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Young Business Leaders Doing business by the Book. YBL is committed to helping businessmen: Live ethically and morally in the Marketplace; Exhibit integrity in all areas of business, family, and civic affairs; Practice the golden rule; Be positive leaders in their sphere of influence; and raise up a younger generation of leaders who exhibit these qualities.

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No matter what the week may bring, remember that Christ is our Rock and our Fortress. He is our strength when we're feel...
06/28/2021

No matter what the week may bring, remember that Christ is our Rock and our Fortress. He is our strength when we're feeling wearing.

No matter what the week may bring, remember that Christ is our Rock and our Fortress. He is our strength when we're feeling wearing.

Our Summer Series is off to a great start.We had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mark Gignilliat, Professor at Beeson D...
06/24/2021
YBL Summer Series 2021: Session 1- Mark Gignillat

Our Summer Series is off to a great start.

We had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mark Gignilliat, Professor at Beeson Divinity School and Cannon Theologian at Cathedral Church of the Advent

In case you missed it, here's your chance to hear some excellent teaching.

Info on the second session of the YBL Summer Series will be coming soon!

https://youtu.be/MGe3VhEUD00

YBL Summer Series: Session 1 Keynote speaker: Dr. Mark Gignilliat, Professor at Beeson Divinity School and Cannon Theologian at Cathedral Church of the Advent

The YBL Summer Series starts this Wednesday, June 16!We’ll be at the Brock School of Business on the beautiful campus of...
06/14/2021

The YBL Summer Series starts this Wednesday, June 16!

We’ll be at the Brock School of Business on the beautiful campus of Samford University.

This event is free to attend. Come early for coffee and pastries from @ohenrys !

Space is limited, so be sure to register.

Click this link to sign up! https://ybl.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/65adee86-91a9-4990-92fa-81515bf291ea

The YBL Summer Series starts this Wednesday, June 16!

We’ll be at the Brock School of Business on the beautiful campus of Samford University.

This event is free to attend. Come early for coffee and pastries from @ohenrys !

Space is limited, so be sure to register.

Click this link to sign up! https://ybl.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/65adee86-91a9-4990-92fa-81515bf291ea

YBL Birmingham Spring Luncheon with Ed Kobel
06/10/2021
YBL Birmingham Spring Luncheon with Ed Kobel

YBL Birmingham Spring Luncheon with Ed Kobel

Ed Kobel talks about his journey of building a successful real estate company and how his faith played a key role in his life.

Last Friday morning, YBL had an incredible breakfast with Ed Kobel. Ed really encouraged these businessmen to learn how ...
05/20/2021

Last Friday morning, YBL had an incredible breakfast with Ed Kobel. Ed really encouraged these businessmen to learn how to practically abide in Christ and to hear from God from His Word. We are thankful for faithful men in the marketplace like Ed.

Also, if you're interested in learning more about what it means to abide with Christ daily, text the number to get a free video on the topic!

YBL Birmingham's brother ministry, 2nd Half, invites you to join us for next week's luncheon with Pat Morley! Registrati...
05/19/2021

YBL Birmingham's brother ministry, 2nd Half, invites you to join us for next week's luncheon with Pat Morley!
Registration will be closing soon, and spaces are limited. Get your tickets today by going to https://ybl.org/2nd-half-ministry/events/

We hope to see you there!

YBL Birmingham's brother ministry, 2nd Half, invites you to join us for next week's luncheon with Pat Morley!
Registration will be closing soon, and spaces are limited. Get your tickets today by going to https://ybl.org/2nd-half-ministry/events/

We hope to see you there!

Looking forward to this years marathon! It will be a great time to refocus on the mission and vision of YBL.
05/07/2021

Looking forward to this years marathon! It will be a great time to refocus on the mission and vision of YBL.

Looking forward to this years marathon! It will be a great time to refocus on the mission and vision of YBL.

Celebrating a great year with YBL’s professional primer group from Samford University!
05/05/2021

Celebrating a great year with YBL’s professional primer group from Samford University!

Celebrating a great year with YBL’s professional primer group from Samford University!

YBL community, here is a great event that you can support to help raise awareness and say thank you for all the healthca...
04/29/2021

YBL community, here is a great event that you can support to help raise awareness and say thank you for all the healthcare workers who have served Alabama and Birmingham so well this year!

Here's the link to find out more: https://movementbirmingham.swell.gives

YBL community, here is a great event that you can support to help raise awareness and say thank you for all the healthcare workers who have served Alabama and Birmingham so well this year!

Here's the link to find out more: https://movementbirmingham.swell.gives

04/22/2021

Darius Morgan first got involved with YBL back when he was in college. His first experience was by going to a YBL event, and he has been involved ever since. He currently works as a Compliance Auditor at Viva Health. Check out how YBL has impacted his faith and life.

04/14/2021

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be featuring some interviews from people who have been involved with YBL. The goal of these videos is to see how YBL has had an impact on them.

This week you will get to hear from Milton Davis who has been involved with YBL for over 10+ years. Milton is the Director of Industrial Business Development for BL Harbert International. Milton is a top-performing business leader with 30 years of progressively challenging experience, with a unique combination of technical, financial, and operational expertise. Take a second to see how YBL has played a part in his life.

