Church Leadership Conference

Just Lead

"Just Lead" is a one-day conference presented by E2 Effective Elders. This event for ministers, church leaders, ministry staff, and volunteers is designed to help strengthen and guide church leaders toward more cohesive and effective church leadership.  

Johnson University Tennessee invites ministry staff and church leaders to be our guests at this one-day Church Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 4, 2017, as we seek to strengthen congregational leaders in their service to the Lord's church.


Dr. James Estep
Professor of Christian Education at Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL

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

Dr. David Roadcup
Professor of Discipleship and Global Outreach Representative with TCM International Institute


8:15 – Registration
9:00 – Introduction (Gary Johnson)
9:15am – Leading Through Confusion (Gary Johnson)
10:00am – Break
10:15am – Leading Through Conformity (Jim Estep)
11:00am – Break
11:15am – Leading Through Conflict (David Roadcup)
12:00pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Elder Round Table Discussions
1:30pm – Break
1:45pm – Workshops

  • Gary Johnson:  Mission, Vision, & Values
  • David Roadcup:  Building an Elder’s Spiritual Life
  • Jim Estep:  Developing Leadership in Your Congregation

3:00pm – Break
3:15pm – Band of Brothers (Gary Johnson)


Several local hotels offer special rates for guests of Johnson University.
Area Accommodations

Registration Is Now OPEN!