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Axiom Audiobook

Axiom

Author: Bill Hybels, Larry Black Narrator: Larry Black, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: July 2008

The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate what philosophies cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, they can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address. In Axiom: The Language of Leadership, author Bill Hybels divulges the God-given convictions that have dictated his leadership strategy for more than three decades as Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Oriented toward four key leadership categories---vision and strategy ('Promote Shameless Profitability,' 'Take a Flyer'), teamwork and communication ('Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn't for Hire,' 'Disagree without Drawing Blood'), activity and assessment ('Develop a Mole System,' 'Sweat the Small Stuff'), and personal integrity ('Admit Mistakes, and Your Stock Goes Up,' 'Fight for Your Family')---Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader's journey, as well as emboldens you to nail down the reasons why you lead like you lead.

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Becoming a Contagious Christian Audiobook

Becoming a Contagious Christian

Author: Bill Hybels, Mark Mittelberg Narrator: Don Reed, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: November 2009

Evangelism doesn't have to be frustrating or intimidating. Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg believe that effectively communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. We just need encouragement and direction. In Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels and Mittelberg articulate the central principles that have helped the believers at Willow Creek Community Church become a church known around the world for its outstanding outreach to unchurched people. Based on the words of Jesus and flowing from the firsthand experiences of the authors, Becoming a Contagious Christian is a groundbreaking, personalized approach to relational evangelism. You will discover your own natural evangelism style, how to develop a contagious Christian character, to build spiritually strategic relationships, to direct conversations toward matters of faith, and to share biblical truths in everyday language. This landmark book presents a blueprint for starting a spiritual epidemic of hope and enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel.

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Becoming a Contagious Christian Audiobook

Becoming a Contagious Christian

Author: Bill Hybels, Mark Mittelberg Narrator: Bill Hybels Release Date: November 2003

Evangelism doesn't have to be frustrating or intimidating. Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg believe that effectively communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. We just need encouragement and direction. In Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels and Mittelberg articulate the central principles that have helped the believers at Willow Creek Community Church become a church known around the world for its outstanding outreach to unchurched people. Based on the words of Jesus and flowing from the firsthand experiences of the authors, Becoming a Contagious Christian is a groundbreaking, personalized approach to relational evangelism. You will discover your own natural evangelism style, how to develop a contagious Christian character, to build spiritually strategic relationships, to direct conversations toward matters of faith, and to share biblical truths in everyday language. This landmark book presents a blueprint for starting a spiritual epidemic of hope and enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel.

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Becoming a Contagious Church Audiobook

Becoming a Contagious Church

Author: Bill Hybels, Mark Mittelberg Narrator: Maurice England Release Date: November 2011

Discover A Proven Approach to Raising Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature Evangelism. It's one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real time, money, and effort into it? Maybe it's because we don't understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Building a Contagious Church will change that. This provocative book dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be, radiant with the color and potential of the body of Christ and pulsing with the power of God. What's more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process for taking your church beyond mere talk to infectious energy, action, and lasting commitment. Think it can't happen? Get ready for the surprise of your life! You and your church are about to become contagious! Most church leaders would agree there's nothing more important than evangelism---after all, eternities hang in the balance! Yet eighty-six percent of pastors admit that their church falls far short when it comes to actually doing something about it. Perhaps your church is like that, but you're unsure of what to do. That's about to change. If you long to infect your church with Great Commission fever, then challenge every member of your leadership team to read this book! Building a Contagious Church will help you customize an evangelistic strategy that really works---not just for a while, but for the long haul. Developed by one of today's foremost leaders, educators, and practitioners of evangelism---the principal author of the highly effective Becoming a Contagious Christian curriculum---this book's revolutionary insights have proved themselves time and again in all kinds of settings. So dare to get excited! This dynamic, highly adaptable approach is created to work not for some other church, but for your church. If you're ready for your leaders, members, and ministries to become fervent about reaching lost people for Christ and effective at doing so, Mark Mittelberg describes in detail how you can tailor-make: A Contagious Plan---Define the what, why, and how of your church's outreach to people in the neighborhoods all around you. A Contagious Change Process---Follow a 6-Stage Process that will help you raise the evangelistic temperature of your church, starting with the hearts of the leaders Contagious Diversity---Learn to maximize outreach to all kinds of non-Christians by developing ministries and events around the six different evangelism styles. Contagious Ministry---Find out how to unleash the kind of genuine, empowered ministry in your church that will impact your community---and your world. 'It doesn't matter whether your church is large or small, old or new, urban or suburban, upscale or downscale, high church or low church,' says Mittelberg. 'Regardless of where you're starting from, I'm confident that in the power of the Holy Spirit, you can take significant steps toward making your ministry more outwardly focused and evangelistically fruitful.' Get ready for a revolution in how your people view and do evangelism. And prepare for the joyous adventure of aligning yourselves with God's agenda of reaching and transforming human hearts. **Please contact member services for additional documents.**

