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ARIZONA Phoenix/Scottsdale Christian Business Networking Meeting throughout the month, 8485 E. McDonald Dr., Suite 206, 85250. FMI: 480-425-0624. www.christianbusinessnetworking.com CALIFORNIA Los Angeles Christian Business Women’s Fellowship Network for Chinese Christian business women. www.cbwf.org Roseville The BAM Project Christian women’s business network meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of the month.                             The meeting time for the first Wednesday is 2:45 to 5 pm, the meeting time for the third Wednesday                        is 8:15 to 9:45 am.  Meeting locations vary weekly. FMI: 916-521-2540. www.theBAMprojectonline.com San Diego Christian Executive Officers Group Meetings are on the second Friday of each month from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at the Handlery Hotel                       and Resort in Mission Valley. FMI: 619-463-2745. www.christianexecutiveofficers.com FLORIDA Bradenton The Open Christian Business Network Meeting every Tuesday at 7:15 to 8:30 am at Theresa’s Restaurant, 608 14th St. W. www.openchristianbusinessnetwork.org Fort Myers Truth @ Work Meeting the third Wednesday of the month from 7:30 am – 11:30 am at either the Garden Hilton Inn, Sumerlin Blvd. and College Pkwy or Best Western Inn, Daniels Pkwy. FMI: 239-292-5863 www.truthatwork.org Sarasota The Open Christian Business Network Meeting every Tuesday at 7:15 to 8:30 am at The Serving Spoon, 3550 Clark Rd. (at Beneva). www.openchristianbusinessnetwork.org Tampa Bay Christian Business Connections Meeting every Monday at 7:45 am to 9:00 am at Mimi’s Café, 804 Providence Rd., Brandon, 33511.               FMI: 813-626-6982. www.christianbusinessconnections.com Tampa North Christian Business Connections Meeting each Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at The Oaks Restaurant, Lexington Oaks Country Club, 26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 33544. FMI: 813-631-7708 www.christianbusinessconnections.com GEORGIA Alpharetta G6ten Meeting the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am, Champps. www.g6ten.com Atlanta G6ten Meeting second Wednesday at 11:30 am. Ryans Steakhouse, Buford Hwy. www.g6ten.com Cobb G6ten Meeting the fourth Wedneday at 11:30 am at Piccadilly Cafeteria. www.g6ten.com Duluth Christian Business Men’s Group Meeting every Tuesday at 8:00 am at the Rexall Drugstore Restaurant on Buford Hwy, just south of Hwy 120.  FMI: 770-814-9304 Gwinnett County Georgia Christian Business Network Meeting the first and third Tuesdays at 8:30 am at various locations in Gwinnett County. FMI: 404-422-1491. www.gcbnetwork.com Gwinnett Country G6ten Meeting various locations on Wednesdays. www.g6ten.com Lawrenceville Dream Makers Christian Women’s Business Network Meeting the first and third Tuesdays at 11:15 am at Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant, 1802 North Brown Rd. (near Discover Mills Mall), 30043. FMI: 770-906-1362 Lilburn Georgia Christian Business Networking Meeting the first and third Tuesday morning at 8:30 am to 10:00 am at Chick Fil-A, 4801 Hwy 29. www.gcbnetwork.com INDIANA Indianapolis Truth @ Work Meeting the second Wednesday, third Friday, last Tuesday and last Thursday of the month from 8:00 am til noon.  9951 Crosspoint Blvd., Suite 300, www.truthatwork.org Christian Business Networking Association Has 72 groups throughout the state. FMI: on a group near you check    out website. www.thenetworkonline.org Christian Business Men’s Connection http://cbmcindiana.com KANSAS Topeka Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce Meeting monthly at various locations. FMI: 785-408-5250 www.c5alive.org KENTUCKY Lexington Christian Business Women United Meeting the fourth Monday of every month from noon to 1:00 pm at         Hill-n-Dale Christian Church, 371 Hill-n-Dale Rd.  FMI: 859-278-0313 www.cbwu.org Louisville Oldham County Christian Business Network Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:15 am to           8:30 am. No location given. FMI: 502-643-7653 www.businessnet4Christ.com MARYLAND Bethesda Zoe Network Christian Business Meeting the first Monday of the month. New Beginning Church. www.cbenow.com MINESSOTA Brooklyn Park Business Networking Group Meeting the first Wednesday of the month (September – May) from            9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Living Word Christian Center, 9201             75th Avenue, N.,  55428. FMI: 763-315-7128. www.bng.lwwcc.org Minneapolis/St. Paul Christian Business Women’s Fellowship www.cbwf.org NEBRASKA Lincoln Christian Business Women’s Fellowship www.cbwf.org Omaha Christian Business Women’s Fellowship FMI: 402-431-0002 Ext. 6 www.cbwf.org NORTH CAROLINA Raleigh Christian Business Network Meeting the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hope