Because Young People Don't Need to
Fall Away from Faith

3 Amazing Modules to Help You
Lead Young People to Jesus Christ

Over 60% of young people fall away from the Church. We can do better.

Module I

The Mountains of Ministry

We'll start by diagnosing the problem. We can’t help young people stay connected with the Church if we don’t first understand why they’re falling away (and how ineffective ministry contributes to the problem).

Module II

Making a Ministry Map

We’ll create a ministry map that will help us develop our strategy. We’ll set forth where we are, where ministry needs to go, and the five challenges standing in the way of effective Christian ministry.

Module III

The Effective Ministry Practices

We'll respond to the five ministry challenges with the five practices of effective Christian ministry: transformative ministry for today’s young people living in today’s culture facing today’s challenges. 

About Your Teacher

Steven Christoforou

Steven Christoforou is a youth ministry expert who is passionate about sharing the Gospel in a clear and accessible way that helps people see Christ at work in their lives. He is currently the Director of Operations and Community Engagement of FOCUS North America. 

While the Director of Y2AM, Steve and his colleagues distilled years of ministry experience and research into Effective Christian Ministry.

Steve is a graduate of Yale University, Fordham University School of Law, and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Brave and Bold

Effective Christian Ministry is a brave, bold and honest step in manifesting God’s Kingdom in our youth ministries. Thank you for giving us this amazing gift! It's an absolute treasure! I look forward to putting this roadmap into practice in our Cathedral ministry immediately! 

Scott Davenport

Ministry Volunteer, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Atlanta, GA

Re-Thinking Ministry

Youth Ministry workers in our parish attended a one-day preview of this course in late September and found it to be informative, illuminating, and challenging.  We have had two mini-retreats as a result already and are re-thinking how we engage youth today. 

Father Harry Pappas

Presiding Priest, Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, CT

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Course Package


Here's what you can expect from Effective Christian Ministry:

Thirteen comprehensive lessons to teach you a new way forward for ministry.
Set aside the confusion and establish real clarity in your ministry work.

Take concrete next steps as a faithful and committed ministry worker.

Workbooks and other valuable course downloads and resources.
Exclusive access to our online Facebook group.
Priority access to upcoming seminars and training opportunities.

Free BONUS Module

"Effective Christian Ministry" includes a free bonus module with step-by-step lessons on a variety of ministry skills including:

How to teach young people to be still and pray more intently.
How to help young people become better listeners.
How to write a lesson plan.
How to deal with mental health first aid.
And, based on the suggestions of course students, we'll keep adding new bonus lessons in the months ahead.

Your Questions Answered

Who should take this course?

"Effective Christian Ministry" is for anyone who wants to lead young people to Christ. Whether you're a clergyman or a parent, whether you're a paid youth worker or a ministry volunteer, this course is for you.

To be honest, the material you'll learn in "Effective Christian Ministry" can be applied to ministry for people of all ages.

Should I take this course alone?

Developing a new ministry vision takes courage. And it's easier when you're not alone.

We strongly recommend that you encourage a fellow ministry worker to register for this course and take it along with you. 

In fact, many parishes are taking the program together: parents and ministry workers register individually and complete the lessons on their own; then they gather for a parish team meeting to process what they've learned and apply it to the community. 

Do I need a seminary degree?

No! Most of our Team have been to seminary, and we wish we had access to this course during our studies.

This course is for everyone. Because everyone can lead effective Christian ministry.

What if I don't like the course?

That's ok! If you're not satisfied the course, we'll happily offer you a full refund within 30 days of your registration. 

No questions asked.

If you've taken the online course, check out our new Cohort!

Get the complete online course for only $75 

If you’d like to see the people in your care come to know Jesus as Lord and experience a taste of His Kingdom, then I’m inviting you to join us. Order Effective Christian Ministry and start leading effective Christian ministry today.

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