Becoming a Contagious Christian

Becoming a contagious ChristianThis 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. It was written by Bill Hybels, Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg.

Becoming a Contagious Christian can be used in large or small groups, in weekly seminar or retreat environments.

Styles of Learning
Seminar, small group discussion, Visual drama.

Number of sessions
Eight sessions can be held over eight weeks (50 minute sessions), over four weeks (2-hour sessions) or over a Friday night/Saturday retreat.

  1. Why become a Contagious Christian?
  2. Being Yourself
  3. Building Relationships
  4. What’s Your Story?
  5. What’s His Story?
  6. Crossing the line
  7. Putting it together
  8. Objection!

Length of sessions
50 minutes

Course participants learn how to:

  • Develop a relaxed natural approach to sharing faith
  • Build relationships
  • Tell their own stories
  • Talk about the story of Jesus
  • Help people take steps of faith
  • Deal with objections to faith

Theological Perspective

Age Group
Teenager to Aged

Where to purchase
Koorong, Word, Willow Creek Association (Willow Creek Association members receive a discount).

Leader’s Kit (Video, OHP Masters, Leader’s Manual, Participant’s Manual) $120
Drama Vignettes Video $38
Paperback by Bill Hybels $15
Leader’s Manual $46
Participant’s Guide $15
Overhead Masters $30

Specific leadership requirements

Country of origin
United States

Available in languages other than English
Spanish (manuals only)

Resources provided
1 drama vignettes video, 1 60-minute video, 1 leader’s guide, 1 participant’s guide, and overhead masters.

Technology needed
Video Player & Television or Data Projector if using video.
Overhead Projector

Web site

Regional Advisors
Willow Creek Association

Uniting Church Congregations using Becoming a Contagious Christian
Pine Rivers
Chapel Hill
Pine Mountain

3 thoughts on “Becoming a Contagious Christian

  1. Graham Beattie

    While I haven’t used “Becoming a Contagious Christian” as an entire course, I have, with Willow Creek’s permission, used the course’s component on evangelism styles. I’ve found that particular resource to be a constructive way to help people appreciate that we all have different approaches to faith sharing and that there’s no one style better than others. Moreover people’s preferred styles reflect their gifts and behavioural approaches. The resource helps people discover whether their preferred approach is invitational, interpersonal, testimonial, serving, intellectual or confrontational. Of course, different styles will be appropriate for different contexts.

  2. Bob Miles

    We used this course at Pine Mountain last year. The Outreaching team in particular attended in force. It has heightened awareness that everybody can in some way be a part of sharing the faith.

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