Ellerslie’s Weeklong Intensive Discipleship Training program is now easier than ever to experience, no matter what your season of life! Spend one powerful week being trained at our beautiful campus in Windsor, Colorado, followed by an optional 90 life-changing days of personalized online training and mentoring!
Over 2000 people have experienced the life-changing impact of Ellerslie Discipleship Training, now you can too! We would count it a privilege to personally train you in Gospel-powered living!
· Be spiritually mentored by Eric, Leslie and their team
· Spend 7 life-changing days at the Ellerslie campus in Colorado!
· Plus 90 days of optional ongoing training at home with weekly personal mentoring online!
· Bring your entire family to be trained at the Ellerslie campus for one amazing low price!
Our Weeklong Intensive Training takes the power of our semester training and crams it strategically into a digestible one-week spoonful of spectacular.
This Weeklong Intensive is the first week in our 5-Week Discipleship Training program. And while we’d love for you to join us for the entire five weeks, if you can’t come for that length of time, then we encourage you to join us in this one-week version.
During the Weeklong Intensive Discipleship Training program, you will …
At the end of your week on-campus, we highly encourage you to transition into our online training and mentoring program where you will take the truths from the week and go deeper through daily discipleship sessions, weekly mentoring, and more.
These 90 days of online training, taking less than an hour a day to complete, deepens what you learn in the Weeklong Intensive and gives practical tools for Christian living, Bible study, implementing spiritual disciplines into your daily schedule, and helps you discover the secret for a Christianity that actually works.
Ellerslie’s Weeklong Intensive is built to maximize your understanding of the Bible and increase your love for and relationship with Jesus Christ. Each day of the training is purposely set up to have you encounter more and more and more of Him.
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Overview — We specialize in stoking the fire of the soul and acquainting Christians with the enormity of our God and His ability to bring about a very real triumph in their everyday living. Our curriculum goes beyond mere “head knowledge” of God’s Word. We equip students to apply the life-changing reality of Scripture directly to their personal lives, struggles, challenges, fears, doubts, and failures.
The result is a transformed spiritual walk and a contagious spiritual fire that radically impacts every area of that person’s life. During this program you will:
The Word of God — We take the Bible seriously. And we want our students to trust the Scriptures implicitly, come under its authority, and learn to properly receive and study the Word of God. It is our hope each student will:
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.
The Gospel — All of Scripture is focused on the Person of Jesus Christ and His salvific action upon the Cross—and we desire our students to not only understand the extraordinary news of the life and work of Jesus Christ, but to also personally walk in the victory and triumph that the Gospel has provided. We believe that freedom from the bondage of sin, and the life-defining attributes of 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 Ellerslie's Weeklong Intensive Training, 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.
Christ In Us — The Bible emphasizes that we are not only to be “In Christ” but Christ is to be in us, through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit—which is the “engine” that propels a Christian life forward into God’s endless frontier. His enabling grace and power, via the Holy Spirit transforms a human life from the inside out—refining, purifying, and consecrating every thought, attitude, decision, and action into an expression of His character. Ellerslie's Weeklong Intensive 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. We want students to 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. And it is His Spirit within us that supernaturally equips us to live a life that would be impossible in our own strength.
Victorious Faith — We want our students to live victorious and triumphant lives in Christ, rather than be harassed by the enemy and continually under the bondage of sin. We train our students in a basic Biblical framework to understand that Scripture reveals we are in the midst of a spiritual battle and can live in the victory Christ provided. He has given us “weapons of warfare” and spiritual armor—all contained in Christ—with which we experience refuge, strength, fortification, victory, triumph, peace, and abundant life as we exercise our faith in Him.
Bold Confession — Our modern age is aggressively becoming anti-Christian and every believer must make a choice of where to stand. 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 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 call to be God’s hands and feet to the lost, the weak, the poor, the destitute, and the orphan. 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.
Wrestling Prayer — 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. 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.
Tuition includes the weeklong training in Colorado and all online training. (Unless you choose to audit the program and not receive the ongoing mentoring after the semester.) Plus, a printed Discipleship Curriculum Notebook for on-site training, and downloadable Discipleship Curriculum Notebook for online training. Tuition rates vary upon whether you want to stay on-campus in the dorms during the weeklong on-site training, or find your own housing during the on-site portion of the training.
Bring your whole family for one amazingly low price!
