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Our Mission & Vision

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The Christian Business Meetup takes place on the 3rd Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November.
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Something powerful happens when business owners and professionals get together with Christian ministries and missions. The business professionals are moved by the mission, vision and needs of the ministry world and the ministry world learns some enterprising ways to operated in their mission. We try and create events to make these connections happen at CBM.
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We want believers to stop separating the secular and the sacred. We want to equip believers to live our their faith in the marketplace. We do this organizing events, trainings and book studies with keynote speakers teachers and panels for discussion at our monthly events.
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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Sponsorship Opportunities


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Our meetings have been held in churches, non-profits, and business offices. Do you have a meeting space that can comfortably host 50-100 people for a luncheon/speaker format? If so, we’d love to talk with you about hosting an upcoming event. Our hosts are introduced and invited to share about their business, church or ministry with our attendees. Let us know if you would like to be a Host Sponsor at an upcoming event.


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The cost to organize, promote and purchase supplies for each CBM event requires sponsorship from like-minded businesses and ministries. This cost is covered by a generous event sponsorship each month. Our event sponsor is introduced and given the floor for 3-5 minutes at the start of the sponsored event. The cost is $250. We also link to you in our email and website promotions. Would you like to help keep the cost of attendance affordable and promote your business or ministry? Let us know if you would like to be an Event Sponsor for an upcoming event.


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The cost for the catering exceeds the $10 ticket price to attend our events. We offset this cost with a generous food sponsorship each month. Our food sponsor is introduced and given the floor for 3-5 minutes at the start of the sponsored event. The cost is $150. We also link to you in our email and website promotions. Would you like to help keep the cost of attendance affordable and promote your business or ministry? Let us know if you would like to be a Food Sponsor for an upcoming event.


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CBM exists to encourage the business men and women in our community to live out our Christian faith in the workplace. One of our favorite portions of each monthly event is the Ministry Spotlight where a local ministry is invited to take 3-4 minutes to share its mission and story with our attendees. Do you know of a ministry in our community that we might like to highlight at an upcoming event? If so, submit the name and contact information for the ministry and our leadership team will review the ministry for possible inclusion in an upcoming event. Let us know if you have a ministry in mind for an upcoming event.

Ways you can get involved

Leadership Team

Joel

Joel Gerdis, founder

Joel is the founder of the Christian Business Meetup. He has a desire to see believers in the marketplace come together to spur one-another on to live out their faith at work and beyond. Joel is married to Toby and they have two boys. He also leads worship and writes songs with Iron Bell Music.

Bryce

Bryce Raley

Bryce is a Louisville native and loves to see business people discover they can make a big impact in the world when they partner with God. Bryce is Married to Ashley and together they have 4 amazing kids. Bryce is the founder and co-owner of The Marketing Squad, a digital marketing and web development company in Middletown, KY.

Barb

Barb Stuart

Barb loves Jesus and her awesome husband Ron. They have a long history of making their work their mission field. Barb is an independent human resources consultant and she and her husband are passionate about helping people to know and love God deeply.

Tad

Tad Douglas

Tad grew up in Louisville, KY, he owns Capstone Wealth Advisor and for the past 30 years has been a financial advisor. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 8 years. Tad is passionate about helping people live an abundant and victorious life in Christ.

Gregg

Gregg Dedrick

has been critical to the formation of The Christian Business Meetup. Gregg and his wife Shelley founded Iron Bell Ministries here in Louisville, KY. They have a deep passion for people embracing their work as their ministry and learning how to partner with God to bring His kingdom to the marketplace.