Mark Mittelberg is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and a leading strategist in evangelism and apologetics-oriented outreach. He is the primary author (along with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels) of the recently updated Becoming a Contagious Christian Training Course, through which more than a million people around the world have learned to effectively and naturally communicate their faith to others.
Mark’s new book, Choosing Your Faith ... In a World of Spiritual Options, is designed to strengthen the faith of Christians, and to be a resource to give to their friends who need to find faith. Mark also wrote the articles for the accompanying Choosing Your Faith New Testament, and he composed the questions for the Your Faith Path quiz booklet. His other books include Becoming a Contagious Church, which sets forth an innovative blueprint for how churches can become better mobilized for outreach, and the Becoming a Contagious Christian book, which he co-authored with Hybels. In addition, Mark was contributing editor for The Journey: A Bible for the Spiritually Curious, and a contributor to the recently released apologetics text, Reasons for Faith.
Mark was the evangelism director at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago for seven years and for the Willow Creek Association for a decade. He is contributing editor of Outreach magazine; a regular speaker for Church Communication Network (CCN) satellite broadcasts to churches all over North America, and he was an editorial consultant and periodic guest for Strobel’s Faith Under Fire television show. He and Strobel have been ministry partners for twenty years.
After receiving an undergraduate degree in business, Mark earned a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Heidi, and their two teenage children.