Mission: Encourage christian people to apply and live faith in the workplace.
Programs: Christians in commerce (cic) is a nonprofit ecumenical christian ministry of lay men and women working together to bring christ to the workplace. Our missional work is made up of men's and women's chapters (currently 34) across the continental united states. There is a men's chapter and a women's chapter in uganda, africa as well. Christians in commerce is involved in providing services, regardless of the religious beliefs of those involved. Some of those activities and works include a radio program in uganda, helping with local chapter community projects, providing food for the poor and serving at local assorted ministries. Cic chapters are local groups of men and women. Chapters meet on a weekly basis for prayer, talks, and praise and worship. Challenge groups are small groups within a chapter of four or more men or women who meet periodically to go deeper in their christian formation, relationships and prayer in order to more fully live out the vision of christians in commerce. Challenge weekends are conducted in the us and uganda. The challenge weekend for men and women separately, is a retreat-style weekend that enables participants to look at their lives from the perspective of god's vocation for us individually and collectively. It examines our life in view of the practical aspects of the world and our workplaces. We publish and distribute a challenge newsletter. The challenge newsletter is a monthly publication that provides insights and reflections on living a life of faith in the workplace. It includes personal stories about cic members being christ in the workplace, weekly reflections on scriptures and other news articles about the organization, chapter activities and members. We produce daily workday christian reflections. Every monday through friday we e-mail a workday reflection to anyone who asks. Currently we have almost 1,700 individuals requesting them. These reflections may include a scripture applied to a workplace issue, or a firsthand account of how another christian deals with a particular challenge in his or her workplace. These reflections will help you gain greater understanding of how you can be christ in your workplace. Conducts and hosts an annual conference. The annual conference is a yearly gathering of christians in commerce from across the country and uganda. Brothers and sisters come together for a weekend of praise and worship, talks, testimonies, workshops and christian fellowship. All are welcome to attend the annual conference, non-members as well as members of christians in commerce. Christians in commerce leadership institute has been developed to form and develop christian leadership around three core themes; faith, integrity and excellence. This is designed to build strong leaders, especially with younger men and women new into the workforce. We want to invest in the future christian leadership by bringing together resources and experience to make an impact. Conduct a seminar called hope for the workplace which outlines the call to make a real difference in today's business world. It consists of three talks. Facilitated small group work session apply what you learn into situations and help you generate action ideas for going forward in your cities.