Dive Deeper in Discipleship
Register for an Upcoming Program:
Take (Another) Set Apart Season to Focus on Jesus:
Practical discipleship that helps you disciple others.
D1.5 is a great next step if you desire to take Ellerslie’s classic discipleship training even deeper! Throughout your time on campus, we focus on deepening your spiritual life, give you a “behind-the-scenes” look at how and why we disciple the way we do, and provide opportunities to serve alongside us and practically apply what you’re learning. This curriculum builds upon the six key principles for spiritual growth:
D1.5 is limited to a small group of students who will:
ON Campus D1.5 Student $2895
Stay in the newly renovated Ellerslie dorms. See photos below. Reserve your spot with a $150 deposit.
OFF Campus D1.5 Student $1895
Stay off-campus in your own arranged accomodations. Reserve your spot with a $150 deposit.
Additional Family Members $1750*
* For each additional family member attending the same D1.5 semester (either on or off-campus).
Payment Plans & Scholarships are available.
Begin the application process to view details or visit our application FAQ page here.
Schedule for each D1.5 Program:
Summer 7 Weeks
June 19: Arrival Day
June 19–23: Orientation + Volunteer Bonus Week
June 24–July 29: Classic + D1.5 Discipleship Training
July 30–August 5: Alumni Summit
August 5: Departure Day
August 6–10: Optional Bonus: Alumni Fellowship Ext. ($150)
August 12–18: Potential Bonus: Volunteer for the Weeklong Training*
*We are looking for 3–4 people to stay a total of 9 weeks to volunteer and help us during the weeklong training. If interested, you can let us know in the application.
Fall 6 Weeks
August 21: Arrival Day
August 21–25: Orientation + Volunteer Bonus Week
August 26–Sept. 30: Classic + D1.5 Discipleship Training
Sept. 30–Oct. 1: Departure Day
Register for an Upcoming Program:
Due to limited space, you will need to go through an interview process before a decision is made. If you are not selected, we will refund the application fee.
D1.5 Program FAQ
We are purposefully keeping the D1.5 program small—and have reserved 6 spots for men and 6 spots for women in each of our programs (summer and fall). Because the D1.5 program happens at the same time as our Classic Discipleship Training, we have limited space on campus, but the small number of students also allows us to give more personal time and focus to each student.
Once the program is full, we will be happy to waitlist you in case a spot opens up or if we decide to increase the number of students in the D1.5 (i.e., as the program gets closer, if there are campus spots not taken by classic training students, we likely will make more space available in the D1.5).
Yes! If you are interested in joining the D1.5 program and have financial difficulties, we want to help. While we don’t have unlimited scholarship funds available, we will do everything we can to help. In the application, there is a spot where you can apply for a scholarship based on your need. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]
Yes! We want to make the financial side of attending as easy as possible. Like our other programs, you are welcome to select the payment plan option in the application and choose between 2-10 payments (months). Please know that there is a 3.5% payment plan fee applied for those who choose that option.
For those who choose to pay-in-full, payments are due eight weeks prior to the start of the semester.
D1.5 students will have three aspects to their curriculum:
- The Classic Training – students sit in and re-experience the classic training sessions. Students in the past have often said that this is incredibly enriching as it allows you to go deeper and grasp things you missed the first time. Note: there will be different homework than the classic students.
- The D1.5 Classes – attend specialized classes just for D1.5 students. Three times a week, we have a special D1.5 class focused on understanding how to disciple others, leadership, communication, and biblical study. These classes are taught by Eric, Nathan, and Philip … with bonus instruction by Leslie Ludy.
- The Volunteer Team – experience ministry and discipleship from a different perspective as you participate in the campus volunteer team, helping us serve the Classic Training program.
In previous years, we have had an entire team of alumni return and serve as volunteers to help us in areas such as: kitchen prep, admin, dorm monitors, hospitality, tech, etc. This year, we decided to use the D1.5 students as our volunteer base—to provide practical ministry training and opportunities to serve which gives hands and feet to the instruction.
We hope so! We are relaunching the D1.5 program in 2023, and depending on the interest and its effectiveness, we hope to continue offering the program in the future … but there is no guarantee, so if you are interested, we encourage you to consider joining us in this next training season.