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Christian Business Leadership Development
As a Christian leadership development organization, C12 helps teach you to best use your position as Christian Business Owner, CEO, or President to share the joy of serving Christ daily. We hope that you will take the time to tour this website carefully and to pray and seek God’s will for you and the Christian business He has called you to lead. As a Christian business leader, spouse, parent, and child of God, we urge you to ‘kick tires’ and more fully understand this special resource which may be just what the Lord has provided to help you discover the balance, success, and impact to which He has called you in your vocational calling as Christian Business Owner, CEO, or President. As was once said, “One life to live t’will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” Everything C12 does is intended to help its members grab a hold of this reality with the understanding that our entire lives, 24/7, are an act of worship when we abide in Christ and seek His ways and purpose. He has given us a great platform…the global arena of business! After reading this letter, browse the elements in the box to the left to take a deeper look at C12.
Perhaps you currently find yourself wondering, “is this all there is” for me in business? Many Christian business leaders find themselves ‘stuck’ in a situation which provides a solid income but not much of a true ‘living’. Here you are, at the pinnacle, living the ‘American dream’, yet realizing that there must be more significance to be found in your life under the Lordship of Christ. If so, what must you do to find it? This website aims to help you by sharing C12’s special mission and vision, based on a Biblical perspective of business and leadership. We've been encouraged by the real-world experience and privilege we have had to come alongside well over a thousand Christian business leaders over the past 20 years to help facilitate and equip them toward greater integration, excellence and fulfillment in the life the Lord has called them to lead!
C12 hopes to serve to those the Lord has already called to lead their life, including their Christian businesses, for His purposes. We are not attempting to ‘sell’ you anything; rather we hope to come alongside those that the Holy Spirit has already prepared to pursue Christian business leadership development which integrates excellence and Kingdom impact. Many consider C12’s substantial process/commitment and wonder whether they can afford the time and/or expense involved (See video: Do You Have Time for C12?). To them we would ask what is the value of:
As long-time Christian chief executives, we know that focusing your time on what is truly important can be the difference between exceptional success and just getting by. We strongly urge you to contact your local C12 Area Chair to discuss the idea of visiting an upcoming local monthly C12 Advisory Board Meeting, as our guest. If C12 doesn’t currently exist in your area, perhaps the Lord is calling you to help identify an Area Chair prospect and to be a ‘founding C12 member’ in your area. To nominate a prospective chair (one combining outstanding business experience and Christian maturity)…see C12 Business Opportunities or other Christian CEOs/Owners in your area who should examine this custom-tailored resource, please select Nominate a C12 Candidate. Also, please feel free to call or email us directly (see Contact C12) if we can provide you with any additional information or assistance.
Yours in Christ,
Buck Jacobs, Founder & Chairman
Don Barefoot, President & CEO
“Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.” -