Institute of Singles Dynamics
Based in Kansas City, the heart of America
Don Davidson, Director
Founded in 1983, the Institute of Singles Dynamics (ISD) is an interdenominational organization dedicated to helping churches nationwide enhance their ministry with single adults. Our experiences range from building dynamic singles ministries at several churches to writing leadership materials for singles pastors and conducting leadership training workshops across the country.The founder and director is Don Davidson. Don holds a B.A. from the University of Tulsa and a M. Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He has been the pastor of several churches in the midwest and highly involved in singles ministry for the past 25 years. Now semi-retired, he makes his home in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.
His book, How to Build an Exciting Singles Ministry, was published in 1993 by Thomas Nelson (Nashville) and was on the 1993 list of Most Recommended Books as compiled by the National Assoc. of Single Adult Leaders. The 204-page book provides nuts & bolts information on how to start and maintain an exciting singles ministry at the local church level. To order a copy, send $15 to Don Davidson, Box 27222, Overland Park, KS 66225.
Don has presented his all-day workshop entitled, How to Build an Exciting Singles Ministry to churches of various denominations across the county. The seminar touches all the bases on how to create an exciting singles ministry. The seminar can be presented to the leaders of a particular local church or to a group of leaders. It can be done as a one-day event or coupled with a weekend singles retreat or conference to provide both, a Friday seminar for leaders and a Friday night/Saturday event for singles.
In addition to writing the above book and a companion booklet, 95 More Activities for Singles Groups, he has written for several of the leadings singles magazines in the USA, including Todays Single, Solo Magazine, Living Solo and Christian Single. And for 15 years he was the editor of the SAMI (Single Adult Ministry Information) newsletter, America's first ecumenical newsletter for singles leaders that had subscribers on three continents. Plus, he has three other books in various stages of completion and consideration by publishers.
Don also created the SinglesMall.com, perhaps the most comprehensive site for singles and leaders on the net. Plus, he has published 11 editions of the Guide to Singles Groups in Kansas City (see above photo). In 1998 he was selected by Living Solo Magazine as one of top 50 singles leaders in the USA.
For further information regarding these publications or to inquire about booking Don to conduct a training workshop in your church or be a keynote speaker for your singles event, please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Most replies are handled within 12 hours.
Don is now retired after seving as a minister for 40 years, over 15 as a pastor to singles. He is currently a wedding officient (averaging about 60 weddings a year). He also continues to offer seminars on several topics and organizes various day trips, overnights and overseas trips. In addition he continues to operate the SinglesMall.com and has a new company that makes and promotes unique holiday flags that make faith statements (www.flagsofthefaith.com). He also co-produces the highly successful Singles Extravaganza each year that averages around 450 to 500 singles at a local DoubleTree Hotel.
Ok, if you must see some mug shots, click here. And for some other publications by Davidson, go to http://www.singlesmall.com/Donsbooks.html
What others have said about Don's presentations:
"It's the best seminar in the country on singles ministry."
"He offered a positive and well-planned presentation."
"By far the most informative and fun one day seminar I've ever attended."
"Easy to understand and had a great sense of humor."
"…an excellent job…beyond the call of duty."