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Building a Contagious Church Audiobook

Building a Contagious Church

Author: Bill Hybels, Mark Mittelberg Narrator: Mark Mittelberg Release Date: November 2003

Discover A Proven Approach to Raising Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature Evangelism. It's one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real time, money, and effort into it? Maybe it's because we don't understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Building a Contagious Church will change that. This provocative book dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be, radiant with the color and potential of the body of Christ and pulsing with the power of God. What's more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process for taking your church beyond mere talk to infectious energy, action, and lasting commitment. Think it can't happen? Get ready for the surprise of your life! You and your church are about to become contagious!

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Courageous Leadership Audiobook

Courageous Leadership

Author: Bill Hybels, Tom Casaletto Narrator: Bill Hybels, Tom Casaletto Release Date: November 2003

Ten days after the attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, I stood at Ground Zero and tried to take in the aftermath of one horrific day. The thoughts of that made me cry out to God, No way! There's just no way evil can be that deep and that dark! But strangely, while the ashes smoldered around me, and the grief of it overwhelmed me, a profound hope rose in my heart--the local church is the hope of the world. There were many people and organizations helping out after the disaster. But a work of a deeper kind was happening behind the scenes in downtown Manhattan. The most important work of all was being done by pastors and church members, volunteers of churches, ordinary Christ followers. They were in the middle of all the misery, addressing the concerns of the soul. It was happening 24 hours a day. That was the untold media story. So many other organizations met the external needs of people, but it was the church that reached out to care for the inner needs of their fellow human beings. The church became the physicians for the souls of people. That experience underscored, yet again, the convictions that have been forming in Bill Hybels for the past 30 years--that the church has an unique mission to fulfill on planet Earth. And that the future of our society depends on whether or not church leaders understand that and focus the vision of local churches accordingly. Where Bill's heart beats the fastest is with leaders in local churches. He believes to the core of his being that local church leaders have the potential to be the most influential force in the world. If they 'get it,' churches will be the redemption centers for change that Jesus imagined them being. So that's Bill's hope--that the spiritual gift of leadership will come alive in churches everywhere and, as a result, the church will become the force in the world against which the gates of hell cannot prevail.

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Holy Discontent Audiobook

Holy Discontent

Author: Bill Hybels, Larry Black Narrator: Larry Black, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: May 2007

What is the one aspect of this broken world that, when you see it, touch it, get near it, you just can't stand? Very likely, that firestorm of frustration reflects your holy discontent, a reality so troubling that you are thrust off the couch and into the game. It's during these defining times when your eyes open to the needs surrounding you and your heart hungers to respond that you hear God say, 'I feel the same way about this problem. Now, let's go solve it together!' Bill Hybels invites you to consider the dramatic impact your life will have when you allow your holy discontent to fuel instead of frustrate you. Using examples from the Bible, his own life, and the experiences of others, Hybels shows how you can find and feed your personal area of holy discontent, fight for it when things get risky, and follow it when it takes a mid-course turn. As you live from the energy of your holy discontent, you'll fulfill your role in setting what is wrong in this world right!

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Just Walk Across the Room Audiobook

Just Walk Across the Room

Author: Bill Hybels, Don Reed Narrator: Don Reed, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: December 2006

What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person's forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a heart that's in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your 'Circle of Comfort' and into another person's life. Just Walk Across the Room brings personal evangelism into the twenty-first century. Building on the solid foundation laid in Becoming a Contagious Christian, Bill Hybels shows how you can participate in the model first set by Jesus, who stepped down from heaven 2,000 years ago to bring hope and redemption to broken people living in a fallen world. Now it's your turn. Your journey may not be as dramatic, but it can have a life-changing impact for someone standing a few steps away from you---and for you as well, as you learn the power of extending care, compassion, and inclusiveness under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The highest value in personal evangelism is cooperating with the Spirit, says Hybels. This means playing only the role you're meant to play---walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when he says to talk, and falling silent when he suggests that you've said enough. Hybels encourages you to 'live in 3D' ... ---Developing friendships ---Discovering stories ---Discerning appropriate next steps ... as a means of learning to understand the Holy Spirit's promptings. With fresh perspectives from his own reflections and experiences collected during his most recent decade of ministry, Bill Hybels shows with convincing and inspiring clarity the power of this personal, richly relational approach to evangelism. The stakes are high. The implications are eternal. And you may be only a conversation away from having an eternal impact on someone's life---if you will just walk across the room.

