Becoming a Contagious Christian (Leader's Guide)
Evangelism does not need to be frustrating or intimidating. Bill Hybels y Mark Mittelberg believe in the effectiveness of communicating our faith in Christ. This should be shown in our daily lifestyle.In "Becoming a Contagious Christian," we will find principles...
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Evangelism does not need to be frustrating or intimidating. Bill Hybels y Mark Mittelberg believe in the effectiveness of communicating our faith in Christ. This should be shown in our daily lifestyle.In "Becoming a Contagious Christian," we will find principles that help the believers of Willow Creek reach those people that don't go to church and are ignorant of everything related to God. Based on the Word of God and on the experience of the authors, this book will give you strategies that will allow you to get closer to your friends as an evangelist and will help you: - Discover a natural style for communicating your faith- Develop a contagious Christian character- Build strategic spiritual relationships- Learn to direct conversations toward subjects of faith- Share Biblical truths in everyday language"Becoming a Contagious Christian" will start a spiritual epidemic with the expectation of changing the way we communicate Jesus' evangelism.
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.
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church.
Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth. An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20 books on personal evangelism, marriage and especially on the subject of Christian leadership, including Just Walk Across the Room, Courageous Leadership and the newly released, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson.
Mark Mittelberg (MA, Trinity Evangelical Theological School) is the primary author of the celebrated Becoming a Contagious Christian training course, the coauthor with Bill Hybels of the bestselling book Becoming a Contagious Christian, the author of Building a Contagious Church, and The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People about Jesus., and contributing editor of The Journey: A Bible for the Spiritually Curious. He has been the evangelism leader for the Willow Creek Association for more than a decade, and speaks on evangelism to leaders all around the world