Becoming a Contagious Christian This Willow Creek Resources evangelism course for churches and groups of all sizes is designed to equip believers for effective evangelism by showing them how they can share the Gospel in a natural an

  • Title: Becoming a Contagious Christian
  • Author: Bill Hybels Mark Mittelberg
  • ISBN: 9780310210085
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Willow Creek Resources evangelism course for churches and groups of all sizes is designed to equip believers for effective evangelism by showing them how they can share the Gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them to be.

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    About "Bill Hybels Mark Mittelberg"

    1. Bill Hybels Mark Mittelberg

      Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, a non denominational church with eight regional locations in the Chicago area He is the bestselling author of than twenty books, including Simplify, Axiom, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, Courageous Leadership, Too Busy Not to Pray, and Becoming a Contagious Christian Hybels launched Willow Creek Community Church in 1975 with his wife, Lynne Berry , and a group of friends who gathered in rented space in a movie theater with a vision of helping people from any faith background or no faith at all become fully devoted followers of Jesus Utilizing contemporary music, the arts, relevant teaching from the Bible, and a small groups community focus that has revolutionized how people experience community in the local church, Willow Creek has grown to than 25,000 attendees, one of the largest churches in North America and one of the most influential In 1992, Hybels launched Willow Creek Association, a not for profit organization that equips, inspires, and empowers leaders around the world In 1995, he convened WCA s first Global Leadership Summit, an annual two day event featuring top leaders from all perspectives and areas of expertise both faith based and secular past speakers include Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Bono, Melinda Gates, Andy Stanley, Jim Collins, Ed Catmull, Tyler Perry, Sheryl Sandberg, Nicholas Kristof, David Gergen, and Bren Brown Telecast live from Willow Creek s 7,000 seat South Barrington auditorium each August, than 400,000 pastors and community leaders attend the Summit at hundreds of locations across North America, and around the world at 675 sites in 130 countries and 60 different languages making it the largest event of its kind on the planet Everyone wins when a leader gets better, Hybels says Hybels holds a bachelor s degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College now Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois He and his wife, Lynne, have two grown children and two grandsons.

    388 thoughts on “Becoming a Contagious Christian”

    1. A basic introduction to evangelism. A quick read and filled with personal illustrations. Not the final word on the subject but excellent primer on evangelism.

    2. I've attended the Global Leadership Summit for the past few years and always walked away from Bill Hybels talks ready to do something crazy with my life. General George Patton once said, "My theory is that a commander does what is necessary to accomplish his mission and that nearly 80 percent of his mission is to arouse morale in his men." I think by General Pattons standards and in my own small mind Bill Hybels is an excellent commander.That being said, this book is jam packed with theoretical [...]

    3. Lot of food for thought and many challenges that will encourage you that you can be yourself and still reach out to others in the name of Jesus.

    4. I was shocked to learn that I was already heading in the right direction while reading this book! My main problem is with talking to people about Christ but I feel a little more confident. It's all about being yourself when you minister to someone and I found it very refreshing that Bill Hybels came out and gave the reader permission to be himself/herself. I definitely think this book helped me understand better what it takes to be a true Christian.

    5. It was a good book but just did not really keep me hooked throughout it. Some parts were really well done and others just made me struggle reading it.

    6. this is a good book and I will use this book as reference to educate my team to love others and share Jesus with others.

    7. Hybels has written a book to encourage Christians to become effective witnesses for Christ. He begins his book by stating the reason for evangelism, namely that people matter to God and there are great rewards for becoming a “contagious Christian.” In the rest of his book he goes on to explain how a person can become a better evangelizer by using this formula: High Potency + Close Proximity + Clear Communication = Maximum Impact. This book is aimed for new Christians or older Christians that [...]

    8. Hybels likes to speak in business terms, so he breaks down sharing your faith with others to an equasion: HP+CP+CC=MI or High Potency + Close Proximiity + Clear Communication = Maximum Impact. It's fairly simple and I tend to agree with his main ideas. If you want to share your faith with others, it makes sense that you would need to be in tune with God yourself (high potentcy). It also makes sense that you would need to be intentional about building genuine relationships with non-Christians (cl [...]

    9. Mittleberg, Strobel and Hybels are really good guys. They are kind and they are well-intentioned. But that said, I find some of the aspects of the evangelism taught here a little creepy. I'm pretty sure if we knew our Hindu friend had a piece of paper with our name on it and all the possible conversation topics he could use with us, specifically, to preach his Hinduism and the different books he could recommend to us, etc etc. we might be a little freaked out (and we get mad when Scientologists [...]

    10. Hmmm My feelings are mixed about this book. In terms of readability, its certainly not a difficult read, and Hybels does a good job of summarizing the key issues pertaining to the whole area of Evangelism. In particular, I liked his emphasis on being an Authentic Christian, and also his reminders scattered throughout the book to be seeker-sensitive. I guess my main dislikes about the book is how it came across to me as seemingly too pat I'm sure that Hybels and the many people he mentioned have [...]