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La apacible y poderosa voz de Dios Audiobook

La apacible y poderosa voz de Dios

Author: Bill Hybels, Tony Santiago Narrator: Bill Hybels, Tony Santiago Release Date: January 2011

In the tenth chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus proclaims that His sheep know His voice and He heeds them. What does this interactivity between the human and the divine sound like? Bestselling author and Pastor Bill Hybels shares many personal examples of hearing God 'whisper' -- through his second grade teacher and at summer camp when he was 17 years old -- through adulthood when he turned from following his father's footsteps and instead followed the Father's footsteps. In the early ministry years in a movie theatre to the existing campus in Barrington, Hybels shares that whispers matter -- especially God whispers. Hybels shares the importance in recognizing those God whispers, and how to discern whether or not it is God who is speaking to our inner hearts. Hybels challenges readers to be attentive in this process and to walk in obedience, knowing without a doubt that God's whispers are always worth listening to.

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Lead Like Jesus Audiobook

Lead Like Jesus

Author: Bill Hybels, Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren Narrator: Bill Hybels, Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren Release Date: June 2004

Jesus is simply the greatest leadership model of all time, and He asks us to make a difference in the world we live in by being effective servant leaders. Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren and Bill Hybels join forces to offer a clear, insightful look at Jesus, the servant leader. Lead Like Jesus is a new concept to help people take God out of the spiritual compartment of their private spiritual life and give Him free reign in all their daily actions and relationships, especially their leadership roles. Jesus set the basic foundation for the leadership journey throughout his ministry. During His time on earth, Jesus poured His life into the training of His disciples in the first three leadership arenas, and during that process, He equipped them to follow His leadership philosophy after He was gone as they moved to the organizational level and attempted to establish the church.

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Leadership by the Book Audiobook

Leadership by the Book

Author: Bill Hybels, Kenneth Blanchard, Phil Hodges Narrator: Sam Freed Release Date: July 2000

Best-selling authors Kenneth Blanchard, Bill Hybels, and Phil Hodges offer a unique, compelling, and paradigm-shifting model that effectively interweaves successful leadership methods with character development principles based on the teachings of history’s most influential leader, Jesus Christ. Told in the parable format of The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, Leadership by the Book offers unexpected and exceptional answers to crucial leadership issues today – helping leaders in all walks of life to fulfill their calling and help others do the same. Is there any common ground between leadership success strategies on one hand, and the Biblical principles regarding character on the other? Yes! And this new book – from three of America’s most successful and compassionate leaders – clearly and creatively explains the answer. With unique value for leaders of all kinds, Leadership by the Book interweaves character development principles with successful leadership methods – using the example and words of Jesus as the catalyst and framework for it all. The framework for the sound and practical teachings of this unique and powerful book is a story about three acquaintances who each have something vital to learn. One is a businessman who, after years of fabulous success, finally comes face to face with the emptiness in his soul. His struggle becomes critical when a heart attack leaves him hovering near death. This crisis brings together two figures from his past – a teacher of leadership strategies, and a successful pastor. Their renewed interaction leads them all to deeper discoveries of the value of biblical leadership principles. In Leadership by the Book readers – particularly company presidents, corporate leaders, middle managers, department heads, parents, coaches, community leaders, pastors, lay leaders, and others – will learn the very practical side of Christ’s teachings on leadership. And they’ll learn that truly effective leadership cannot be divorced from the character issues that Jesus taught.

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Life Changing Tools for Christians Audiobook

Life Changing Tools for Christians

About The Living Faith Series: Meet the challenges of modern living and integrate the teachings of Christ with your everyday life! Being an effective Christian is tough in a world that is increasingly at odds with what you believe. But living at odds with the world is not what Jesus would do. He would meet the people around Him at their point of need and minister to them in a loving and sincere way. He calls you to live this way too. But how are you to do this? And how do you communicate the truth about Jesus in a way that everybody can understand? The Living Faith Series is designed to help you do just that. You'll hear messages from some of the best-known Bible teachers like: -Bill Hybels on the mystery of unanswered prayers. -Luis Palau on going to the ends of the earth. Haddon Robinson on the surety of God's goodness. And many others! By working through the included Life Application Guide, you'll get down to the nuts and bolts of applying their teachings to your every day living. In addition, Dick Staub will give you tools to turn your new understanding into action by showing you how to connect with the culture around you. When Jesus walked the earth, He didn't always wait for people to come to Him. He rolled up His sleeves and went out to them. The Living Faith Series will help you to grow into His likeness.

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