Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Student's Guide
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.
About the Authors
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 bestselling author, international speaker, and executive director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University (StrobelCenter.com).
Mark was the primary author of the Becoming a Contagious Christian course, translated into 20 languages and used by nearly two million people, and now the all-new Contagious Faith book and video training course.
Atheist-turned-Christian LEE STROBEL is a former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and a New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies. He was described in the Washington Post as “one of the evangelical community’s most popular apologists.” He currently leads the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. Lee and his wife, Leslie, have been married for nearly fifty years. Visit him 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.