This year we are having our annual Spring Lunch on May 14th from 11:15 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. at The Club. Our guest speaker ...
04/09/2021
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This year we are having our annual Spring Lunch on May 14th from 11:15 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. at The Club. Our guest speaker will be Ed Kobel.

Ed Kobel heads one of the leading commercial real estate firms in the world, Debartolo Development. He has achieved impressive things in the world of real estate, but the journey he took to get there is even more remarkable. Come hear about his life and the wisdom he has garnered in the challenging school of personal experience, and come to learn what Ed has found to be true and lasting success as a man in the marketplace.

04/06/2021

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of YBL. It's incredible to look back and see all that God has done through this ministry. Lives changed. Marriages restored. Families healed. The vision for YBL started with a small group of men, and we want to share a small segment of that story. See for yourself how it all got started, and how it has blossomed and grown since then.

03/26/2021

This year is a special one for YBL as it is our 40th Anniversary. We are so incredibly thankful for all that God has done over these past 40 years. In an effort to celebrate, we decided to speak with those who had a first-hand impact on the mission and vision of YBL. Take a minute to watch as Pastor Reeder speaks to the impact that Pastor Emeritus Frank Barker had on the early vision of YBL.

03/26/2021

This year is a special one for YBL as it is our 40th Anniversary. We are so incredibly thankful for all that God has done over these past 40 years. In an effort to celebrate, we decided to speak with those who had a first-hand impact on the mission and vision of YBL. Take a minute to watch as Pastor Reeder speaks to the impact that Pastor Emeritus Frank Barker had on the early vision of YBL.

Matthew 20:26-28- Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,  and whoever w...
03/19/2021

Matthew 20:26-28- Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:26-28- Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

"Put simply, family discipleship is leading your home by doing whatever you can whenever you can to help your family bec...
03/17/2021
5 Popular Lies About Family Discipleship

"Put simply, family discipleship is leading your home by doing whatever you can whenever you can to help your family become friends and followers of Jesus. There are certainly occasional highlights and low points in life that create great opportunities for parents to point to God’s faithfulness, but most spiritual leadership happens in the everyday routine interactions of your family."

Here are five critical reminders of what family discipleship is not.

This is what we look forward to. That wonderful day when all pain passes away, and we finally see our good and gracious ...
03/12/2021

This is what we look forward to. That wonderful day when all pain passes away, and we finally see our good and gracious Savior. This is the hope that anchors us until then. (Hebrews 6:19)

This is what we look forward to. That wonderful day when all pain passes away, and we finally see our good and gracious Savior. This is the hope that anchors us until then. (Hebrews 6:19)

"Obviously, the biggest issue is race and everything that touches race (e.g., police shootings, Critical Race Theory, Tr...
03/11/2021
Four Approaches to Race, Politics, and Gender - Kevin DeYoung

"Obviously, the biggest issue is race and everything that touches race (e.g., police shootings, Critical Race Theory, Trump), but it’s not just race that divides us. It is more broadly our different instincts and sensibilities, our divergent fears and suspicions, our various intellectual and cultural inclinations. Yes, there are important theological disagreements too, and these demand the best attention of our heads and hearts. But in many instances, people who can affirm the same doctrinal commitments on paper are miles apart in their posture and practice."

Here is a very enlightening and informational read that you might find helpful.

Kevin DeYoung asks why Reformed Evangelicalism has splintered. With four approaches to race, politics, and gender to help you think through the issues.

On February 19th, we had an event with Bill McCurine. He is a retired federal justice from the ninth circuit in Californ...
03/02/2021
An Event with Bill McCurine

On February 19th, we had an event with Bill McCurine. He is a retired federal justice from the ninth circuit in California. We got to hear from him about his personal story, and we think you will be greatly encouraged by it.

Here is a little background info on Bill: He is a retired federal justice from the ninth circuit in California. He was a Rhodes Scholar, a graduate of Harvard Law, and he was one of the top trial lawyers in San Diego before his appointment on the federal bench. In both his civil practice and as a jurist he has mediated over 1700 cases. Judge McCurine is known to be a quick study, great listener and truly cares about people and of the belief that mediation can resolve any type of civil dispute; therefore, he works endlessly to get results.

Bill McCurine is a retired federal justice from the ninth circuit in California. He was a Rhodes Scholar, a graduate of Harvard Law, and he was one of the to...

A YBL small group starting its day in prayer.
02/24/2021

A YBL small group starting its day in prayer.

A YBL small group starting its day in prayer.

May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rul...
02/18/2021

May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.

Psalm 67:3-4

May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.

Psalm 67:3-4

02/11/2021

We are excited to welcome Andy Martin as one of our new board members. We can't wait to see the impact that his leadership and love for the Lord brings. Here is a brief bio on Andy:

Andy entered the financial services industry immediately upon graduating with honors from Birmingham-Southern College. He spent 32 years at First Protective as a sales manager and leading personal producer until being promoted to President. He served as President for 19 years and then went into early retirement. He recently purchased an existing agency which he renamed Providence Benefits. He is married and has three grown children.

