From The Book Back
George Hunter, specialist in evangelism and church discipleship, believes we are on the brink of a new surge of faith in organized religion. The Contagious Congregation puts together for the first time the faith and evangelistic methods that have been found most effective for discipleship in a variety of churches today. Drawing upon the church growth model of evangelism pioneered by Donald McGavran, he outlines his aggressive strategy for reaching out to people and claiming them for Christ. There are three basic resources: the actual message, fellowship with others, and service to those in need. Dr. Hunter explains in detail how each of these works, and when and why they do not work. Above all, he says, “We must learn to speak to human beings not so much in their weaknesses as in their strengths.” Now, using Hunter’s time-tested faith and evangelistic methods, each congregation can reach out to the uncommitted and witness to them in proportion to their level of receptivity.
The Contagious Congregation: Frontiers in Evangelism and Church Growth by George G. Hunter. From the 5th printing by Abingdon in 1981. The ISBN is 0-687-09490-9. This paperback book measures about 7-5/8″ x 5-1/4″ and has 160 pages, ending with Notes.
Use the zoom feature to get a better look at the image above. Shows lighter handling/storage on the cover. The spine has some reading lines that did not break the binding. The pages are in very good condition. Name at top of title page and one page with a few ink markings. Smells a bit like a musty basement, but will air out in my clean, smoke-free Christian home — or yours.
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