Item description for The Three Habits of Highly Contagious Christians: A Discussion Guide for Small Groups by Garry Poole & Bill Hybels...
Overview A discussion guide for small groups that is based on the first three steps of Willow Creek?s seven-step strategy for turning irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Christ.
Publishers Description Push the pause button on whatever it is your group is doing now and follow this guide---study it, discuss it, digest it, and apply it to your everyday life. ---Bill Hybels A small group discussion guide for equipping Christians to effectively reach seekers by building relationships, sharing a verbal witness, and extending invitations to outreach events This discussion guide for small groups is based on the first three steps of Willow Creek s seven-step strategy for turning irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Christ. Each session begins with a compelling story that sets the stage for group discussion and sparks ideas for putting into practice each of the three habits. Discussion questions walk participants through the emotional, motivational, and intellectual facets of each step and provide an opportunity to wrestle with the challenges and discoveries they make individually and as a group. The Charting Your Journey section helps participants go beyond discussion and move toward personal application. It provides an opportunity, before God and one another, to commit to specific actions that could make all the difference in the lives of seeking friends and family members."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.195 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 031024496X ISBN13 9780310244967 UPC 025986244965
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More About Garry Poole & Bill Hybels
As Willow Creek Community Church's key evangelism leader for over sixteen years, Garry Poole is the innovator of seeker small groups and a strategist of creative outreach initiatives. Passionate about reaching people for Christ, Garry and his team have trained thousands of leaders to launch seeker small groups in their own settings. His award-winning book, Seeker Small Groups, provides a detailed blueprint for facilitating small group discussions that assist spiritual seekers with investigating Christianity. He also wrote The Complete Book of Questions, a collection of 1001 conversation starters and numerous group study guides including The Three Habits of Highly Contagious Christians; The Tough Questions Series, and Experiencing the Passion of Jesus (with Lee Strobel) to accompany Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ. In 2005, it became the first discussion guide ever to receive the prestigious Charles 'Kip' Jordon Christian Book of the Year award. Garry lives in suburban Chi?
Garry Poole currently resides in the state of Illinois.
Spanish Language Biography: Garry Poole es director de evangelismo en Willow Creek Community Church en South Barrington, Illinois y tambien es el autor de Seeker Small Groups, The Complete Book of Questions y The Three Habits of Highly Contagious Christians.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Three Habits Of Highly Contagious Christians?
A Beginner's Guide to Evangelism Feb 29, 2008
If you don't know much about witnessing to others or sharing your faith, then this might be a good starter book. Specifically designed for a small group discussion setting, the book is thin and won't take very long to read; however, this also means it does not have much substance.
Only the first three steps (out of seven) are addressed and thus the book is divided into three sessions. Each step starts with a story (written in the first person) where either a believer successfully executed that step with a nonbeliever or how a nonbeliever was effectively witnessed to. Then, it gives a Bible verse relevant to that step. Later, it asks a series of discussion questions concerning that step. Also included are the author's personal experiences with evangelism and finally concludes with a choice of possible action items of how the reader is going to take that step this week.
The book is practical. For example, the story in step one says that praying for your neighbors on a daily basis changes your view of how God sees them. The book also assumes much. For example, the third step's introductory story assumes you have to have your act "together" as a Christian in order to get your friend to come to an outreach event, seeker small group, or church service with you (which I don't necessarily agree with).
With so many other evangelism books out there, this one is by no means comprehensive, which is why I gave it three stars. However, if you are in a small group with new believers or where no one has ever invited anyone to church, then it can serve as a catalyst for discussion. Given its low cost and compact dimensions, the book might also fit well in a participant's packet at an evangelism conference.