There's something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it's smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear -- it's Sir Stinks-A-Lot!
"Scout Shinn, Where Are Your Pants?" That's the question my Scoutmaster asked me when I finally showed up shivering around the campfire after my episode out in the woods with some older Scouts who thought it was funny to remove my pants and hang them on the flagpole. When a 9-year old goes away to Scout Camp - in my case Camp Ugwam high in the mountains, he faces more than nausea and teasing in the bus on the ride up, but unexpected adventures of the scary sort of all kinds. Looking back as an adult, it's now hilarious, but it sure wasn't at the time. If you were ever a young Scout you will understand...
Releasing the hidden evangelist in every Christian---Picture all of your church members as evangelists who: Demonstrate a contagious Christian character ... Build spiritually strategic relationships ... Direct conversations toward matters of faith ... Communicate their faith in a style that's personal and natural ... Explain biblical truths in a style that's personal and natural ... Explain biblical truths in everyday language ... Respond to the most common objections to Christianity. Becoming a Contagious Christian is a proven course designed to equip believers for effective evangelism in today's world. It avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians. Instead, it shows ordinary believers how they can share the gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them to be. Each session's exercises, discussions, self-assessments, and video vignettes give step-by-step guidance to help participants become effective communicators for Christ to those around them. Used with nearly 1,000,000 people---Becoming a Contagious Christian is an innovative and unparalleled program for training Christians in relational evangelism. 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: ---Three sessions of two hours each---Six sessions of 50 minutes each---One, two, or three-day retreats---Or adapt it to fit the needs of your church! Becoming a Contagious Christian materials include: ---2 DVD Videos---Leader's Guide---Participant's Guide---PowerPoint CD-ROM---copy of Becoming a Contagious Christian book. These components are also available separately. 6 sessions (flexible format); 2 180-minute DVD videos.
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