Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Student's Guide

Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Student's Guide

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God wants to use you to make an eternal difference in the lives of your friends.And there’s no better time than now. After age nineteen, the chance of your friends coming to Christ drops to 6 percent. That’s right: 6 percent. That means if anyone is going to help them discover a real relationship with the God who loves them, it will probably need to be you.If you’re like many Christians, you really want to share your faith, but you don’t know how. Just the thought might seem scary.You don’t have to act weird or become someone you’re not. What’s so cool is that God wants to use you the way you are—your interests, your personality, your strengths, and even some of your weaknesses. You’ll be amazed at how these are the very things the Holy Spirit can use to help you confidently relate to your friends and introduce them to Jesus Christ. Forget about long, boring lectures. The exciting sessions in this book are full of lively discussions, role playing, and all kinds of opportunities to interact with your group. You won’t just get to know your group members better, you’ll get to know yourself better, too. You’ll find out which of the six evangelism styles fits you. You’ll learn how to share your faith in a natural, authentic way with other students who need God’s love and truth. And you’ll discover the unbeatable joy of seeing people you care about become real followers of Christ! It’s designed to be most effective when used in conjunction with the Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Leader’s Guide as you use the Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition evangelism course curriculum kit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310237730
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Series: Evangelism Series
Edition description: Youth ed.
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bo Boshers is President of LEAD222, a coaching and mentoring ministry to youth leaders. Bo is recognized as a national leader and influencer of youth ministry around the world. He served as Executive Director of Student Ministries at Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association, which influences over 20,000 churches. He is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and trainer. His passion is coaching and mentoring youth leaders in professional skills and personal character.

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:

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 Christ Devotional, The Case for Christianity Answer book, 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. Visit Lee’s website at:

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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Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Student's Guide

Communicating Your Faith in a Style That Fits You
By Mark Mittelberg Lee Strobel Bill Hybels


Copyright © 2001 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-23773-4

Chapter One

why become a contagious christian?


In Session 1 you will:

Discover the myths about evangelism and evangelists

Learn what relational evangelism really is

Discover what the Bible says about sharing our faith

Begin an Impact List of people you want to share Christ's love with

stereotypes of evangelists

Negative Positive

what is relational evangelism?


2. ________________________

3. ________________________


"How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" (Romans 10:14)

5. ________________________


"A person's coming to Christ is like a chain with many links. There is the first link, middle links, and a last link. There are many influences and conversations that precede a person's decision to convert to Christ. I know the joy of being the first link at times, a middle link usually, and occasionally the last link. God has not called me to only be the last link. He has called me to be faithful and to love all people."


video vignette: lost and found

1. As you watch the video, look for reasons why you would want to become a contagious Christian.

2. List the reasons in the space provided. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________


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Table of Contents

1. Why Become a Contagious Christian?...9
2. Being Yourself....19
3. Building Relationships ....35
4. What’s Your Story? .....45
5. What’s God’s Story? ....59
6. Crossing the Line .....71
7. Putting It Together .....79
8. Objection! .....87
Course Evaluation ....111
Getting into a Spiritual Conversation--- and Keeping It Going ....113
Write Out Your Story...118
Bibliography ....121

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