Kansas City
Catholic Business Network
About Us
"In a special way, it will be necessary to discover even more fully the specific vocation of the laity called to seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God; they have their own role to play in the mission of the whole people of God in the Church and in the World...by their work for the evangelization and the sanctification of people."
-Pope John Paul II
Novo Millennio Ineunte #46
Business & Faith?

In the fall of 2008 several Catholic business men met to discuss the idea of a Catholic business organization to accomplish several critical goals.

The three collaborated on a plan to launch what would become the Kansas City Catholic Business Network.  It's first networking meeting was held in the Fall of 2008 and has grown monthly in both corporate benefactors, membership and attendance since that time.  Meetings are a combination of networking, speaking, discussions and mutual support.

If you are like many business leaders the idea of a faith-based business network can appear to be an oxymoron. In reality, however, faith and work are not only compatible but necessary and complimentary in building a more free and just society for all in our community.  Further, our life of work is to be a part of our vocation-a "calling" which, when faithfully lived out brings sanctification to the individual, the organization and those with whom we work.

As practicing Catholics we are in a unique position to be a public witness to our Faith by exemplifying the highest standards of personal and professional practices.
Vision                                                
The Vision of the Catholic Business Network is to serve Christ and His Church by engaging in the evangelization
and sanctification of the business/professional community thereby building a more free, just and virtuous society.  
                

 

Mission

The Mission of the Catholic Business Network is to be a catalyst in exhorting, promoting and facilitating financial
opportunity, spiritual growth and moral courage for both Catholic individuals and organizations serving the workplace.


Goals

To accomplish this mission, the Catholic Business Network supports three strategic goals:

Professional: To provide the opportunity to network with fellow Catholic leaders, professionals and organizations for greater
economic and professional success.

Spiritual:  To more effectively live out our lay vocations through learning, embracing and modeling the teachings
of Christ as expressed by the social teachings of the Catholic Church as they apply to the people and structures serving
the workplace. 

Witness: To collectively and individually give public witness, in both word and action, to authentic Catholic social teachings as they pertain to the economic sphere of society.

Church Status
The CBN is designated as a private lay organization as encouraged by Vatican II.
This status has been approved by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

                             

Legal Status 

The Kansas City Catholic Business Network is a not-for-profit 501c3 business organization licensed in the state of Kansas.