Personal Prayer & Study
6:30 - 7:15 am – This is a great time to be alone with God, down by our lovely lake or in one of the quaint study areas. Time goes by fast, so make sure to soak in every opportunity to enjoy the Ellerslie environment!
7:15 - 8:15 am – Cultivate friendships, encourage each other to be ready for each day, and enjoy a good, hearty Ellerslie-style continental breakfast.
8:15 - 8:40 am – In our busy-paced culture, it is rare for us to sit still and quiet for any amount of time. However, we are convinced that intentionally setting aside a time to simply be still each day is a great way to set the tone for the rest of the day. All the students gather in the chapel during this time, and while there is no interaction, they share in a rich time of reading God’s Word, worshipfully setting themselves before God, or prayerfully memorizing Scripture.
8:40 - 9:00 am – You could call these devotionals a sort of jumpstart to the spiritual metabolism. Our staff will share wisdom they have recently gleaned from God’s Word, encouraging the student body to admire and adore Christ’s worth and excellency!
9:00 - 9:30 am – Every day at Ellerslie during the week, we lift high our voices in praise and adoration of Christ Jesus. Our songs are carefully chosen and fall into three categories: rich, old hymns; worship songs which exalt Christ and the virtues of His character; and songs our worship leaders have written. You’ll enjoy the simple and heartfelt daily worship!
Class Session One
9:30 - 11:30 am – This is the meat and potatoes of our semester. It is during these sessions that you’ll receive the bulk of the training. You’re certain to be challenged to confidently place your faith in Christ, convicted by God’s holiness and our sinfulness, rejoice in the glories of the Gospel, and laugh at the teachers’ illustrations, personal stories, and examples.
11:30 am – Our team of cooks do a phenomenal job of crafting delicious meals, packed with nutrition so that you remain energized throughout the day! You’ll also get to know your fellow students better—always use these times as an opportunity to encourage and edify one another in the most holy faith!
Personal Study Time
12:15 - 1:00 pm – This slot of time is a perfect opportunity for you to get work duties done, or you could also spend time in study.
Class Session Two
1:15 - 3:15 pm – On Friday afternoons (and an occasional Tuesday afternoon) students are given time to work on what we call “weekly reviews” and get any assigned reading completed. Otherwise there is another session, similar to the mornings.
Student Chores & Free Time (internet/phone time)
3:15 - 5:30 pm – Spend some time exercising, running any necessary errands, checking email, or calling your mom to tell her you love her—or use it for extra study, prayer, or fellowship.
5:30 pm – Did we mention our cooks make some really delicious meals?! We also offer gluten and dairy free options at every meal and will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs if possible.
Student Life Activities
6:30 - 9:00
Be on campus and in your dorm; quiet hours begin.
9:00 pm – Need we say it? Brush your teeth, make any necessary preparations for the next day, say goodnight, turn out the lights, and sleep peacefully!
Be in your own room; dorms locked
10:00 pm – We do ask that students be in their rooms by 10pm. If there is a desire to spend time in the night in prayer, we will always try to be accommodating! However, remember other people are sleeping, so be quiet during the night watches!
– We seek to construct the weekends to be both spiritually rewarding and rich, as well as robustly joyous and fun. We don’t want to give away any secrets (because we sort of like keeping suspense around certain events and activities), but we will tell you what you need to know when you need to know it! We will likely toss a Frisbee, bump a volleyball, and enjoy the Colorado sunshine. We will also treat you to some inspiring stories and testimonies. Saturdays will usually include some service to the local community, a day at the park, or some other fun activity. Sundays will start with the morning church service, followed by an afternoon of solitude (yes, we ask students to spend a whole afternoon just by themselves), and conclude the day with . . . well, if we told you we would give away some of our best surprises!!