We want to invite you to join us for a conversation with Bill McCurine on February 19th. Bill McCurine is a retired fede...
02/05/2021
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We want to invite you to join us for a conversation with Bill McCurine on February 19th. Bill McCurine is a retired federal justice from the ninth circuit in California. He was a Rhodes Scholar, a graduate of Harvard Law, and he was one of the top trial lawyers in San Diego before his appointment on the federal bench. We will get a chance to interview him and hear about his own personal story. Go ahead and put it on your calendar to tune in to this inspirational and impactful conversation!

Here is the link to signup: https://ybl.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/0323cf47-c2ff-4e61-abe2-16e9649fd037?fbclid=IwAR3qGa4VvFksNpPSte7Pnj_y_ZiCZn6tFnzrnUwLUdV5Rzr051GyIudBzNw

01/28/2021

"Our hope is not that we will live a pain-free life, but that God will always be with us, and He won't leave us nor forsake us in the middle of our suffering."

2021 will come with new challenges and in many ways it already has. It's important to understand that God will be with us in the storm, and He will be with us through the storm. Our comfort doesn't come from our circumstances, but it comes from trusting that Christ will always be with us.

We want to invite you to join us for a conversation with Bill McCurine on February 19th. Bill McCurine is a retired fede...
01/27/2021
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We want to invite you to join us for a conversation with Bill McCurine on February 19th. Bill McCurine is a retired federal justice from the ninth circuit in California. He was a Rhodes Scholar, a graduate of Harvard Law, and he was one of the top trial lawyers in San Diego before his appointment on the federal bench. We will get a chance to interview him and hear about his own personal story. One of the main things that we discuss is his overcoming of division and racism. Go ahead and put it on your calendar to tune in to this inspirational and impactful conversation!

Here is the link to signup: https://ybl.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/0323cf47-c2ff-4e61-abe2-16e9649fd037

01/22/2021

YBL Board Member Spotlight:

We are excited to announce that Martin Briggs will be joining us as a new board member. In this video, he describes how he first came into contact with YBL, what his experience has been like being engaged in the ministry, and what he is excited to do as a board member. Thank you Martin for dedicating your time to help serve men in the Birmingham marketplace!

"We can be tempted to give way to fear, but Jesus wants us to believe. Most specifically, He wants us to believe in Him,...
01/13/2021
Do Not Fear. Only Believe.|Young Business Leaders

"We can be tempted to give way to fear, but Jesus wants us to believe. Most specifically, He wants us to believe in Him, that He is God and has the power to raise the dead or bring us through suffering and death safely into His presence."

This is a short excerpt from this week's YBL blog post. Rob specifically takes a look back at the year 2020 and looks at how God was continuously faithful to teach and work in his own life amidst the struggles. Take some time to see how God worked in his life this past year by reading this week's blog.

Do Not Fear. Only Believe. by Rob Genin | Jan 7, 2021 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well a...

01/07/2021

Did you know that dozens of studies have confirmed that a lack of significant relationships in your life is more dangerous to your health than alcoholism, obesity, or smoking? At YBL, we are dedicated to helping men in the marketplace find community. If you are interested in finding out more about our small groups, reach out to our Birmingham director, Rob Genin ([email protected]). We would love to get you connected to a group.

This morning one of our small groups got to have their last meeting for the year! This group has been meeting every Thur...
12/18/2020

This morning one of our small groups got to have their last meeting for the year! This group has been meeting every Thursday morning since June and have been going through a YBL's core curriculum called, "Concentrating on the Majors". We are thankful that we get the opportunity to study God's Word and do life together.

12/17/2020

A recent business study conducted found that 68% of men wish that they had a mentor. A mentor can be a great resource and friend to help you navigate the challenges of balancing work and family life. At YBL, we have been matching people with mentors for the last 20 years, and we would love to match you with one. If you are interested in getting connected, reach out to our Birmingham director, Rob Genin ([email protected]).

During this season of Advent, I can confidently say one of the presents that the world, your wife, and your children nee...
12/11/2020
Pursue Mature Manhood and Womanhood

During this season of Advent, I can confidently say one of the presents that the world, your wife, and your children need is the example of a man who will follow God at whatever the cost. Here’s a great article by John Piper that encourages us in that endeavor.

God created male and female to declare beautiful truths about himself. Compromising these distinctions does not make us better man and woman. It belittles his design.

Titus 3:4-6 - 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of work...
12/09/2020

Titus 3:4-6 - 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior

Take this Advent season to really focus on the coming of Christ. It's because of his "appearance" and sacrificial love for us, to the point of death on a cross, that we can be washed of our sin and enjoy the presence of God.

In case you missed it, we had a community event with Eric Alexander (speaker, mountaineer, and author) on November 16th....
12/04/2020
YBL Birmingham Welcomes Eric Alexander

In case you missed it, we had a community event with Eric Alexander (speaker, mountaineer, and author) on November 16th. His message was encouraging and challenging, and we urge you to listen to it. If you are interested in listening, you can watch the event from our YouTube page. Click below to watch it.

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