    11. Probably where a lot of the personal evangelism ideas of the last 20 years started; I thought this was a helpful book, providing some good insights into just living an "effective" Christian life so as to make the most of opportunities to share the gospel. That being said, I think later additions to the personal evangelism library have been more helpful - because; and here is the weakness in this book, the use of the Bible is better in other books. I was left a little uninspired by how Hybels use [...]

    12. I almost gave this a five. It has some excellent chapters but not every chapter is a must read. I was skeptical at first, but Hybels has some very practical, this is how you do evangelism, tips and motivations. His emphasis on being authentic (how can you commend what you don't cherish?) and being in close proximity to people is good stuff. His final chapter on putting it in action and summing everything up is excellent as well. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about [...]

    13. Hybels provides some helpful tips and methods for starting spiritual conversations and living in a way that can have maximum impact on unbelievers. His formula for this is helpful. I certainly did not agree with all of Hybels methods or some of his use of Scripture, but Contagious Christian can be helpful in a lot of ways. Hybels is most helpful by saying there is no one way to do evangelism. He avoids the pitfall of a lot of evangelism books which usually try to force everyone into one mold, on [...]

    14. I'll be honest that I didn't finish the book. I read about half way through and was too bored to finish. Hybels speaks in business terms to relate evangelism to people in an easy equation. The book certainly motivates and uses many Bible passages to back up why spreading the good news of Christ in every day activities is easy. However, the book was a dry read and I personally just couldn't relate to the business comparisons in each chapter. I would recommend the book to someone who needs motivat [...]

    15. A fine book that emphasizes evangelism as a calling for all disciples of Christ, without pretending there is only one style or approach appropriate to all situations. Hybels and Mittelberg see establishing and nurturing relationships as central to advancing the kingdom of God. Along these lines, they offer practical advice on how to infuse our relationships with the gospel message. In its simple and direct presentation, the book is theologically sloppy in places at times minimizing the work of [...]

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    17. Employing this level of calculation and deliberateness when engaging others seems a little creepy. That said, I've known people with a gift for approaching people with these kinds of methods and for some reason they do not come off as insincere. I took some good things from this book, and I hope those who come to know me benefit from that."Such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine

    18. A must-read for all Christians, in my opinion. It offers clear, easy-to-read, practical, heavenly-minded yet down-to-earth advice on how to be believers in Jesus who make Him look good by being attractively authentic, compassionate, and willing to invest their lives in others - the way we are meant to be.

    19. Its been several years since I read this but it is a wonderful book, I love how it emphasizes building relationships with non-Christians, sharing your life with them, and not just looking at them as a project, unlike so many things you hear about how important it is to just share the Gospel with people as quickly as possible.

    20. Very good book. I am pretty sure one of my pastors did a message series on this, so I got more insight on it from the sermons, but this was really wonderfully written. Not only does it give you a bit by bit understanding biblically of how you can be a contagious Christian, but you get some examples of stories and advice on what you can say or do to improve yourself as a witness for others.

    21. Very helpful to anyone frustrated by a sense of not being able to follow someone's evangelism program. So many evangelism plans are a one-size fits all. Hybels acknowledges we're not all alike in terms of personality, gifting, etc. He offers suggestions as to things that are evangelism that we don't even think of being just that.

    22. Instructive and helpful"Becoming a Contagious Christian" offers practical tips grounded in biblical principles to every Christian who is thinking about how to reach out effectively. Even if you have been talking to others actively about Christ, the book would no doubt be a good toolkit to supplement your efforts.

    23. This book definitely challenges the reader to follow Jesus' great commission and "go and make disciples of all the nations". It will definitely be a book that I re-read. The book takes you through how to become a contagious christian by encouraging you to use your natural personality to reach people and offers suggestions on how to do it.

    24. Refreshing and Exciting Presentation on Friendship EvangelismBill Hybels' Contagious Christian makes evangelism fun again. Hybels' book imparts an excitement that makes a believer want to share their faith. The DVD study works well in small groups and helps sharpen everyone's desire to communicate Christ.

    25. It's good, nothing groundbreaking or world changing. Ironically, or perhaps unfortunately, I thought the best part of the book was the first third, before he actually gets into the actual subject matter that makes up most of the book. If you pick it up, you won't regret it (though there will be parts you just skim over), but I wouldn't expect it to blow you away.

    26. I liked it. It challenged me and is motivating me to go out on a limb and talk more. This was good for me to use as a reference in training and coaching others in our LifeGroup ministry to be more contagious.

    27. Wow! Such a powerful and exciting book! I would highly recommend this to every Christian and I know and even the ones I don't. Hybels and Mittelberg do a fantastic job of showing individuals how to become contagious Christians.

    28. A fantastic book for any serious christian. Mathew 28:19-20 "Go and make disciples of all nations" It is life changing and gives great strategies for reaching out and making spiritual conversations.

    29. An excellent jumping off point for Christians who have never led another to faith in Christ (approx. 98% of all believers).I taught a class on this for our church. Study guide is also very helpful.

    30. We're studying this book for our Connect Group at our church. It's interesting and so far it's helped me to recognize my own style of evangelism and practical ways of witnessing to people according to that style.

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