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Benefits of Membership

Lumen Value Proposition Illustrative Chaplain ‘Touch Points’
Total by Member
Member Spiritual Coaching 10
Leadership Circle 8
Luncheons / Dinners 4
Lumen Action 2
Other (BBC/Retr) 2
Spouse Spiritual Coaching 10
Gift 8
2 Children Spiritual Coaching 4
Family Dinners 2
Fellowship Meetings 7


What is Lumen?

Lumen is a Christian association of like-minded business and cultural leaders who develop character, faith and leadership through the exercise of 12 core values.

What are Lumen’s Core Values?


  • Prudence – Sound judgment in determining actions
  • Perseverance – A strong commitment to overcoming all obstacles
  • Fairness – Giving God and others their due in word and deed
  • Self-mastery – Controlling one’s passions amid personal drive and success


  • Spiritual Drive – A firm desire to live one’s faith in thought and action
  • Prayer – Regular communication with God, humbly seeking His will and friendship
  • Stewardship – Maximizing personal and professional resources entrusted by God
  • Confidence in God – A willingness to place trust in the hand of Providence


  • Excellence – The pursuit of distinction in business, family and community life
  • Integrity – Consistency in what one professes to be and how one lives
  • Magnanimity – Commitment to serve others by putting their needs first
  • Influence – Moving others to think and act uprightly through conscientious effort

Why were these core values selected?

These core values were selected as they give a clear roadmap to right Christian living and the qualities inherent to high impact leadership. The goal of the Lumen member is to imitate Jesus Christ – the leader par excellence – who lived these values and taught others how they establish true love of God and neighbor. Every Lumen aspect keys of these core values.

What does the word ‘Lumen’ mean?

Lumen is a Latin noun meaning light. It is also used to connote clarity and understanding.

Why did Lumen begin?

Lumen began as a response to a real need for ongoing formation of today’s top business and cultural leaders in right thinking and behavior. This need was evidenced by the recent U.S. corporate scandals that saw greed, lack of integrity and accounting fraud on the part of executives take down once formidable companies (Enron, Tyco, Global Crossing, WorldCom, etc).

What kind of person does Lumen seek for membership?

Lumen is looking to grow its membership by associating leaders of professional responsibility who are introspective, desire virtuous light for their path and the means to pursue excellence in every aspect of their lives: personally, professionally, and spiritually.

What means does Lumen offer leaders in their pursuit of character, faith and leadership?

Lumen offers its members five primary means to become the kind of leader others will want to follow:
  1. Spiritual Coaching – Each member has the ability and privilege to meet regularly one-on-one with a Chaplain to develop spiritual progress in the life of leadership according to personal circumstances.
  2. Leadership Circles – Each member can participate in open yet confidential forums to come along side and learn from one’s peers of like-mind and similar responsibilities.
  3. Speaker Series – Regular opportunities to hear top flight speakers in the areas of business and culture in order to assimilate from today’s most recognized influencers the qualities inherent to leadership
  4. Issues in Play – Highly customized series on the most important spiritual, business and cultural topics of the day
  5. Special Events – Yearly Bible Boot Camps, Member Retreat and National Retreat (includes spouses), Pilgrimages

Membership criteria

What is the cost of Lumen membership? What products and services does it include?

The 2016 annual membership dues are $5000. One can expect to receive the following for dues paid: MIN
  1. Chaplain Spiritual Coaching Sessions – 10
  2. Leadership Circle Meetings – 10
  3. National Retreat – 1
  4. Lumen Leadership Speaker Series – 1
  5. Chapter-wide Retreat – 1
  6. Issues In Play Dinners – 1
  7. Chapter-wide Social Events – 2
  8. Bible Boot Camp Retreat – 1

Do I have to participate in all Lumen activities?

No. That being said, members do make gathering for the purposes of formation a strong mutual commitment. Strong organizations rely on members prioritizing its activities in as much as business and personal commitments allow. Rising above all other opportunities (because of their impact on the individual and group) are Spiritual Coaching and the Leadership Circle. To omit those two elements is to forego the very essence of the Lumen experience.

Can my family get involved?

Yes. Although Lumen is meant to provide formation particularly for its members, spouses too are invited to participate when special occasions arise. Opportunities for family members to receive spiritual coaching from the chaplain are made available upon request. Separately, the Legionaries offer a host of formative events for people single and married – young and old.

How can one satisfy membership dues and are they tax deductible?

Membership dues can be paid monthly, quarterly or yearly via check (personal or company), or major credit card. Goods and services account for approximately $2500 of the annual dues. Therefore, the remaining $2500 may be eligible for classification as a charitable contribution to Lumen Institute Inc. (IRS Section 501C3 NPO). A charitable donation recognition letter is available from Lumen National upon request. Each member should consult with their tax advisor on this matter.

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