Christian Business Women United is a group of business women in Lexington, Kentucky, who meet monthly to praise God, fellowship, form friendships, pray for each other, and support each other in the business world.
The purpose of CBWU is to put God first, then our families and businesses, and encourage a commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We want the light of Jesus within us to shine like a beacon in the workplace.
Christian Business Women United is a non-denominational group not affiliated with, or sponsored by, any church.
(written by Rhonda Bartlett)
Janey Moores and I started the group in 2006. You can hear our radio interview here https://cbwu.org where we tell our story. Basically, I was going through a difficult financial time in my business and went to Janey and asked her to pray for me and my business. She said there was such a need for a group like ours in Lexington. We just decided to start one. We got together names of women in business we thought might be interested and we just started. We charge no dues or anything. Everyone just brings their lunch and we get together once a month for a time of wonderful prayer & praise. We are very careful to not let people “set up shop” because we want to set this one hour a month aside for the Lord. Of course, we network amongst ourselves and refer people who may be looking for services but we try to keep that to a minimum.
Since I am a web designer, it was very natural for me to put together the website and blog. Instead of emailing everyone all the nice things people want to forward, I post them to the blog. I maintain the email list and send everyone a reminder on the Thurs. before our Monday meeting. I ask they send prayer requests/praise reports early so I can get our printed prayer list started and bring copies to the meeting. We then write on them to add the prayer requests. Then I type them up and email them out to everyone on our email list. We have 50 or 60 ladies on our email list. Not everyone can get away at the lunch hour, but we know they will be praying once they get that email from me.