Becoming a Contagious Christian Participant's Guide : Communicating Your Faith in a Style That Fits You
Over one million people have experienced the groundbreaking evangelism training course Becoming a Contagious Christian - a proven resource designed to equip believers for relational evangelism. Now revised and updated, it avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians - and to their friends! Instead, it shows ordinary believers how to share the gospel in natural and effective ways being the person God made them to be.This participant's guide is designed to help you get the most out of the Becoming a Contagious Christian course. By applying training principles to real-life situations and relationships, you'll identify and develop an evangelism style that's effective for you. DVD segments, as well as individual and group activities, will help you gain confidence and equip you to:Discover your own style of communicating about ChristBuild spiritually significant relationshipsDirect conversations toward matters of faithTell your own story of coming to faithUse easy-to-remember gospel illustrationsPray with someone to receive Christ, and more!Designed for use with the revised and updated Becoming a Contagious Christian kit and small group DVD editions.
- Paperback | 112 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
- 11 Feb 2007
- Grand Rapids, United States
- Revised ed.
- black & white illustrations
About Mark Mittelberg
Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author and international speaker. His books include The Unexpected Adventure (with Lee Strobel), The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (With Answers), and Confident Faith. He is also the primary author of the award-winning Becoming a Contagious Christian training course (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels), which has been translated into more than 20 languages and used by more than 1,500,000 people around the world. You can visit Mark's website at: markmittelberg.com Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and is the bestselling author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee has won four Gold Medallions for publishing excellence and coauthored the Christian Book of the Year. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. His story is now featured in the motion picture The Case for Christ. Visit Lee's website at: leestrobel.com Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Leadership Axioms, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, and Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and two grandsons, Henry and Mac.
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Releasing the hidden evangelist in every Christian---Picture all of your church members as evangelists who: Demonstrate a contagious Christian character ... Build spiritually strategic relationships ... Direct conversations toward matters of faith ... Communicate their faith in a style that's personal and natural ... Explain biblical truths in a style that's personal and natural ... Explain biblical truths in everyday language ... Respond to the most common objections to Christianity. Becoming a Contagious Christian is a proven course designed to equip believers for effective evangelism in today's world. It avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians. Instead, it shows ordinary believers how they can share the gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them to be. Each session's exercises, discussions, self-assessments, and video vignettes give step-by-step guidance to help participants become effective communicators for Christ to those around them. Used with nearly 1,000,000 people---Becoming a Contagious Christian is an innovative and unparalleled program for training Christians in relational evangelism. Becoming a Contagious Christian works with any size group, from small groups of 4-9 to Sunday school classes and other large groups of 10 to 150 or more. It can be presented successfully in any of the following formats: ---Three sessions of two hours each---Six sessions of 50 minutes each---One, two, or three-day retreats---Or adapt it to fit the needs of your church! Becoming a Contagious Christian materials include: ---2 DVD Videos---Leader's Guide---Participant's Guide---PowerPoint CD-ROM---copy of Becoming a Contagious Christian book. These components are also available separately. 6 sessions (flexible format); 2 180-minute DVD videos.