ON THE CHARMING ELLERSLIE CAMPUS IN LOVELY WINDSOR, COLORADO
OF CONTINUED TRAINING UPON YOUR RETURN HOME
Ellerslie Discipleship Training specializes in taking students deeper with God and providing an atmosphere where a love for the Word of God, prayer, evangelism, and Biblical study can be cultivated. Ellerslie is more of a spiritual-training retreat than a classical school environment. Though our primary goal is to help students go deeper with Christ, we are also very purposeful about giving them a strong Scriptural understanding and Biblical framework as they walk through this deepening process.
WE DON'T JUST TALK ABOUT PRAYER—WE PRAY! AND WE DON'T JUST TALK ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD—WE ACTUALLY GET INTO IT! IT IS OUR DESIRE TO LIVE OUT THE GRANDEUR OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND NOT MERELY DISCUSS IT'S MAJESTY!
"Simply put, my semester at Ellerslie changed my life, changed my marriage, and changed my family."
STEVE ROSEN | Student, Summer 2010
"Ellerslie is for anyone in any walk of life, newly converted or seasoned, who wants to know Christ at a more intimate level."
KYLE SPRENGER | Student, Fall 2014 | living in South Asia
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"Ellerslie is a place to come if you are serious about pursuing Jesus Christ and desire to know Him more. "
KRISTIN YOUNGBLOOD | Student, Summer 2015
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The tuition price listed is for the full 20-week program (12 weeks in Windsor, Colorado on the Ellerslie campus and 8 weeks of continued training once you return home)
On-Campus: tuition price includes on-campus housing for the 12-week portion of the training and all meals except for Saturday and Sunday dinners (see "additional costs" section below). Price also includes all materials needed for the 8-week at home portion of the program.
* Unfortunately we don't have married or family housing on-campus. Our dorms are either female only or male only.
Off-Campus: You are responsible for your own housing and meals (tuition price includes lunch Monday - Friday). If you need help with suggestions for off-campus housing, please contact our office. Price also includes all materials needed for the 8-week at home portion of the program.
Special Discount: for students with an additional family member attending in the same semester, there is a discount of $200 per person—for either on or off campus applicants.
ON CAMPUS, attending with family member: $4,650(includes meals* & lodging)
OFF CAMPUS, attending with family member: $2,450 (includes lunch M-F)
* We do not provide dinner on Saturday or Sunday. These meals are the responsibility of the student.
Students are also responsible for the following costs:
The Ellerslie Discipleship Training provides the “engine” that propels a Christian life forward into God’s endless frontier. At Ellerslie, we believe that grace is more than the merciful hug of God; it’s the divine, enabling power of His Spirit to transform a human life from the inside out—to supernaturally equip us to live a life that would be impossible in our own strength. We believe that love, joy, and peace are not meant to merely be nice-sounding Scriptural concepts, but rather the daily experience and outflow of the Christian’s life. During the semester, students will explore the key components of the Gospel; study the pattern for historic, Biblical Christianity; and gain a clear understanding for how to not just esteem Truth, but live it out daily through the enabling power of God.
At Ellerslie, we believe that the Word of God has the Divine right to rule and control the life of a believer. The Ellerslie Discipleship Training introduces the ancient principle of Canon—powerfully demonstrating the origins of the Word of God, the flawless nature of the Word of God, and the supernatural construction of the Word of God. During the training, students will gain an unshakable Biblical framework, develop a deep passion for the changeless Word of God, learn to recognize and resist the error of the post-modern gospel, and gain a strong personal grasp of how to study and apply Scripture to every facet of their lives.
At Ellerslie we believe that no area of our life should be exempt from the refining, purifying work of God’s Spirit. A fully consecrated life is one that allows Him to transform every thought, attitude, decision, and action into an expression of His character. The Ellerslie Discipleship Training interjects God’s Truth into the nitty-gritty areas of life—the way we treat others, the way we conduct ourselves, the way we govern our thought-lives, the way we make decisions, the way we handle our sexuality, and the way we spend our free time. During the discipleship training, students will understand how to exchange worldly behavior patterns for God’s glorifying ones, and showcase a heavenly conduct that brings renown to the name of Christ.
The Ellerslie Discipleship Training tackles the key foundational aspects of a believer’s daily walk head on; such as prayer, faith, and spiritual warfare. The discipleship training deals straightforwardly with the confusing areas of disillusionment, pain, and doubt. At Ellerslie, we believe that God is every bit as big as He claims to be, and that He desires to do big things in the lives of His believers. The mediocre expectations that many modern believers have of God will be challenged during the semester, and students will discover the power of wrestling prayer, persistent faith, and putting on the spiritual armor of God.
The Ellerslie Discipleship Training targets a crucial aspect of the Gospel that many Christians overlook: every believer’s call to be God’s hands and feet to the lost, the weak, the poor, the destitute, and the orphan. Throughout the semester, students will learn how to build mighty personal faith and overcome spiritual weakness in order to be truly ready and able to make a godly impact upon the world.
Prayer can’t be baked down into a step-by-step recipe or cookie-cutter formula. But there are some Biblical principles that, when applied to your personal prayer life, can revolutionize your experience with a God who hears and answers prayer. At Ellerslie, we believe that prayer is powerful and is essential in the Christian life. As Leonard Ravenhill once said: "If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere.” Throughout the discipleship training, students will learn how to find vibrant success in their prayer life, not just through academic training, but through spending time on bended knees.
Our modern age is aggressively becoming anti-Christian and every believer must make a choice of where to stand. Similarly, throughout history there have been two churches: the silent church and the confessing church. Will you grow silent and sign upon the dotted line of the culture? Or will you stand for truth, becoming a part of the praying, confessing Church? Throughout the Ellerslie Discipleship Training, students are taught the Good News of Jesus Christ and how to boldly go into all the world in pursuit of lost souls. They will hear the commission for the Church to return to relentless Christianity and will be prepared for the spiritual battle that lies before them.
The transition from spending twelve weeks in Windsor, Colorado to returning home is important. We don't want you to leave with mere head knowledge—we want you to take the depth, intimacy, understanding, and transformation God has done in your life throughout twelve weeks and actually put it into practice back home. Introducing the eight weeks of continued training upon your return home.
We understand that most of our students return home to jobs, school, and other responsibilities—so we have built our eight weeks at home training to be conducive to time restraints.
These eight weeks include: