Category Archives: Leadership

Too Good to be False

REGISTER NOW: https://eventx.exxonmobil.com/events/4879b30c-76d9-4c63-82d7-a0d6e2c02b82

Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Author Tom Gilson about his new book Too Good To Be False. Too Good To Be False seeks to look at Jesus from a different perspective than majority of Christian books today. Tom’s book highlights the greatness of Jesus from a different angle, encouraging deeper growth in knowledge and intimacy with Jesus. To Good To Be False has received numerous endorsements from influential writers and ministry partners.

CCEM is excited to have Tom meeting with our community exclusively to discuss his book, and answer some questions about his research about Jesus. We hope you will join us on October 6th at Noon on Zoom!

To register, go to EventX: https://eventx.exxonmobil.com/events/4879b30c-76d9-4c63-82d7-a0d6e2c02b82

To learn more about Too Good To Be False visit https://www.thinkingchristian.net or https://christiandefenders.org

We Want Your Feedback

CCEM seeks to serve our community to love and encourage our brothers and sisters at ExxonMobil. This year has introduced many new challenges with how and when we are able to meet together. We have tried to adapt to the current environment and would like to get your feedback on how we’re doing as well as ways we could do better going forward.

Please take a few minutes to provide your thoughts at the survey link below. We appreciate you!

CCEM Effectiveness Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MBB8769

Encouraging Others

There is undoubtabley anxiety, concern, and hardships for many of our brothers and sisters throughout the country. Between COVID-19, Racial and Social Justice issues, and economic hardships, now more than ever it is important for us as a body of believers to be a light and an encouragement for those who may be hurting.

Checkout some of the following resources for tips on how to be an encouragement to others during this strange time.

20 Ideas for Encouraging Others

19 Ways to Encourage Others

12 Practical Ways to Encourage Others

Giving Grace With Your Words – 10 Steps

Build-up Acronym 7 Tips

Be the Church: Virtually Meeting Amid COVID-19

“and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

As we continue to battle COVID-19, we know that now more than ever how important it is to Be The Church to each other. We need to continue to maintain smart social distancing as a way to love our neighbors, family and friends, as well as a way to continue battling this disease. Fortunately, today’s technology allows us to continue meeting together, while not being physically together. 

The CCEM Team wants to provide some virtual resources for you as opportunities to continue meeting together in a safe, socially distant way while at home.

  1. CCEM Bible Studies/Prayer Groups – Many of our Bible Study and Prayer Groups continue to meet virtually through various platforms. If interested, please contact one of our study leads to get the latest virtual meeting information. (Visit Bible Studies/Prayer Groups Page)
    • Alpha has also moved to a weekly prayer call during our time off campus. To get connected with the Alpha prayer call, please contact Garrett Shaw or goto/Alpha.
  1. Local Churches – Many local churches are currently broadcasting their sermons live on Sundays, as well as hosting small groups and ministry events virtually during the week. Check our Churches list for links to various local churches that members of our community are connected with. Visit church websites for opportunities to connect virtually.
  1. Grace Center of Spiritual Development – GCSD is a local organization that offers Bible Studies, Leadership Training, Devotionals, and Podcasts for free. GCSD is promoting a new 2 week live virtual study on Habakkuk starting next Wednesday, April 8th at lunch (information here); as well as a 3 week virtual Biblical Leadership Seminar Series Starting Tuesday March 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (information here). View previous GCSD content and more at Grace Center of Spiritual Development Website
  1. Toolbox Lunch – Toolbox Lunches are having a virtual meeting on April 1 with their Executive Director. Learn more about the event here and more about Toolbox Lunches from their website http://www.toolboxlunches.com/
  1. Christians in Commerce – CIC is an organization focused on bringing Christ into the workplace. The have a library of stories of how individuals have reflected Christ at work. Visit their Christ Alive! Testimonies Webpage.
  1. Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” See more here.

Do you have more virtual resources? Visit the CCEM Facebook Page or Yammer Page and share! Stay Safe!

  • The CCEM Team

Virtual Biblical Leadership Series 2020: Grace Center of Spiritual Development

An extension of the Biblical Leadership Conference held in February, this 3-part series will help you examine closely the lives and leadership styles of six biblical leaders: Moses, Joseph, Nehemiah, David, Deborah, and Elijah.

Get a modern perspective and application from our speakers who come from a variety of leadership backgrounds including the marketplace, church, and the academe. 

