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: 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 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: 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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Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Student's GuideCommunicating Your Faith in a Style That Fits You
By Mark Mittelberg Lee Strobel Bill Hybels
ZondervanCopyright © 2001 Zondervan
All right reserved.
Chapter Onewhy 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
what is relational evangelism?
"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)
"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."
7. "PUTTING OTHERS FIRST"
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 ContentsContents
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