Becoming a Contagious Christian
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Over one million people have experienced the groundbreaking evangelism training course Becoming A Contagious Christian – a proven resource designed to equip believers for relational evangelism. Now revised and updated, it avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians – and to their friends! Instead, it shows ordinary believers how to share the gospel in natural and effective ways while being the person God made them to be.
Picture all of your church members:
The Revised Edition includes the following updates:
Becoming a Contagious Christian works with any size group, from small groups of 4-9 to Sunday school classes and other large groups of 10 to 150 or more. It can be presented successfully in any of the following formats:
Becoming a Contagious Christian – Curriculum Kit:
6 sessions (flexible format):
DVD set includes:
Small groups, Whole church, Beginners, Growing Christians
£5.99 – £23.99
Good production of DVD, contemporary feel. Participant's book is particularly clear and accessible. Typical Zondervan groupware clarity.
Practical DVD guide in box gives good, clear direction for each session.
Flexible delivery options – small group via DVD or seminar format with script and PowerPoint slides. Material to enlarge the course into a ‘churchwide campaign'. Sessions are really easy to follow; timings are given. Helpful considerations are supplied for each stage of the course. Clear and thorough.
Someone with enthusiasm for telling others about Jesus – whether they consider themselves ‘good' at it or not.
Beautifully clear and well laid-out book, with spaces for notes and answers to exercises which are all part of the session.
Teaching seminar videos of the course teaching are interspersed with interview clips of previous participants' stories. Presenters Mark Mittelberg and Lee Strobel are clear and encouraging communicators.
Straight-forward preparation notes in DVD Leader's Guide, including specific preparation and prayer for each session. Preview the DVD sessions. Reading the relevant chapter in the book Becoming a Contagious Christian is recommended.
USA based website of same name, so limited access to e.g. publicity material for non-USA based users. Some ideas, however, and plenty of encouragement.
No. Strongly contemporary (eg street interviews).
Many opportunities for discussion, prayer and sharing together, no matter which format is chosen.
Activities are seen as integral to course teaching. DVD teaching regularly broken up with these exercises. Direct and clear teaching. Seems a well-judged amount of material to cover in the six sessions.
Open and accepting atmosphere. A million people have used this course to date. Despite the seminar-style DVD, the pace is kept up with frequent breaks to respond with exercises. Should suit a wide range of people. No hands-on.
An essentially encouraging resource. Mix of personal and group application in the exercises, prayer and discussion. Further reading resources recommended. Great closing chapter on how to encourage people who do respond and become Christians.
Biblically based teaching throughout, shared with practical application of learning how to talk to people about Jesus.
Examples for how to tell others about Jesus, in your own individual style, are drawn from biblical material.
Focus on building natural and good relationships with others in everyday life.
Starts where most people are at, in assuming that ‘evangelism' is a problem for many. Works from there to encourage participants to be themselves in communicating their faith.
Head-on engagement with the issues that get in the way of talking to others about Jesus. Only major motivation for evangelism is love. Key concepts for evangelism are authenticity, relationships, actions, words, process and partnership. Further reading resources recommended. The course is bound to highlight and resource areas of personal faith which may need attention.
Engaging with this material cannot fail to stretch faith and vision as participants learn both about evangelism and themselves. Essentially practical, accepting and enabling resource. Liberating.
Participants encouraged to be real with others about their own lives, and their own faith.
Drills down to helping people work out how exactly to tell their own story, and in what ways. Seven different models suggested for talking about God's story to others – at the right time. Lots of exercises to work out one's own style for these.
Focus is on personal evangelism and how to love people.
Not a focus.