By using the C3 template for initiating their time together, they stay current with each other’s walk. “We like putting the numbers on how we are feeling about our relationship with Christ in the areas of work, family, spiritual and personal. It is a great starting point for meaningful discussions.”
Sometimes you just know something has changed. You feel it in your gut. Suddenly the world and the people in it look different. You are different.
For Tim Jenkins, that moment came on Easter Sunday 23 years ago.
He happened to be dating a wonderful girl who insisted he accompany her to church. He had never been near a church. Just as he grew comfortable with the pattern of his girlfriend’s church they were invited to attend her parent’s church on Easter Sunday. That day, he was moved to answer a call from the altar and never looked back.
And then, God began shaping his new life. He married that girl. And his father-in-law invited him into Bible Study Fellowship where he first encountered the life of Moses; what Tim calls “A great study on leadership, which God provided at just the right time for me.”
And then they asked him to lead a group in a study on the gospel of John. But he had never read the New Testament. But great students learn by teaching. And BSF placed him with mature believers and mentors. This was a group that helped open his eyes to the link between the Old and the New Testament.
Years later, he has been blessed with many ways to give back to the community, the culture and the business world (commerce) in which he has excelled. (See Seattle Times Article on Tim Jenkins http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2002207774_pointb15.html)
Today, Tim is an advisory board member of Young Life, helping navigate its expansion in the Pacific Northwest, and a Trustee at Crista Ministries. He founded and helps lead a growing management consulting firm, Point B, Inc. And he is profoundly impacting the culture through an Acts-like community that was fostered by his association with C3 Leaders Forum.
It all started in 2011 with a friend inviting him to a group that met on Thursdays in Edmonds. It clicked for all of them. Their wives were friends and their kids were acquainted with each other, but the men in the group knew each other only superficially until they began the journey of trust that anchors them today.
“Are lives flow naturally together”, said Tim. “Most of us work in South Snohomish County. We talk about business. We invest in the community around us including our shared connection through Kings High School (where most of the forum’s kids go to school). We help each other. We encourage each other and act as a catalyst for each of us to invest in our relationship with God.”
And by using the C3 template for initiating their time together, they stay current with each other’s walk. “We like putting the numbers on how we are feeling about our relationship with Christ in the areas of work, family, spiritual and personal. It is a great starting point for meaningful discussions.”
Just business for the men and women of C3 Leaders.
Article by Ron Worman, Principal Sage Group