Recent "Challenge" Newsletter Issues
In the May 2013 Newsletter, Chuck Fruth relates how his relationship with a homeless man impacted his relationship with Christ, and Rick Slager talks about involving the Lord in all our workplace decisions. Hear about the Palm Desert and Sacramento Challenge Weekends in the News section!
In the April 2013 Newsletter, hear about the launching of our new CIC member database. Also available is the 2013 financial breakdown.
In the March 2013 Newsletter, Santa Cruz member Steve Crocker tells his moving stories of being reconciled with a family years after the wrong had occurred and the fruits of his friendship with a homeless man. Find out who our newest Board member is in the News section!
We are doing something a little different, starting in the February 2013 Newsletter! We are asking members to send us your answers to the question, "What is CIC?" Read Palm Springs Chapter member Peter Richardson's answer in the News section!
Introducing the new WCIC-Monterey Chapter! Read about the chapter's first Challenge Weekend in the News section of our January 2013 Newsletter. Also in this issue, Christians in Commerce President Terry Cassell reflects on how we can continue to build the Kingdom of God in the face of the suffering and hardship taking place in the lives of those we love.
See our photo collage from the CIC Annual Conference in the December 2012 Newsletter! Read how Pam Seale’s life was changed when she pursued thoughts to live her life full-time for the Lord, and put her nursing career second.
Hear about the success of the latest CIC fundraisers in the November 2012 Newsletter! Tom Kelly of the Northern Virginia Chapter shares how a lunchtime stroll turned into a renewing spiritual experience in the front page story. Salinas Valley Chapter President Clem Richardson talks about sharing CIC with the next generation in the men's reflections.
What were the end results of the 2012 Matching Gift Campaign? Did we reach our goal of $30,000.00? Find out in the October 2012 Newsletter! Also in this month's issue, hear about the most recent Phoenix Area Challenge Weekend, as well as what workshops are being offered at this year's Annual Conference.
In the September 2012 Newsletter, we are proud to introduce the Tempe Campus Chapter! Read about this new venture, as well as our newest women's outreach in Fresno, in the News section. Don't forget to register for the 2012 Annual Conference by September 8th in order to qualify for the Early Bird Special! Get more details about registration and our Matching Gift Campaign on Page 4.
Our August 2012 Newsletter features some exciting news - download this issue today to learn about our 2012 Matching Gift Campaign! Check out Bill Dalgetty's (Northern Virginia Chapter) moving front page story about a business that employs and encourages those with mental disabilities.
In the June 2012 Newsletter, CIC Board member Kirby Falkenberg talks about the fruits of the prison ministry that several of the South Bend Chapter members have engaged in over the years. Learn about the new WCIC-Palm Desert Chapter in the News section!
In the May 2012 Newsletter, CIC co-founder Bud Rose tells how the CIC Annual Conference changed one couple's hearts as well as their business. Rick Slager shares the insights he has gained through years of working with hospice patients as they prepare to meet the Lord.
In the April 2012 Newsletter, Mesa member Joe Blanco shares how an expletive-ridden phone call from an irate customer ended with her recommiting her life to Christ. Find out how the San Jose Chapter celebrated it's 25th anniversary in the News section!
In the March 2012 Newsletter, Chuck Wagner (Mesa) describes how the Lord took his family on a journey across the country and back again with the rise and fall of their business. This month's news includes updates from Uganda and one of our youngest chapters, Palm Desert.
In the February 2012 Newsletter, Bryan Trudeau (Gilbert-San Tan) writes about building the Kingdom of God while transitioning into retirement. Hear about our latest Spanish-speaking Challenge Weekend in the News section!
In the January 2012 Newsletter, CIC President Terry Cassell starts the year off with a reflection on the importance of leading through service, a concept that is expounded upon further by Steve Crocker in his Week One article. This month's News section features a moving story about one of the Santa Cruz Chapter's "Special Meetings".
In the December 2011 Newsletter, Joe Blanco of the Mesa Chapter tells a story of being Christ to an irate customer, ending with a surprising twist. Check out photos from this year's Annual Conference in the News section.
In the November 2011 Newsletter, Dr. Steven Walker shares about renewing the earth in his workplace. Read testimonies from our brothers and sisters in the News section.
In the October 2011 Newsletter, Colonel Tom Kelly of the NOVA Chapter, retired from the Marine Corps, gives a firsthand account of the charity demonstrated by our troops overseas. Get all the details on this year's Annual Conference workshops in the News section!
In the September 2011 Newsletter Ken Gray of the Santa Cruz Chapter reflects on balancing justice and mercy in his job as a Life Coach. Hear testimonies from a brother and sister in Uganda in the News section.
Over Memorial Day Weekend, Rob Reavis of the Sacramento Chapter arrived in Northern Virginia after a ten-day motorcycle journey known as "Run for the Wall". Thousands of veterans participate in this annual event to pay homage to those who are no longer with us. CIC had a chance to interview Rob and his crew about what The Arlington Catholic Herald called "the faith-filled side of the ride" when it published the story. Check out the article in the August 2011 Newsletter!