Café, 201 Tryon Road, 27603. FMI: 919-896-8997 www.christbiznetwork.com SOUTH CAROLINA Fort Mill Women’s Iniative Network Meeting the first day of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Fort Mill YMCA, Promenade Walk Baxter Village, 29715. FMI: 803-802-5454 ext. 203. www.womensinet.com OHIO Cincinnati Christian Marketplace Network, Inc. Meeting the second Friday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Golden Corral, 5325 Ridge Avenue, 45213. www.cmn-usa.org Dayton Christian Marketplace Network, Inc. Meeting the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Groundz4Living at The Green, 50 Chestnut Street, 45440. www.cmn-usa.org Lewis Center Christian Marketplace Network, Inc. Meeting the second Friday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Asian Garden Buffet, 8633 Columbus Pike, 43035. FMI: 614-488- 4717. www.cmn-usa.org PENNSYLVANIA McMurray Christian Marketplace Network, Inc. Meeting the first Friday of each month from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Faith Community Church Lakeside, 337 Waterdam Rd., 15317. www.cmn-usa.org Wexford Christian Marketplace Network, Inc. Meeting the second Friday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Orchard Hill Church, Room 15, 2551 Brandt School Road, 15090. www.cmn-usa.org TENNESSEE Chattanooga Scenic City Women’s Network Meeting the fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Street. FMI: 423-698-6262. www.scwn.org Knoxville The National Christian Business Network Local membership, but no meetings listed. Check website FMI. www.nationalcbn.com Nashville Nashville Christian Business Network Meeting the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Christ Church in the Montelle Hardwick/New Fellowship Hall, 15354 Old Hickory Blvd., 37211. www.ncbnonline.org Christian Women in The Marketplace Meeting every other month. For exact time, visit website. www.christianwomeninthemarketplacenashville.com TEXAS Austin Christian Business Network of Austin Christian Roundtables now only being held quarterly. Check website for date and location. www.austincbn.org Carrollton The Covenant Business Network Meeting the third Wednesday of the month from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at Nico’s Cocina, 3065 North Josey Lane #24,  76007 http://covenantbiz.biz Crossroads The Covenant Business Network Meeting the second Thursday of each month at 11:45 am to 1:00 pm at the Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 US Highway 380, 76227. http://covenantbiz.biz Dallas/Fort Worth Exceptional Women Meeting the first Wednesday of the month from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm at various locations. www.exceptionalwomen.org DFW Christian Chamber of Commerce www.dfwchristianchamber.com Grapevine The Covenant Business Network Meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Spring Creek Barbeque, 315 W. State Highway 114, 76051. http://covenantbiz.biz McKinney The Covenant Business Network Meeting the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the La Madeline Restaurant, 2730 S Central Expressway, 75070. http://covenantbiz.biz Woodland Woodland’s Christian Business Network Meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 at the Black Walnut Café, 2520 Research Forest Dr. 77381. FMI: 832-766-5448. VIRGINIA Chesapeake Believer’s Biz Meeting every Thursday noon to 1:30 pm at Paradocks Restaurant, Greenbrier Parkway. Chester Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting every Wednesday at 11:30 am at Redemption Outreach Center, 101 West Hundred Rd., Fellowship Hall, 23836. www.cornerstonebusinessbuilders.com Colonial Heights (2) Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting every Monday at 11:30 at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 17201 Jefferson David Highway, Room C122, 23834. FMI: 804-526-0424 Meeting every Tuesday at 8:00 am at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 3110 Greenwood Ave., Brides Room, 23834. www.cornerstonebusinessbuilders.com Midlothian Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting every Wednesday at 8:00 am at Long & Foster Building, 5000 W. Village Green Dr., 23112 www.cornerstonebusinessbuilders.com Newport News The Trusted Compass of Hampton Roads Meeting the fourth Friday at noon to 1:30 pm at The Circuit, 63 Hidenwood Shopping Ctr., Newport News. FMI: 757-896-1000 www.thetrustedcompass.com Richmond (2) Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting every Wednesday at 8:00 am at Salem Baptist Church, 5930 Centralia Rd., Conf. Room, 23237 Meeting every Wednesday at 8:00 am at Clover Hill Baptist Church, 3100 Court House Rd., Modular 1, 23236 www.cornerstonebusinessbuilders.com Virginia Beach The Trusted Compass of Hampton Roads Meeting the second Friday at noon to 1:30 pm at Cypress Point Country Club, 5340 Club Head Rd., Virginia Beach. FMI: 757-896-1000 www.thetrustedcompass.com
