Contagious Christian – Online

contagiousHave you every wondered how to lead someone to Christ in your everyday environments? Contagious Christian will teach you to become excited to see your everyday life as from the eyes of Jesus, and how to become a fisher of men as the Bible would have us be.

About the Author
BOOM is a young urban church looking to build a house of prayer where God’s family and strangers alike come to receive from God–mercy, forgiveness, restoration, and salvation; and where people are reminded that we serve a God who provides, heals, and helps us with the battles of life.
  • Angela Campolongo

    Hi guys I hope you are ready to answer the questions? I’m looking forward to reading what you are getting out of the book. I know many of you are still trying to catch up and I’ll try to work with you as best I can. However I’m excited about you all taking the step to read and engulf this book so you can become a Contagious Christian wherever you go.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 1:
    1. What is the author’s main focus on this chapter? Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • Leinad Colon

      The main focus of this chapter is to show that we are precious in their own way. We all have value as individuals and must never judge people. Jesus never judged but embraced everyone.

      • Angela Campolongo

        God looks on the inside of man so we must do like Christ did which is to the embrace everyone with love. However I will say that we are to sharpen one and other in love…for iron sharpens iron. So you can look at a person and see whether that person is bearing fruit or not. But yes everyone is precious to God.

    • Antonio Miguel Santos

      People should matter to us.

      • Angela Campolongo

        If they matter to God then they should matter to us.

    • April Jensen

      The authors main focus is letting the readers know and come to grips with knowing that there is absolutely NO ONE in this world dispensable to God.

      • Angela Campolongo

        Amen love…God wants everyone of his children with him. He died for all of us.

    • jean Francois

      The authors main focus was personify gods love by showing us that god has a plan and a use for everyone no matter there background or past deeds

      • Angela Campolongo

        Amen

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 1:
    2. What truth or truths from this chapter impacted you the most? Explain why. Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • Leinad Colon

      The realization of knowing God cares even for those people that others dislike and places us in a moment of awkwardness only to be called to do His work and fulfill God’s purpose. This to me is a truth that is hard for some of us to accept because there are bitter people that are hard to give God’s love to. We must break those barriers and express God’s love on them regardless.

      • Angela Campolongo

        Every one has walls but I have learned if you love with a genuine consistency you can break those walls down. All people want to feel loved but many have been hurt so they put up walls. Look at God in how he was persistent with running after you and me and was patient with our process and loved us anyways. We are to be image bearers of Christ showing the same love he displayed to us that made us come to repentance and want to change.

    • Antonio Miguel Santos

      The business aka the church…must pull their attention off of themselves and refocus their energies on their only reason for existence… to serve their customers.

      This is my dream! To see our focus shift to those outside the he walls so we properly know how to build those inside the walls.

      • Angela Campolongo

        Amen and you brother are doing that and daily growing on how to reach people outside the walls. Keep it up I learn so much from you.

    • April Jensen

      What impacted me the most was coming to terms with the fact that EVERYONE is valuable to God. Even the ones that despise him. That even though I feel some people have no use for God, I must remember that I was in their shoes at one point. It is a definite eye opener to know that even people I judge as “worse sinners than me” (because I am, of course, holier than thou- *insert sarcasm and eye roll*) that they still matter to God. I understand why the author states, “when this fact grips you to the core of your being, you’ll never be the same.” because it is absolutely true and mind altering.

      • Angela Campolongo

        I love your transparency. Yes that definitely changed my view of how I look at people and to remember where God took me from and how patient he was with me through my Luke warm seasons and whole process and I’m still a work in process.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter1:
    3. Was there anything that you did not understand or you disagreed with? If so,

    a. Explain why-

    b. What is the best way (resources) possible to find an answer or solution to this?

    c. Who can you contact or ask for assistance in this area?

    Please answer in a sentence or 2

    • Leinad Colon

      No I completely agreed with what was written in this chapter!

    • Antonio Miguel Santos

      No disagreements.

    • April Jensen

      This question is a tricky one for me to answer. Because I agree with everything he says I just keep going back and forth with the part about Customer Obsession. While I agree that “customers should be put first”, I also find that people know this and like to take advantage of this. I see it all the time working in hospitality. Rules are placed for the safety of staff and customers (or as we call them “guests”) However, when guests want to break the rules they sometimes throw “temper tantrums” to get their way.
      For example: A guest wants to order a medium rare salmon (which is not sushi grade salmon) when told we cannot abide by their wishes because of health reasons, the guest then starts to get loud and upset with management because “customers are always right” Management apologizes and lets them know it is for the safety of the guest, the guest then demands that he/she be rewarded with a gift card or free food for this “inconvenience”.
      So my point in all this is what then? We can only apologize so much for keeping the guest from getting salmonella or any other harmful bacteria that could have made them sick- which who knows what the guest would have done if that were to happen. This is just one of many instances I have seen where the customer throws a fit to get what they want. So what are we to do? I know this is a lot longer than 2 sentences but I witness these things daily and it makes me less and less inclined to cater to people who just want something for free.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 1:
    4. How can you take what you have read and learned in this specific chapter and apply it to your Christian walk so you may bear fruit? (See John Chapter 15 and Galatians 5:22-23 as a reference for “bearing fruit”) Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • Leinad Colon

      We must place Jesus in us and express ourselves as Jesus. We must accept people like Jesus did we must remain in his love so we can better Love Like Jesus and express the love God has expressed towards us. Our Spirits bear fruit and we must show these fruits and give them unto others so as we sow they learn to grow and together we reap.

