CBMC Presents: Jeff Williams, Crossroads Freedom Center – October 31

Crossroads Freedom Center: Helping Men Recover

CrossRoads Freedom Center is a nonprofit ministry, with the goal of building recovery homes to provide support and guidance to men and women struggling with hurts, destructive habits, and other life crises, helping them to overcome drug abuse, alcoholism, anger, financial struggles, pornography, gambling and relationship issues because of addiction.

Please join us this Tuesday, October 31, from 6:45-8:00 AM to learn how the Christian community can help address men struggling with additions. CrossRoads Freedom center works collaboratively with local congregations, businesses, and organizations to ensure that students receive support and access to work, service, and leadership opportunities both during and after their recovery residency.

Jeff WilliamsOur Speaker: Jeff  Williams is a grateful follower of Jesus Christ, redeemed, healed and re-commissioned in ministry after wholly surrendering and submitting His will to God to become sober and sexually pure through the ministry of Celebrate Recovery. Jeff serves full-time as the Executive Director of Crossroads Freedom Center (Ijamsville, MD), a Christ-centered men’s residential discipleship ministry focused on training men to obey everything that Jesus commanded and in the process becoming sober and clean disciple makers who help to rescue, heal and train other men. Learn more: http://crossroadsfreedomcenter.com/our-story/

Jeff’s background is clinical psychology and Christian Leadership and Life Coaching. More recently he has become passionate to learn principles of effective leadership and spiritual formation (authors such as A.W. Tozer and Dallas Willard). His passion is to live the abundant life (John 10:10) and to impart and ignite it in as many as possible to accomplish the Great Commission while living the Great Commandment, beginning with his wife Jill, three adult children and two grand-children. He is an avid cyclist and golfer. Find him on a local golf course or mountain bike trail, or contact him for speaking, to become involved in discipleship recovery ministry or to discuss opportunities in applications of Christian Coaching (Leadership, Life, Recovery, Marriage).

Please join us on Tuesday, October 31, from 6:45-8:00 AM in the Community Room at the Einstein Bagel on Firstfield Road & Quince Orchard Blvd in Gaithersburg. Our group time starts at 7:00 AM sharp.

CBMC Young Professionals

CBMC Young Professionals is a marketplace ministry that helps today’s business and professional man become all that God has intended him to be. Too often Christians feel isolated and alone at work, and don’t know how to apply their faith to workplace situations. Please watch this video from Tamba Bay CBMC on the impact their Young Professionals ministry has had on the lives of young professional men participating:

We are considering offering a series on Faith-Work monthly series in Montgomery County targeted at young adults and Montgomery College students, perhaps with small group meetings or mentoring later. Please contact me if you would like to be involved in planning & organizing these events.

Kelly Wright’s Beyond the Dream: Legacy Minded Men

Kelly Wright PortraitKelly Wright of Fox News Channel will be the keynote speaker at the Montgomery County Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, the National Day of Prayer. Kelly was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors at Morehouse College for his “Beyond the Dream” series. Beyond The Dream is a continuing feature series that seeks to inspire people to live their best lives now. It focuses on ordinary people who have made extraordinary contributions to society and culture.

In this video clip, Kelly Wright interviews a group of ‘Legacy Minded Men’ who reach out brother-to-brother to help men help their children.

This is a story that Kelly relates to: He was born in Hagerstown MD, and raised by a single mother. in addition to his reporting career, is an ordained minister and Gospel Recording Artist. He encourages people through his passionate preaching good news in a bad news world. In his book, America’s Hope, Kelly candidly discusses politics, racism, and the role of faith in a world that’s increasingly more cynical. Kelly’s life story is inspirational and he can now declare how the Lord has blessed and turned around his life.

Please join us to pray for the God to bless and bring flourishing to Montgomery County. The breakfast will be held at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre (Lower Level Social Hall), 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851, on Thursday, May 5, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 AM (Program starts at 6:50 AM). RSVP here: https://2017mocoprayerbreakfast.eventbrite.com

CBMC Presents: Scott Spages, Salt & Light Council

Those of us who live and work in Montgomery County have seen many of our friends and neighbors confused or even alarmed by the past election. This can be both a barrier to spiritual conversations and an opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion on the state of our nation in light of a biblical worldview. Understanding how our faith informs our approach to government is something Christians in any democracy need to wrestle with in order to gain a biblical foundation that anchors us as the social and political climate around us continues to change. When we address the culture in ways relevant to the problems people face today, we will see people respond. Society has largely lost its moral bearing. Jesus is the Answer, and He has given us the keys to open hearts, renew minds and make disciples.

Salt & Light Council logoPlease come and invite a friend to join us this Tuesday, December 19, to hear Scott Spages, East Coast Affiliates Manager for the Salt & Light Council discuss the importance of informed Christian citizenship.

The mission of the Salt & Light Council is to train and equip churches to establish Salt & Light Biblical Citizenship Ministries that will defend and promote life, natural marriage, our constitutional and religious liberties. Scott works with churches, help their members rediscover the joy and privilege of being a citizen of the United States – under God – and preserving, as salt does, our Judeo-Christian Heritage.

Scott Spages has been a servant leader and sales and marketing professional for 25 years. He has been a disciple at Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale since 2001 and began Faith Forum, a community group and ministry here six years ago. Also, he has served in the community, having helped in many roles including Leadership Miami, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation and the Town of Davies’s, Budget Advisory and Charter Review Committees.

Scott was born and raised in New Jersey, where he has very strong family ties. Growing up he played many sports (baseball & soccer), where he developed his strong competitive spirit and his teamwork ethic. He has extensive business experience with more than twenty years experience selling capital equipment, and medical devices. Scott also has experience as a political and campaign consultant and strategist. He’s a focused and intuitive professional offering a passion for strategic leadership and team building. His current hobbies include bicycling, hiking and salsa dancing.