Just Lead! – Conference for Church Elders & Staff

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

In the Chapel at Cincinnati Christian University
8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

Cost (includes lunch) - $45 per person
($34  for members of Partner Churches)
($10 for CCU employees)
($10 for any student currently enrolled in any school)
Fee prices good until March 9. Add $10 after that date – including walk-in registrations.



Speaking Team - 

Dr. James Estep
Professor of Christian Education,
Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL

Dr. Gary Johnson
Senior Minister
Indian Creek Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. David Roadcup,
Executive Director of the Center for Church Advancement
CCU, Cincinnati, OH

Register: online  (COMING SOON!)
or mail-in with payment by check

Our Purpose:  Our day together will consist of worship, key messages presented in main sessions, questions answered, a workshop slot, conversation together, and our closing commissioning service.  Throughout the day, we plan to encourage, teach, motivate, and support church staff members and elders in congregations wanting to make a difference for Christ in our culture.


8:30am – Registration and light refreshments in the Chapel Lobby

9:00am – Session 1: Leading through Confusion – Dr. Gary Johnson
(This session explores the ignorance of current culture, apathy, complacency, etc. on the part of elders/church members.  The problems addressed in this session will be further developed in the next session.)

10:00am – Break

10:15am – Session 2: Leading through Conformity Dr. James Estep
(This session explains the problem of using old methods and non-biblical models for leading the church, as well as having a lack of self-leadership, etc. Elders who follow old models, etc., will create an environment filled with conflict, which is addressed in the next session.)

11:15am – Refreshment Break

11:30am – Session 3: Leading through Conflict – Dr. David Roadcup
(This session identifies the causes and cures for conflict among the elders, with the staff and within the congregation.)

12:30pm – Lunch provided

1:15pm – Roundtable Discussion – (Elders & staff members will gather together around tables to discuss key elder issues and effective elder ministry)

2:15pm – Refreshment Break

2:30pm – Workshops by e2 team
Gary Johnson: Strategic Planning Using Mission, Vision, & Values
Jim Estep: Developing Contemporary Leadership Models
David Roadcup: Analyzing and Resolving Conflict in the Church

3:30pm – Break

3:45pm – Next Steps – A Closing Main Session –Being Sent (This brief session focuses on the mandate to lead a prevailing church that advances the kingdom of Jesus and is a veritable threat to the kingdom of darkness.)

4:45pm – Closing Prayer