Christ urged his disciples to focus on the unsaved, not keeping the existing disciples happy and content. While those things should come with any successful outreach, modern-day preservation techniques can sometimes crowd out the Great Commission's mandate. The system (from the book by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg) has been completely reenvisioned for young people by Bo Boshers and offers Christians a hands-on way of developing their own style of evangelism. Becoming a Contagious Christian youth edition curriculum works with any size group and can be presented successfully in many formats. This is the participant's guide.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2000 Dimensions: 9.19 X 6.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0310237734 ISBN-13: 9780310237730 UPC: 025986237738 Availability: In Stock
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.
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. SPANISH BIO: Bo Boshers es director ejecutivo del ministerio de estudiantes de Willow Creek Association y autor de varios libros, incluyendo La Fuerza G, Momentos de Vision, Ministerio de Estudiantes para el Siglo XXI y Conviertete en un cristiano contagioso, Edicion para Jovenes.
Mark Mittelberg (MA, Trinity Evangelical Theological School) is an author, speaker, and evangelism strategist. He is coauthor with Bill Hybels of Becoming a Contagious Christian and coauthor with Bill Hybels and Lee Strobel of the Becoming a Contagious Christian curriculum. He previously served as evangelism leader for the Willow Creek Association. SPANISH BIO: Mark Mittelberbg es autor, conferencista y estratega de evangelismo. Es coautor con Bill Hybels de Conviertase en un cristiano contagioso y con Lee Strobel de Aventura Inesperada. Junto a Bill Hybels y Lee Strobel es coautor del programa de estudio Conviertase en un cristiano contagioso. Anteriormente sirvio como lider de evangelismo para Willow Creek Association.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com. SPANISH BIO: Lee Strobel tiene una licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri y una maestria en estudio de leyes de la Universidad Yale. Fue el galardonado editor legal del periodico Chicago Tribune y esceptico espiritual hasta el ano 1981. Es autor de exitos de ventas del New York Times de casi veinte libros y ha sido entrevistado por numerosos programas nacionales de television, incluyendo 20/20 de la cadena ABC, Fox News y CNN. Cuatro de sus libros han ganado el premio Medalla de oro y uno de ellos fue el ganador del premio Libro cristiano del ano 2005 (el cual escribio junto a Garry Poole). Lee sirvio como pastor de ensenanza en las Iglesias Willow Creek y Saddleback. Ademas, contribuye como editor y columnista de la revista 'Outreach'. el y su esposa, Leslie, residen en Colorado. Para mas informacion, visite: www.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. SPANISH BIO: Bill Hybels es el fundador y pastor principal de la Iglesia Comunitaria de Willow Creek en South Barrington, Illinois., y presidente de la junta de la Asociacion Willow Creek. Es autor de mas de veinte libros exitosos, entre los que se encuentran Axioma, Divina Insatisfaccion, Simplemente acercate a ellos, La revolucion de los voluntarios, Liderazgo audaz, y clasicos como Muy ocupados para no orar y Como ser un cristiano contagioso. Bill Hybels es reconocido mundialmente por capacitar a lideres cristianos en cursos de entrenamiento que buscan transformar a los individuos y sus comunidades mediante la iglesia local. Tiene un titulo en Estudios Biblicos y un doctorado honorario de Estudios Teologicos de Trinity College de Deerfield, Illinois. el y su esposa, Lynne, tienen dos hijos adultos y un nieto.