Director and President
Eric Ludy has been laboring in front-lines Christian leadership for more than two decades. His current ministry role is multi-faceted. He serves as the President of Ellerslie Mission Society, the senior pastor of the Church at Ellerslie, and the lead instructor in the Ellerslie’s Weeklong Intensive training.
Together with his wife Leslie, Eric is a bestselling author of twenty-six books and is a highly respected voice in Christianity on issues such as prayer, faith, godly masculinity, Christian relationships, and Christ-centered rescue work.
Director, Set Apart Girl Ministries
Leslie Ludy is a bestselling author and speaker with a passion for pointing women to Christ. She is the director of Set Apart Girl® and Set Apart Motherhood, which equip women around the world in Christ-centered femininity. Her annual Set Apart conference reaches over 10,000 women each year who either attend in person or via simulcast around the world. Leslie is also the founder and director of Set Apart Girl® Magazine, a bi-montly resource that equips women in Christ-centered femininity.
Director of Communications
Nathan Johnson serves as the Director of Communications and is an instructor in the Ellerslie’s Weeklong Intensive training. He has a driving passion for the deeper Christian life and finds great joy in sharing about Jesus and the victorious reality of the Gospel.
Nathan received his Masters of Divinity in 2008 and has been in full-time Christian ministry for over fifteen years. He has spent many years “in the trenches” of inner city work, ministering to the homeless, the elderly, and underprivileged children. Nathan has a passion for Biblical training and discipleship, and has been a guest speaker at many churches, youth retreats, and Christian conferences around the country over the past decade. He has taught college-level classes on various books of the Bible, Biblical concepts and themes, and how to study the Bible. Nathan has a love for missions and has also mentored many young men in the areas of godly masculinity, purity, Biblical Truth, victory and freedom over sin, and daily Christian living.
Pastor of Biblical Studies, Church at Ellerslie
Pastor McConnaughey has taught and discipled Christians for over forty years, and has an extensive background in military training as well. His widely diversified background in both ministry and military roles make him uniquely qualified to train and equip this generation of up-and-coming leaders and missionaries for effective front-lines service on the field.
Pastor McConnaughey has served a wide variety of ministry positions, including five years as a youth pastor, ten years as a church planter and Bible teacher, and a speaker at churches and missions events. He has served with the Navigators, the Truth Project, and completed Prison Fellowship’s Centurion Program in 2007.
Director of Women's Ministry
Executive Assistant, to the President
Sandi McConnaughey has served in a wide variety of ministry positions for more than forty years—leading women’s Bible studies, counseling and starting a Bible study in a crisis pregnancy center, doing youth ministry along with her husband Dan, and working in many other mentoring and discipleship positions. Mrs. McConnaughey also spent several years working as a registered nurse, as well as serving in hospital ministry as a counselor.
For the past six years, Mrs. McConnaughey has served as the Director of Women’s Ministry as well as teaches courses on evangelism, provides spiritual leadership to female students, and serves alongside Eric Ludy as his executive assistant.
Mrs. McConnaughey has been happily married to her husband Dan for over forty years. They have five grown children, one adopted daughter from Haiti, and twenty grandchildren.
Program Director and Instructor
P. Hartman has been part of the team since 2011. He is deeply passionate about prayer, discipleship, and evangelism. As the director of the Bravehearted Personal Discipleship program, he has spent considerable time discipling young men and pointing them toward Jesus Christ. P. Hartman is married to his lovely wife, Emily, and they live in Windsor with their daughter, Sabina.
P. Hartman desires by the grace of God to live a faithful life as a husband, father, and preacher of the gospel. Whether on the Ellerslie campus, at home, or overseas, his passion is that His life may proclaim one thing, “Worthy is the Lamb to receive the reward of His suffering!”
Ever since the Lord apprehended Elijah as a teenager, he has committed himself to working in and training for ministry. Right out of high school, he attended a Bible school in Pennsylvania and after several years of hands on ministry, attended Moody Bible Institute where he majored in Biblical Studies and elementary education. Some of the various ministries Elijah has led or served in "include": youth ministry, after-school programs, juvenile detention ministry, jail ministry, street evangelism, and active discipleship of young people. He has taught a variety of subjects as an educator for students third grade through senior high school and cares deeply about teaching from a Christian perspective.
Elijah is passionate about the glory and nature of God, and works to see the church of Jesus Christ established in the Word of God. He delights in teaching and preaching God’s Word to this end.
Elijah is happily married to his wife Lauren and they have two children. He considers his family his greatest ministry.