The Divine December Challenge (“DDC”)

The Divine December Challenge (“DDC”).   I ask all of you, my friends, and everyone who is your friend, to take my “Divine December” challenge. For the 31 days of December, let’s make all of our social media messages, emails, texts, forwards and spoken comments positive, uplifting and encouraging, as if directed to a Divine audience. … [Read more…]

Discovering and Living Your Calling in a Secular America and Some Possible Futures for Orthodox Christianity in the U.S.

How can you more fully discover and live what your Creator has called you to do with your life? In today’s secular America, with a growing divide between Church and State, how can an Orthodox Christian stay true to their faith? What are some possible futures for our Orthodox church in the U.S.? Please mark … [Read more…]

Igniting The Flame Of A Culture Of True Stewardship

How does a Parish transform the giving of its faithful and create a Culture of True Stewardship? After 11 years of extensive research of best practices, and in person programs and hands on implementation with hundreds of Parishes, as it turns out there are 15 critical steps.  What follows is the most current Igniting The … [Read more…]

The Future of Our Christian Youth and Emerging Adults

What are you doing to help youth and emerging adults have a “good account before the awesome judgement seat of Christ?” The task to nurture the souls of the young people entrusted to us is among the most awesome and sacred responsibilities adults have.  So how are we doing with this critical task, and what … [Read more…]

Where has your youth gone?

Why are youth and emerging adults leaving, and/or becoming disengaged from, traditional Christian churches at a record pace? As it turns out, there are 7 key findings of what is happening from the most comprehensive empirical studies and analysis undertaken in the U.S. And the better news is that there are solutions to substantially improve … [Read more…]

Transforming Our Parishes and Metropolis

Where can you go to hear about 34 transformational strategic goals and programs, 28 of which can substantially improve church parishes and their ministries and parishioners? If you are anywhere near  Jacksonville, Orlando, Boca Raton, Clearwater, Mobile, Birmingham, Atlanta, Greenville, Greensboro, Charlotte and Florence, read the following post and come join us as we change … [Read more…]

How To Have A More Effective Church – North Ohio Program

How does a church reverse the challenging trends of growing disengagement, apathy and lack of ministry and financial support? With 47% of Orthodox Christian adults leaving the church of their youth, and their children leaving the church at more than twice the rate of their parents, the status quo leads to an unacceptable conclusion. After … [Read more…]