e2: effective elders is a ministry borne in 2009 in response to the increasing need for equipping elders for leadership in the local congregation. Since that time, e2: effective elders has grown rapidly in its ministry. It started with four books on elder equipping, as well as a DVD curriculum on “What Every Elder Should Know!” which introduces elders to the nine essential skills of leading a congregation. Since 2010 e2: effective elders has spoken at the North American Christian Convention, ReChurch in Indianapolis, and is scheduled to speak at several higher education institutions and other conferences.
Dr. James Estep is Professor of Christian Education at Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, Illinois). He has been in the ministry since 1985, teaching not only in colleges and seminaries, but in congregations around the country and at Haus Edelweiss (Heiligenkreuz, Austria). His passion is equipping individuals for service within the local congregation.
Dr. Gary Johnson has served in the preaching ministry for over thirty years; with the majority as senior minister of Indian Creek Christian Church (Indianapolis, Indiana). He holds a Master of Arts degree in Church history from Lincoln Christian Seminary, Master of Ministry and Divinity degrees from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in practical ministries, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary (Indiana). Gary also teaches as an adjunct professor of the faculties of Cincinnati Christian University and TCM Institute, a seminary serving Eastern Europe. Gary travels overseas for the purpose of teaching pastors and church leaders in cross-cultural settings.
Dr. David Roadcup is the Executive Director of the Center for Church Advancement and a professor at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been in ministry for over 40 years. Besides youth ministries, senior/preaching ministries and college/seminary teaching through the years, Dr. Roadcup has authored numerous articles and three books. ave’s great passion is discipling believers and helping Christians grow to deeper levels in their personal walk with Jesus Christ.