About Our Ministry
E-Church Essentials, LLC is the parent ministry of AssessME.org. We are both a business and a ministry. in 2002, God called us to help churches make disciples of Jesus Christ, and then to assess, equip and mobilize those disciples into effective ministry service.
“In 2002, God called us to help churches make disciples, then to assess, equip and mobilize them into effective ministry service”.
We began developing our assessment tools in the year 2000. In 2003, we launched E-Church Essentials, LLC along with our E-Church Network, the world’s first multi-module eChurch platform. Of all the modules offered by the E-Church Network, our assessment module was by far the most popular. So, in 2005, we launched our assessment module as a stand-alone program called AssessME.org. Then, in 2015, with the advent of html5 and CSS3 internet technologies, the time had come to rebuild our E-Church Network. As we considered the enormous cost of rebuilding the E-Church Network, we also faced the truth that AssessME.org’s growth was quickly outpacing that of the E-Church Network. So, in 2015, we decided to close the E-Church Network and put all our resources behind AssessME.org. We now serve many thousands of churches in 36 countries.
How We Implement Our Mission:
- We equip churches to make-disciples by means of our NextSteps Disciple-Making Program.
- We help churches mobilize volunteers into effective ministry service through a series of assessments offered within our Volunteer Mobilization Program.
We provide churches with both the disciple-making systems and volunteer mobilization processes that they often lack. Our programs include the following five essential assessments:
Meet Our Assessment Designer and Owner of AssessME.org
David’s Mission is to Help Church Leaders Make and Mobilize More Disciples of Jesus Christ.
David A. Posthuma
David A Posthuma is the author and designer of AssessME.org and its assessments. Additionally, David has authored the Pastoral Resource books entitled: “Made for a Mission” and “eShift”. David has also written dozens of published ministry resource magazine articles. David excels at systems design, new ministry development, team building, and church consultation.
He graduated from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI with a B.A. in Education & Religion; Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL with an M.Div.; and earned post-graduate Clinical Certifications from Mac Neal Hospital, Chicago.
David has planted two churches, revitalized a dying Chicago church and a declining church in Michigan. David also launched a mega-church College and Career ministry and managed a church merger. He serves regularly as a speaker, conducting leadership workshops, and as a church consultant.