Practicum Leadership Training

PRACTICUM “D2” TRAINING

MAY 30 - AUGUST 30, 2017


Joseph and Daniel were both men who were taken at an early age to live within pagan cultures. Their character, however, was unstained and unspotted by that culture—both rising to become well respected by the leadership of the world power of their day. In both cases the comment is made that they were men in whom the Spirit of God dwelt.

We are in desperate need, in this hour, to find men and women in whom the Spirit of God is. Men and women of impeccable character who are also filled with content.

Ellerslie's main semester (D1) desires to cultivate an atmosphere where the character of students can develop. Though godly character is not gained in a classroom setting—and only produced through the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives—D1 seeks to teach and set the tone for how the Christian life actually works. In the D1 semester, we give students a "toolbelt" for functional and victorious Christian living; time to grow in, learn, understand, and reckon truth in their lives; and an atmosphere where such godly character can deepen and develop.

Yet many of our students want more. Though they have budding character and have learned the basic content of practical Christianity, they haven't experienced either in full bloom. Such students …

  • want a tighter grip on truth
  • long to study the Bible more deeply
  • want to walk in consistent victory
  • aspire to lead, communicate, and serve with confidence and humility
  • desire to proclaim the Gospel more effectively

While Christian growth can happen anywhere—often times having a longer intentional season to go after Jesus Christ with total focus is helpful. Welcome to Ellerslie's Practicum D2 Training.

BENEFITS

Through the fourteen weeks on campus and the additional six weeks at home in the Practicum D2 Training, you will …

  • 1. Grow in your understanding of God's Word and the study thereof
  • 2. Learn and apply Biblical discernment through real-world hands-on training
  • 3. Deepen in your love, intimacy, and devotion to Jesus Christ as you develop and grow with daily spiritual disciplines
  • 4. Learn the power and importance of prayer through practice and teaching
  • 5. Participate in active evangelism and ministry
  • 6. Discover how to create an environment of humility and servanthood
  • 7. Learn the basics of effective Gospel communication

SCHEDULE

This is a sample daily schedule and is subject to change:

  • 5:30am Corporate or Personal Prayer
  • 6:30am Practicum D2 Classes Begin
  • 8:30am Time for study and/or work
  • 6:30pm Evening Activities (some are optional)

Finding Time For A Job

We encourage D2 students to find a part time job—not only to help cover tuition and living expenses but also as an opportunity for evangelism. If a student works a part time job, they need to schedule their work between 9:00am —7:00pm.

Students are also required to schedule into each weekday (Monday-Saturday) the following:

  • 2 hours of study (this may include homework)
  • 1 hour of prayer, prayerful Bible reading, stillness, singing and other acts of worship

CLASSES

There are two layers of training in the program:

Practical Ministry & Mentoring

Students meet with a Godly older mentor (of the same gender) for bimonthly mentoring, encouragement, and spiritual check-ins. Students also engage in practical ministry training such as:

  • Learning the power and importance of prayer by practice and training
  • Engaging in active evangelism and ministry
  • Learning to always be ready to give an answer of the hope within
  • Learning how to serve and live with humility

Practicum D2 Training Classes

  • Book Study & Survey of the Bible (Part 1)

  • Build a foundational understanding of the Bible—on both a macro (Bible Survey) and micro (Book Study) level—that shows the redeeming work of God, in Christ, in both the Old and New Testaments, with the objective to develop a consistent hermeneutic in accordance with John 5:38-39; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.


  • Discernment

  • Build Biblical discernment in your life with the intent of being able to successfully navigate practical living and ministry in your God ordained cultural context.


  • Practical Discipleship

  • Understand what discipleship is and have a Biblical and strategic plan to disciple younger, weaker, and/or new believers.


  • History of Christian Devotion and Missions

  • Through a historical study of Christian devotion and missions, you will be introduced to different practices of Christian devotion; discern cultural impact, bias, and scriptural reality in these practices; and enjoy greater esteem of knowing God in Christ Jesus.


  • Foundational Hermeneutics

  • You will learn a default hermeneutic of the Bible—which will ground and give you a directive for all issues, theology, doctrine, and further studies in hermeneutics.


  • Kernel Elements

  • Understand, develop, and grow in the kernel elements (spiritual disciplines) such as prayer, Bible reading, Scripture memorization, stillness, private worship, evangelism, purposeful thoughtfulness & servanthood, fasting, book reading, and developing the character of a leader.

Homework
Students will receive homework in the above classes as well as be assigned to read, discern, and review books of strong Christian content.

TUITION DETAILS


ON-CAMPUS

INCLUDES HOUSING & ALL MEALS (EXCEPT WEEKEND DINNERS)

$2425


Discount Plan (Option 1):

Pay $325 non-refundable deposit within 10 days of receiving your letter of acceptance

Pay remaining balance of $1950 in full no later than one week prior to the start of the semester (this discounted price includes a $150 "pay in full" discount)


Flexible Payment Plan (Option 2):

Pay $325 non-refundable deposit within 10 days of receiving your letter of acceptance

Pay remaining balance of $2100 in three equal payments of $700 due on:
June 1, July 1, and August 1
(for May-August Semester)


OFF-CAMPUS

INCLUDES BREAKFAST OR LUNCH (M-F)

$1795


Discount Plan (Option 1):

Pay $250 non-refundable deposit within 10 days of receiving your letter of acceptance

Pay remaining balance of $1445 in full no later than one week prior to the start of the semester (this discounted price includes a $100 "pay in full" discount)


Flexible Payment Plan (Option 2):

Pay $250 non-refundable deposit within 10 days of receiving your letter of acceptance

Pay remaining balance of $1545 in three equal payments of $515 due on:
June 1, July 1, and August 1
(for May-August Semester)



IMPORTANT REMINDERS & CONSIDERATIONS

1. Commitment to the entire program is essential. No breaks are scheduled and you are required to participate for the full semester. Any exceptions must be approved prior to the start of the semester.

2. As within the main semester program, you are responsible for:

  • Weekend evening meals
  • Laundry
  • Required reading materials
  • Transportation to and from Ellerslie on the start and end of the semester (shuttles to/from Denver Airport are available)

To apply for the Ellerslie Practicum, you need to have taken the main Discipleship Training first. If you have taken the Ellerslie 20-week Discipleship Training and/or the Ellerslie Basic Semester, please email [email protected] for the Practicum application.

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THE SIN OF SILENCE