripped off.
The men drawn to CBMC are men who know God had more in mind for them than this debilitating cycle of futility. They are men who refuse to let life pass them by – men who are compelled to be a part of something more significant than themselves, something eternal, and of more value than business success alone can bring. They are men who thrive in the business world, yet who want to have impact both in and beyond it.
It's hard enough being a Christian today. Being a Christian in the trenches of the real world of business and the global marketplace isn't easy. Being a good father, husband, son or brother is a full time job in itself. Throw in commitments to the community and you've already got an 80-hour week. Pulling it all off without mistake is a challenge in itself. Men of CBMC have discovered that the support and encouragement of Christian men traveling down the same road is not only refreshing, it's also liberating.
If this sounds like you, check out one of the group meetings at a location near you.