      • Angela Campolongo

        Amen… that is why we hear people say taste and see that the Lord is good. When we are a reflection of Christ and bear fruit people can taste and see that it is good because they feel, hear, and see Christ in us!! We are his vessels to show Gods tangible love when needed.

    • Antonio Miguel Santos

      Re-evaluate everything in my life and determine what my focus is. Some things must be self focused but for the sake of still being a good witness to those watching. It’s better to error on the side of going and allow God to lead us into a place of rest than to rest all our lives and never reach anyone.

      • Angela Campolongo

        I totally agree we have to trust God and take steps to reach people with boldness. Their are seasons to rest and seasons to go…we have to trust that God will give us the words and strategies on how to reach people he loves.

    • April Jensen

      By reminding myself as well as my peers and coworkers how much God loves and cares for us. Even in the midst of our sins he still holds us valuable.

      • Angela Campolongo

        Amen

  • April Jensen

    Reminding myself and others how much God loves us and cares for us. That even in the midst of our sins he still holds us valuable.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 2:
    1. What is the author’s main focus on this chapter? Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • April Jensen

      The cost of outreach and the rewards it returns.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 2:
    2. What truth or truths from this chapter impacted you the most? Explain why. Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • April Jensen

      The part on page 33 about enduring investments. It definitely put things into perspective for me. A constant reminder that the things of this world won’t last and to realign my heart and mindset to more eternal things.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 2:
    3. Was there anything that you did not understand or you disagreed with? If so,

    a. Explain why-

    b. What is the best way (resources) possible to find an answer or solution to this?

    c. Who can you contact or ask for assistance in this area?

    Please answer in a sentence or 2

    • April Jensen

      At the same time my heart and mind want to disagree with the truth that impacted me most. My carnal mind wants to say it’s OK to obsess over fancy things because doesn’t God want to give us the desires of our heart while we’re here? However, I felt the Holy Spirit telling me that yes, He does want to give me the desires of my heart but don’t make it my sole priority. Keep my mind focused on the things of God first before I write him off because I don’t get what I want. It’s a constant internal warfare going on but when you know the truth you know what’s right! I hope I don’t confuse anyone. My mind can be all over the place which it usually is when reading!

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 2:
    4. How can you take what you have read and learned in this specific chapter and apply it to your Christian walk so you may bear fruit? (See John Chapter 15 and Galatians 5:22-23 as a reference for “bearing fruit”) Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • April Jensen

      This one is a hard one because I am constantly focused on making money to provide for my family. It seems that the harder I work to earn money the harder it is to get (especially being a server) When I need it the most that’s when the inflow seems to slow down. When this happens, I remind myself that God is still in control and is telling me to refocus my mind. I then take time to pray for a realigning of my heart and mind- that it is just money and God controls it. All this helps me when I start to get frustrated. Reading this chapter helps reaffirm just that- God is always in control- to let my burdens become His when I feel frustration creeping in because of lack of finances.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 3:
    1. What is the author’s main focus on this chapter? Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • April Jensen

      In this chapter, the author’s focus is on how to impact our world- meaning those around us. He even goes as far as providing a formula for us to remember HP (high potency) + CP (close proximity) + CC (clear communication)= MI (maximum impact). This is the whole basis of Christianity- to be His witnesses.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 3:
    2. What truth or truths from this chapter impacted you the most? Explain why. Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • April Jensen

      It can be summed up in one sentence: “unless salt gets poured out of the shaker, it remains a mere table ornament.” WHAT!!! You know as Christians we often hear the phrase, “you are the salt of the earth” but most of us don’t realize there is an actual ACTION that needs to take place. God is pouring us out, so lets not be too stubborn that we stay within the shaker. As Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg have so truthfully explained we aren’t as useful if we aren’t impactful. (SN: I wish i could add emoji’s on here! lol)

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 3:
    3. Was there anything that you did not understand or you disagreed with? If so,

    a. Explain why-

    b. What is the best way (resources) possible to find an answer or solution to this?

    c. Who can you contact or ask for assistance in this area?

    Please answer in a sentence or 2

    • April Jensen

      Everything was on point and impacting. No disagreements thus far.

  • Angela Campolongo

    Chapter 3:
    4. How can you take what you have read and learned in this specific chapter and apply it to your Christian walk so you may bear fruit? (See John Chapter 15 and Galatians 5:22-23 as a reference for “bearing fruit”) Please answer in a sentence or two.

    • April Jensen

      I plan on writing down the formula along with Scripture that is referenced (Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:19-20) and keeping it in my server book as a constant reminder that we are to be witnesses in the Earth. Seeing it while I work will help keep my mindset focused on what is really important.