2023 Ellerslie Alumni Summit
July 30 — August 5
With bonus extension through August 10
Take your training deeper and connect with other alumni — come for a powerful week of training at the Ellerslie Campus + stay for an optional bonus week of fellowship.
The 2023 Summit theme & session to come!
Gain fresh vision for sharing the gospel!
When the world faces turmoil and crisis, it's time for a powerful invasion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christians, this is our hour! But all too many Christians today are imitating the fearful self-protection of the culture instead of the courageous boldness of Scripture. At this year's Alumni Summit, we'll explore what it means to cultivate a missionary mindset for the times in which we live — whether God has called you to the neighbor next door or the unreached on the other side of the world. (There's even an optional extension designed for you to enjoy refreshing fellowship with your Ellerslie friends — learn more below!)
We hope you'll join us!
pay what you can pay!
The regular price for the weeklong summit would normally be $995 (plus an additional $150 if you stay for the optional extension week). But for the third year in a row, we have decided to offer this training summit on a donation-basis.*
When you register for the Ellerslie Alumni Summit, you will have the opportunity to input whatever amount you are able to afford.
*Please Note: if you are able to contribute the full price of $995 (or more) this will greatly help the ministry of Ellerslie and enable us to continue offering this Alumni Summit on a donation-basis so more alumni can participate. That said, money is not our chief concern in offering this Summit — rather, it is gathering together to seek Jesus! So no matter your situation, we encourage you to register for this powerful training experience and choose the donation amount that works for you!
"The Alumni Summit was everything I needed and more ... the fact of suffering well no matter the cost, with applicable tools on pouring life and truth into the lives of others..."
— Chelsey H.
"Each session [during the Ellerslie Alumni Summit] was so applicable and timely, and exactly what I needed to hear."
— Elizabeth W.
The Missionary Mindset
Explore this year's Theme
Speakers will include Eric Ludy, Leslie Ludy, Nathan Johnson, Philip H., and other special guests. Here are some of the sessions to come:
Alumni Summit Daily Schedule
Special Note About the Afternoons:
We are purposely placing the key training in the morning, allowing you to use the afternoons for fellowship, mountain adventures, or bonus sessions. We have optional selah studies available (self-guided study to help you further root yourself in the truth from the main sessions), and we encourage you to take advantage of our breakout tracks on practical living taught each afternoon by the staff.
* Schedule subject to change
6:45 — Breakfast
7:30 — Prayer & Worship
8:15 — Daily Thunder
8:45 — Break
9:00 — Class One
10:00 — Workshop
10:30 — Break
10:45 — Class Two
11:45 — Workshop
12:15 — Break for Lunch
12:30 — Lunch
1:00 — Optional "Selah" break
4:00 — Breakout Bonus Tracks
5:30 — Dinner
7:00 — Evening Activity or Class
Extend your stay!
Enjoy Additional fellowship: August 6—10
Stay up to five extra days on the Ellerslie Campus (Sunday — Thursday). Our alumni have often told us how much they love this additional time away from life's distractions — enjoying the fellowship, mountain excursions, and longer times of stillness with Jesus. Consider staying a bit longer and enjoying these added bonuses made available during that time*:
Participate in Daily Thunder — daily teaching, worship, and prayer.
Connect with friends from your semester and fellowship with other alumni.
Experience an adventure in the Rocky Mountains.
Enjoy bonus fireside talks with the Ellerslie staff and other alumni.
Have time alone or join others to study, worship, and delight in Jesus!
*There isn't formal teaching scheduled during this extension, just plenty of time for you to enjoy Jesus and each other. While we will have optional activities and some teaching available, how you enjoy this time is entirely up to you!
Alumni Summit FAQ
Yes, the Ellerslie Alumni Summit is for all Ellerslie and Bravehearted alumni. If you have attended one of our Ellerslie or Bravehearted programs of any length (in person or online) you are welcome to join us for the Alumni Summit!
We are only offering the summit to our Ellerslie and Bravehearted alumni. But if you’d like to attend, we encourage you to check out our 1-week and 5-week programs here. Once you are registered for an upcoming Ellerslie program, you will be able to register for the Ellerslie Alumni Summit.
The Ellerslie Alumni Summit would typically cost $995, but because so many are facing financial uncertainty, it is being offered on a donation-basis only. If you are able to donate the full retail amount (or higher) this will be a tremendous blessing to us and many others. But if not, we encourage you to register and pay what you are able! We do not want finances to stand in the way of your ability to participate! (Please note: tax deductible donation receipts can only be provided for donation amounts higher than $995.)
In light of our rapidly changing world, we have decided to offer our Ellerslie Alumni Summit each year instead of our Advanced Program. We believe that this shorter, powerful training time will enable more of our alumni to participate, and equip you to impact the world in such a time as this. We pray you’ll be blessed!
Yes! If you joined us for the Special Online Training (in April 2020) this will be a great foundation to take into the Ellerslie Alumni Summit. However, the Ellerslie Alumni Summit will go much deeper into some of the topics covered in the Online Training and will also offer plenty of fresh, new content to equip you in spiritual longevity, impacting others, and victorious Christian Living. Whether you joined us for the Special Online Training in April or not, we believe you’ll be tremendously blessed and deeply impacted by the depth of in-person discipleship that will happen during the week-long Ellerslie Alumni Summit.
At this time, the fellowship week is available only to those who attend the Ellerslie Alumni Summit.
Details for the optional afternoon breakout sessions will be made available upon your arrival at registration. You do not need to sign up in advance to participate in the breakouts.
While you are welcome to take your studies deeper and use your time here at Ellerslie intentionally, there will not be any required homework. Additional “take it deeper” resources may be supplied for those who are interested.
Our kitchen is happy to provide both gluten-free or dairy-free meal options upon request with every meal. Please email [email protected] and notify us of your request.
No, the fellowship extension will not have a formal teaching schedule, but activities and sessions will be available at set times for you to jump in and participate if you would like.
Great question. Daily Thunder is a daily teaching series that we host every day at our Ellerslie Campus and is later turned into a podcast of our listeners. You’ll get the opportunity to participate in our live studio audience during the summit. Tune in here.
Yes. Instead of our twice-yearly alumni conference, we hope you’ll take advantage of our Ellerslie Alumni Summit plus the optional fellowship extension to get the best of both worlds — powerful and timely training combined with edifying and fun fellowship with other Ellerslie grads! We believe the Alumni Summit and Fellowship Extension will be even more rich and edifying than our former alumni conferences!