overview of our programs
Eric and Leslie Ludy
A note from the directors:
We are passionate about returning to historical, biblical Christianity that is firmly planted upon the Word of God and focused upon Christ Jesus. We exist to equip believers to live godly lives amidst this godless age, and in so doing, turn the world upside down for Jesus Christ! Are you in?
Listen to students share about God's transforming work and hear about the passion that drives us here at Ellerslie!
What is Ellerslie discipleship Training?
Ellerslie Discipleship Training was founded in 2009 by Eric and Leslie Ludy — bestselling Christian authors and speakers who have a passion to bring back true discipleship to the Church in such a time as this. Over the past 12 years, thousands of Christians from all around the world have been impacted by Ellerslie’s life-changing discipleship programs. If you’ve ever longed for a set apart season to focus on Jesus, remove distractions from your life, and become rooted in Gospel-powered living, we invite you to come and be spiritually invigorated at our beautiful, set apart campus at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Our Training Programs
Ellerslie will equip you to:
Build a Powerful Prayer Life
Cultivate Unshakeable Faith
Experience Real Intimacy with Christ
Develop Biblical Discernment
Gain a Gospel-Worldview
Overcome Doubt and Disillusionment
Impact the World for God's Glory
I have seen the majesty of Christ. I have beheld Him and have not stopped gazing upon Him. I have seen how utterly depraved I am in light of His glory. And this reality has changed me completely.
I found the discipleship training, preaching, and atmosphere to be foundational to my future ministry endeavors ... I would definitely recommend Ellerslie to anyone who is serious about their relationship with Jesus Christ and wants to live a victorious Christian life.
My season at Ellerslie opened my eyes to what ministry is all about. It’s not about my own ability, strength, or agenda. It’s all about Jesus. When my relationship with Jesus Christ is my highest priority, everything else — even ministry — falls into its rightful place.
When I first stepped onto the Ellerslie Campus, I thought I had the Christian life figured out — but boy, I was wrong! Hearing the truth about Jesus changed me from the inside out, and little by little sin was removed and the light of the Gospel was making way into my dry soul.
If you are looking for a set apart time to immerse yourself in Jesus, this is it — even for those of us that are a little older! The Word is is taught … Truth is proclaimed, and I became more confident in what it means to live "In Christ."
How do I sum up the impact this place has had on my life? The lessons in the Basic and the Advanced programs have completely changed the trajectory of my life. It's not just the sessions or the homework, it's the way that the message of the Gospel is presented with such simplicity and power.
Ellerslie is a place to come if you are serious about pursuing Jesus Christ and desire to know Him more. Jesus can draw you closer to Himself anywhere, but Ellerslie has been a really helpful tool for me and a place where He has done that.
I came to Ellerslie seeking more in my walk with Christ. By the time I was done with the training, I had learned many of the tools necessary for living a Christ-centered life, and had built a foundation for an unshakeable faith in Christ.
I learned to stand firmly on the foundation of who Jesus is, and to not live the Christian life passively. During my season, I was encouraged to walk in the boldness of Christ, to pursue Him with all my heart and to encourage others to the same in a humble way.
The environment is focused on the Gospel and places the Word of God, Jesus Christ, in His rightful place of authority. With the Bible serving as the foundation, everything else is geared toward fostering a deeper intimacy with Jesus through prayer, study, teaching, and more.
God used my time at Ellerslie to continue His sanctifiying work. Through the sessions, staff, fellow students, and time set apart with Him to meditate on all He is, I experienced the beginning of a different type of walk with Christ.