When: Sunday, March 6 – 10:00 AM Service
Where: Derwood Bible Church, 16011 Chieftain Ave, Derwood, MD 20855
CBMC National Spokesman Mark Whitacre will be speaking at Derwood Bible Church on Sunday March 6, for their main service beginning at 10am. I would encourage you to bring your family and/or friends to hear his inspiring story of how God used a faithful man to change his life.
Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and is the highest-ranked executive of a Fortune 500 company to ever become a whistleblower in US history. But much more importantly, a businessman (Ian Howes) from CBMC reached out to Mark almost 2 decades ago in 1997 during a very dark period in Mark’s life, when Mark was about to enter federal prison as part of the historic ADM case. Ian discipled Mark through Operation Timothy (OT), and planted a seed in Mark’s heart that changed Mark’s life forever. A story of hope, redemption, and 2nd chances. Mark is Marketplace Ambassador for CBMC and feels strongly that there is nothing more important than being a witness for Jesus, and the need to build spiritual reproducers as Jesus has commanded of all of us. Please see a video that highlights Mark’s story below.
Mark will share his story of God’s grace and challenge hearers to follow God calls us to be Marketplace Ambassadors for Christ. Being a disciple of Christ means believing and acting on what the Bible says about God, work, and life, and then sharing that truth with others in a life-on-life relationship. Jesus calls all Christians to do this in Matthew 28:18-20. At CBMC we strive to encourage individuals to get connected with Christ, to stay connected with other men in order to help them grow in their faith, and connect to the cause of the gospel. Being strong in faith empowers men to share with others the good news of Jesus Christ in the marketplace and to live godly lives. By fulfilling God’s purpose in their lives, men become a light to those around them by operating at a higher level of moral character and integrity and thus change the world around them.
No man can do all of this alone, so join the men of Derwood and CBMC to make a difference to the men in your sphere of influence. CBMC developed Operation Timothy, a unique program of Bible study designed primarily for one-on-one discipleship, in 1970. Since then It has become a vital tool for helping men along the path to spiritual maturity and equipping them to share their faith and to disciple others. In 2015, CBMC launched the Marketplace Ambassador Advancement System designed to equip and empower men to become effective ambassadors for Christ in the marketplace (a.k.a. Marketplace Ambassadors). This free online resource was developed because technology is changing the way men work and learn and today’s expectation is that relevant content will be delivered digitally on all platforms.
Please come to a CBMC reception with Mark Whitacre after the service at Derwood Bible Church. The reception will be held in the sanctuary room in the old church building.
“A Story of Redemption” Mark Whitacre, the rest of the story