Becoming a Contagious Church
This is a vision for turning every church new or old into a contagious church that is a powerful magnet for attracting and influencing unchurched people. Description: Discover a Proven Approach to Raising Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature. Evangelism....
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This is a vision for turning every church new or old into a contagious church that is a powerful magnet for attracting and influencing unchurched people.
Discover a Proven Approach to Raising Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature. Evangelism. It's one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real time, money, and effort into it? Maybe it's because we don't understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Building a Contagious Church will change that.
This provocative book dispels out dated pre-conceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be, radiant with the color and potential of the body of Christ and pulsing with the power of God. What's more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process for taking your church beyond mere talk to infectious energy, action, and lasting commitment. Think it can't happen? Get ready for the surprise of your life! You and your church are about to become contagious!
Most church leaders would agree there's nothing more important than evangelism after all, eternities hang in the balance! Yet eighty-six percent of pastors admit that their church falls far short when it comes to actually doing something about it. Perhaps your church is like that, but you're unsure of what to do.
That's about to change. If you long to infect your church with Great Commission fever, then challenge every member of your leadership team to read this book! Building a Contagious Church will help you customize an evangelistic strategy that really worksnot just for a while, but for the long haul.
Developed by one of today's foremost leaders, educators, and practitioners of evangelismthe principal author of the highly effective Becoming a Contagious Christian curriculum this book's revolutionary insights have proved themselves time and again in all kinds of settings. So dare to get excited! This dynamic, highly adaptable approach is created to work not for some other church, but for your church.
If you're ready for your leaders, members, and ministries to become fervent about reaching lost people for Christ and effective at doing so, Mark Mittelberg describes in detail how you can tailor-make: A Contagious Plan, define the what, why, and how of your church's outreach to people in the neighborhoods all around you. A Contagious Change Process: Follow a 6-Stage Process that will help you raise the evangelistic temperature of your church, starting with the hearts of the leaders Contagious Diversity Learn to maximize outreach to all kinds of non-Christians by developing ministries and events around the six different evangelism styles. Contagious Ministry Find out how to unleash the kind of genuine, empowered ministry in your church that will impact your community and your world.
"It doesn't matter whether your church is large or small, old or new, urban or suburban, upscale or downscale, high church or low church," says Mittelberg. "Regardless of where you're starting from, I'm confident that in the power of the Holy Spirit, you can take significant steps toward making your ministry more outwardly focused and evangelistically fruitful." Get ready for a revolution in how your people view and do evangelism. And prepare for the joyous adventure of aligning yourselves with God's agenda of reaching and transforming human hearts.
Discover a Proven Approach to Raising Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature Evangelism. It's one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real effort into it? Maybe it's because we don't understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Becoming a Contagious Church will change that. Revised and updated, this streamlined edition dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be. What's more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process and includes a brand-new 6-Stage Process assessment tool for taking your church beyond mere talk to infections energy, action, and lasting commitment. 'This book is not optional! It's required reading for all who are serious about reaching their communities for Christ. Ignoring this book would be pastoral malpractice!' Lee Strobel, author of The Case for the Real Jesus 'You can't read this book without having your heart stirred to share the gospel. It's contagious!' Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life 'Entire leadership teams and outreach committees should read and discuss this powerful book---and then put its principles into action.' John Maxwell, author of Developing Leaders Around You 'I can't emphasize how important books like this one are for the future of the church. It demythologizes the fear and awkwardness of evangelism into something biblical, tangible, and practical for every person.' Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church 'Becoming a Contagious Church is hands-down the most comprehensive work on church evangelism I've ever read. Its principles can turn inward-looking church attenders into outward-looking church evangelists.' Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv
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