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The Most Important Hour of the Day

November 30, 2016

Apart from Christ, we are all creatures of our fleshly desires and habits. Even though He promises that our salvation is secure, our commitment to living under the Lordship of Christ must happen one day at a time as we react to the many challenges and temptations which come our way as leaders and Christ-followers. Our ability to provide Godly leadership stems solely from our daily intimacy with Christ. Unless we abide in Him by routinely accessing His means of Grace (i.e., Bible, prayer, worship, fellowship, witnessing), it is easy for us to get off track and be compromised in our ability to be ambassadors and make disciples.

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Conflict Resolution...the Biblical Way

November 22, 2016

In a perfect world, we would never have conflict with our business associates. Unfortunately, we live inan imperfect, fallen world where selfishness and sin color all relationships. We operate our businesses within a world system that often plays by a very different set of rules than we are called to as Christians. We operate in a world whose system venerates the “management techniques of Attila the Hun,” and teaches “winning through intimidation.” The world values winning… our Leader values serving. No wonder there are clashes and conflicts!

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Succession Lessons

October 31, 2016

2016-10-28.jpgPart of C12’s promise to our Members is to model the things we advocate and to be accountable to them. We choose to operate as a fee-for-service, for-profit business to be subject to ALL the same stresses and a requirement to provide a valuable product or service that each of our Members experience.

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Thy Kingdom Come…at Work?

October 11, 2016

What would America look like if faith was celebrated rather than segregated in the workplace?  

It would seem that we have passively accepted a social doctrine that calls for a revival of marketplace ethics yet oppresses fundamental integrity.  If operating with integrity is a function of wholeness and consistency, to suggest we can deny who we are or what we are called to be for 8-10 hours a day without social consequence is naïve.  Indeed, advising people to disengage from their divine purpose and very identity fosters a fractured psychology and schizophrenic values system. This route is destined for catastrophe as our global newsreel illustrates. Even Chinese economists appreciate the inseparable linkage between a vibrant Christian faith and thriving free market society[1].

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Life’s Tough. What Did You Expect?

September 7, 2016

A Message from The C12 Group Founder, Buck Jacobs.

Expectations
So much of how we feel about our lives is based on how things are compared to our expectations of how they should be. Expectations are shaped and influenced by the subliminal noise we are constantly subjected to, and most often unaware of. It is no wonder that for many, life is lived with a feeling of vague frustration that often leads to hopelessness or a frantic search for “something more.” False expectations can give way to extreme busyness, addictive acquisition, more frustration, or worse.

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Results Matter

August 30, 2016

At The C12 Group, our first core value as an organization is “Results Matter” which we define as, “Focusing on
actions and activities that deliver our goal of growing great businesses and expanding the Kingdom of God.
” Too many Christians are known for thinking, talking, considering, and praying without moving their feet, employing their hands, and holding each other accountable for the fruitfulness of being engaged on mission. It’s been said that “Vision without execution is hallucination.” James the brother of Jesus bluntly said, “Faith without action is dead/worthless,” and Jesus himself through parables, like the 10 Talents, confirmed while grace is not about earning, it does fuel our efforts and accountability!

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In ALL Your Ways

August 9, 2016

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.   (Proverbs 3:5-7)

Discern God’s will and do it. That is is the essence of the Christian journey. God commands (not asks) us to let Him permeate every aspect of our being, every activity we engage in, with complete trust in His divine guidance—whether or not it conforms to our own reasoning. Yes, it’s a call to submission and surrender, and it will likely cost you some things you hold dear; but, don’t miss the good news here. When we submit to His Lordship in all our ways, He reveals His will and plan to produce the very best for us. Just as God has designed a plan for your life, He has one for your company as well, and you can know what that plan is. In His infinite goodness, He takes all the guesswork out of it.

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The Locker Room: Retreat in Order to Advance

August 3, 2016

The locker room is a place to take a breather in the middle of an intense game, a safe environment that’s shielded from the threats of your competition, a place to re-focus and re-energize so you can return to the field and give your very best.

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