Raise the evangelistic temperature in your church
Develop a strategy for church-supported personal evangelism
Watch your church become contagious
Building a Contagious Church,
Revolutionizing the Way We View and Do Evangelismby Mark
Mittelberg with contributions by Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Resources/Zondervan
Several years ago Mark Mittelberg co-authored the best-selling video
curriculum Becoming a Contagious Christian. Recognizing that contagious
Christians can be most effective in partnership with a contagious church, this
new resource teaches churches how to develop this synergy. With an emphasis on
strategy and lay training, Mittelberg helps church leaders develop a
comprehensive program for impacting their communities.
Sometimes the tendency for Christians, both as individuals and as churches,
is to become ingrown.
As Christians we gravitate toward other believers for fellowship and
friendship. Church programs, without a specific outreach strategy, also will
grow inward as they focus on encouraging and ministering to their own
This book details a change process that will shift your focus to the
unchurched community and simultaneously encourage and build up church
This process will not be without growing pains. When church as weve always
done it is replaced with seeker-oriented services, many people will be
uncomfortable and even unhappy with the changes. An important part of the
churchs job is to raise the evangelistic temperature and help believers to see
themselves in partnership with the church for the purpose of bringing their
friends and neighbors to Christ.
Many Christians are uneasy with the idea of personal evangelism. We would
rather leave the job to our pastors, great evangelists and others who have the
gift. This book describes six specific evangelistic styles and shows how the
church can support these varying approaches.
When believers see that outreach can be a natural extension of their own
personality, their enthusiasm will be ... contagious.
NOTE: You can learn how to build a contagious church while you are driving
in your car. This exciting book is available on Zondervans Audio Pages, read by
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