For more information, or to register, visit https://info.gsot.edu/biblical-leadership-2020

This Seminar Series is part of the Grace Center of Spiritual Development

Virtual Toolbox Lunch With Executive Director Tom Douthit

ToolboxLunches.com will be live streaming on the Worldwide Web Wednesday, April 1st at 11:30 AM.

We will be interviewing Toolbox’s New Director Tom Douthit live from Grace School of Theology’s Online Classroom.

Tom Douthit is the Executive Director of Toolbox Ministries which is dedicated to helping men move from success to significance and discover how faith in Jesus Christ affects every area of a man’s life.

To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone: https://bluejeans.com/227133289?src=calendarLink

Meeting ID: 227 133 289

Phone Dial-in
+1.888.748.9073 (United States)
Global Numbers: https://www.bluejeans.com/numbers

Prior to his role with Toolbox,
Tom served for 31 years as a pastor with BridgePoint Bible Church in Houston (formerly Spring Branch Community Church).

Tom is a longtime Houston resident having graduated from Memorial High School, Texas A&M and Dallas Theological Seminary. Tom has been married to Celia (a Houston native) for 35 years. Celia serves as School Nurse at Bunker Hill Elementary in the Spring Branch School District. Tom and Celia have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren, all living and working in Houston.

This will be a virtual interview with Tom on the direction and future of the Toolbox Luncheons via BlueJeans Videoconference and FACEBOOK LIVE!

As you might not know we have recently added The Woodlands to the luncheon schedule.

This will make a fourth monthly gathering opportunity in the greater Houston area.

Learn More About Toolbox Lunches
http://www.toolboxlunches.com

Visit Facebook Event Page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/s/virtual-toolbox-lunch-with-exe/219459122758582/

Catholic Faith Study – Making Sense Out of Suffering

Dear Catholic Faith Study Friends,
Our next topic will be on the subject of suffering (3 classes, maybe 4, not sure how quickly we will get through the material) based on the book written by Peter Kreeft, “Making Sense Out of Suffering.”
In these lessons we will cover the deep and profound questions we have such as the following:
• Why do I have to suffer?
• If God is all-powerful and all-loving then why does he permit evil to exist?
• Does my suffering have meaning?
• Why do bad things happen to me?
• What is the answer to all these questions about suffering?

When: Thursdays: February 20th, 27th and March 5th

I will send the class notes to the meeting group. Hope you can join us in person or on Skype!

People of all faiths are welcome!

Contact Henry Avila (henry.j.avila@exxonmobil.com) to be added to the distribution list.

Biblical Leadership Conference 2020

Organizational culture plays an integral role in the organizational success of a company, and The Newton Group Corp was born out of the calling to develop people and instill best practices at the workplace. Faith in God is one of their core values, and they genuinely believe that it’s important when facing difficulties towards career development.

Know more about organizational culture and career development at the Biblical Leadership conference February 8th, 2020 at Faith Bible Church.

Discover and learn practical and biblical leadership principles that you can apply today.

Don’t miss this chance to spiritually develop yourself and be the leader God wants you to be.

See you there!

The event can be found on Facebook here.

Click here to register

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Asymmetrical Leadership

WOODLANDS LEADERSHIP FORUM

Integrating your Professional, Personal and Spiritual life

 

The Host Committee and the Staff of CRU Houston/Leader Impact request the pleasure of your company as our guest for lunch on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Landry’s 1212 Lake Robbins Dr.

Because seating is limited, reservations are required.

R.S.V.P to 713.522.3314 by December 10th or Email scott.goode@cru.org

 

Speaker: Jeremy Moore

Jeremy Moore is the CEO and founder of Global Counterpoint. Global Counterpoint comes alongside developing nations and global businesses to facilitate trust relationships, expand economic opportunities and support regional stability.

Jeremy has served as an operational team member in elite special operations units throughout his military career, to include the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and 10th Special Forces Group.

His background includes leadership development, geopolitical and strategic coalition development and counter-terrorism expertise. As a member of the Special Operations Forces Community, Jeremy is adept and experienced in negotiating withing sensitive and complex cultural environments.

Jeremy has worked and traveled extensively throughout the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. He was specifically chosen to serve in positions of influence and leadership in this region due to his extensive understanding not only of the geopolitical challenges there, but of the implications of those challenges for the United States.

Jeremy will be speaking on these topics among others:

  • The Power of Small Empowered Teams
  • How To Remain Relevant in an Ever-changing Battlefield
  • Sense of Purpose and Mission Host Committee
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