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another -- and all the more as you see the day approaching.           Hebrews 10:25  
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.           Proverbs 16  
       God is marshalling His people in the workplace as never before in history. God is up to something. The next spiritual awakening could take place in the marketplace.  Henry Blackaby
Networking provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, leads, tips and testimonials. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17 Through uniting the body of Christ, The Church Guide strives to support other Christians in their businesses. A powerful way to do that is through networking. Christian business networking groups provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, leads, and godly counsel to one another. It allows for the sharing of testimonies and challenges and provides encouragement and empowerment, so that we can all go into the world and make a difference for Christ. Hopefully on this page you will find a Christian Networking group near you, as well as, national groups with chapters in cities throughout America. If you would like to add your group to this list, use the link provided at the bottom of this page, or email the information to churchguide@usa.com
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They say hindsight is 20/20. Teresa Denham realized quickly as an adult and even more as a CEO of a national brand that she had made the best decision of my her when she was just turning 8 years old. Of course she did not understand the gravity of that decision in her young life, but she most certainly noticed its consistent clash with her selfish nature as a child and teenager. Life was all about Teresa and what she could get from it. Who she wanted to date, where she wanted to live, what she wanted to do, was all that mattered, and nothing else paled in comparison. Around her 23rd birthday, her life changed. She met her husband, Billy Denham.  Together he and God saved Teresa from a life of selfishness that she had always thought was normal. Teresa says, “because of the unconditional grace and love of God that I experienced in my personal walk with Christ, and that I experienced through my husband, I realized the amount of time I had wasted as a selfish Christian.” “As I grew out of my selfishness, the inspiration and voice of God began to take over. Instead of hearing what I wanted I was finally able to hear His voice.” One year after marrying Billy, the idea of Spirit Fingerz came to her. “Although I realized this was an inspired idea, I did not realize that impact God would enable me to have on others and in my community.” At first, she viewed Spirit Fingerz as simply a product that she wanted to design to wear to a college football game and nothing more. At least that’s what she thought.  She was young, only in her twenties, and there were very few mentors to help this up and rising entrepreneur. There had never been anything like Spirit Fingerz. As the idea became a business, Teresa quickly learned how her belief in Christ and her ability to hear His voice would give her power and wisdom and lead her in her decision making in the various boardrooms, corporate dinners, and contract negotiations. Because God’s hand idea, before she knew it, she had contracts with the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Cracker Barrell and Target. Her faith would play a role in every single business decision she made.  The Holy Ghost would speak to her, and she would make decision from  through gut instincts, and the Holy Spirit would give her better ideas than she could ever have thought up herself. Teresa also learned how to align herself with people of quality and integrity in her business and personal life. She kept an open ear for opportunities that would allow her to share the love of Christ in both word and deed. “I’ve learned how edifying it is to be around people who have substance and faith and a conscience ... people who have integrity and do the right thing ... even though it may not always be cost effective is a rarity in corporate America. Putting God first and Profits second has helped me make the best decisions for the legacy of Spirit Fingerz and building it into a multi-million dollar brand for a purpose, and not just a profile.”  This young entrepreneur is extremely happy with her business and the direction it is heading ... UP!  As the founder and CEO of Spirit Fingerz, Teresa can proudly say that putting God in the forefront of her business has helped her remain confident as a leader and courageous enough to stay true to her roots as an entrepreneur.
Teresa Deeham with Spirit Fingerz at Virginia Tech game
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