America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Business on Purpose

With members across the United States, The C12 Group is America’s leading Christian chief executive roundtable. We serve businesses with 5 to 5,000+ employees with annual revenues from $1 million to $1 billion+. C12 is a unique forum for Kingdom-focused business leaders to convene for a time of mutual sharpening and high-impact learning to grow as stewards and Ambassadors for Christ.

The C12 Experience

The C12 Group is not about networking. It’s not another business-centric Bible study. It’s an objective advisory board for brainstorming and decision making, learning what you don’t know and focusing on areas you need to sharpen. In a confidential, non-competing trusted C12 peer board, you’ll learn from your group’s wisdom and insight – and encourage and hold each other accountable to the principles and core values that guide you. You’ll learn to lead while living one integrated life under the Lordship of Christ.

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Monthly Member Meeting

At the core of C12 is the monthly advisory board meeting, a gathering of 10-15 Christian CEOs and business owners who convene once a month, for a full day, to work through a structured business curriculum and to go deep together. Each meeting is facilitated by a dedicated, full-time, C12 Chair who personifies C12’s intentionality and is an experienced business executive.

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Monthly One-on-One Counsel

Each month, C12 members enjoy a time of individualized one-on-one counsel with their local Chair. These 60-90 minute sessions address a range of topics, and are far superior to executive coaching alone. Your C12 Chair gets to know your unique situation and provides objective, informed and Biblical insights on your business and ministry.

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C12’s Proprietary Resources

Since 1992, The C12 Group has provided members with MBA-level, high-impact materials and proven processes built on best business practices and Biblical principles. C12 materials are current and relevant in today’s business environment, but always grounded in the timeless principles of Scripture. You’ll have access to a wide range of resources designed to strengthen and enhance business, leadership, and eternal results.

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National Network of C12 Peers

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of C12 is the opportunity to connect with other like-minded Christian executives across the country. You can search and find businesses and peer leaders through the C12 Member Directory. You’ll also benefit from national and regional leaders conferences and workshops, where members gather to be refreshed, renewed, and encouraged.

1

Monthly Member Meeting

At the core of C12 is the monthly advisory board meeting, a gathering of 10-15 Christian CEOs and business owners who convene once a month, for a full day, to work through a structured business curriculum and to go deep together. Each meeting is facilitated by a dedicated, full-time, C12 Chair who personifies C12’s intentionality and is an experienced business executive.

2

Monthly One-on-One Counsel

Each month, C12 members enjoy a time of individualized one-on-one counsel with their local Chair. These 60-90 minute sessions address a range of topics, and are far superior to executive coaching alone. Your C12 Chair gets to know your unique situation and provides objective, informed and Biblical insights on your business and ministry.

3

C12’s Proprietary Resources

Since 1992, The C12 Group has provided members with MBA-level, high-impact materials and proven processes built on best business practices and Biblical principles. C12 materials are current and relevant in today’s business environment, but always grounded in the timeless principles of Scripture. You’ll have access to a wide range of resources designed to strengthen and enhance business, leadership, and eternal results.

4

National Network of C12 Peers

Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of C12 is the opportunity to connect with other like-minded Christian executives across the country. You can search and find businesses and peer leaders through the C12 Member Directory. You’ll also benefit from national and regional leaders conferences and workshops, where members gather to be refreshed, renewed, and encouraged.

Led by Full-time Chairs

Unlike other CEO roundtable organizations, C12 Groups are led by full-time, experienced peer business leaders with a mature Biblical faith, who focus exclusively on their C12 practice. They are committed to providing a safe, confidential, non-solicited environment for members to spend a full day each month to go deep and be refreshed. Chairs meet one-on-one with members each month, to focus on specific business and spiritual needs. The long-term result of these relationships and trustworthy, hands-on facilitation far exceeds traditional coaching models, providing the best of peer sharpening and lifelong learning for an eternal purpose.

Meet a few of our Chairs and learn why they love what they do.

DAVE SHOEMAKER

  • Region: Philadelphia
  • C12 Chair since: 2008
  • Background: Dave left his 30-year position as the leader of multi-national technology company to launch his C12 practice.

BILL MADDOX

  • Region: Western NC/Tri-Cities TN
  • C12 Chair since: 2010
  • Background: A 17-year C12 Member, Bill was the former owner of an architectural practice.

STEVE VAN OOTEGHEM

  • Region: Houston
  • C12 Chair since: 2012
  • Background: One of the first C12 Members, Steve launched his C12 practice after a twenty-year corporate career and success as a motivational speaker and author.

Find a C12 Group

With more than 1,500 members nationwide, The C12 Group is growing.
Enter your city and state or zip code to find the nearest C12 Group. Click on a territory for more information. If you don’t find a group near you, perhaps we should talk about starting a C12 Group in your area!

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