And theres no better time than now. After age nineteen, the chance of your friends coming to Christ drops to 6 percent. Thats 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 youre like many Christians, you really want to share your faith, but you dont know how. Just the thought might seem scary.
You dont have to act weird or become someone youre not. Whats so cool is that God wants to use you the way you areyour interests, your personality, your strengths, and even some of your weaknesses. Youll 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 wont just get to know your group members better, youll get to know yourself better, too. Youll find out which of the six evangelism styles fits you. Youll learn how to share your faith in a natural, authentic way with other students who need Gods love and truth. And youll discover the unbeatable joy of seeing people you care about become real followers of Christ! Its designed to be most effective when used in conjunction with the Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition Leaders 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.
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.
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.
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.