Monday, September 28, 2009

Ellerslie: School of Honor

This past week I learned about a place called Ellerslie: School of Honor (hence the title of this post). I think God may be calling me to go here (not to mention I would LOVE to go here).

What is Ellerslie? Here's an excerpt from their website:

"Mighty men and women of God are desperately needed. Raising them up is what Ellerslie is all about!

In an age where spiritual mediocrity is praised within the corridors of the Christian faith, moral compromise is overlooked, and the post-modern silt of the Emergent Church is tacitly exonerated in our midst, rescuers are required – Christians strong and ready with faith as their shield, flint in their forehead, and steel in their spine.

There is a need in this day for souls polished pure by the fire of God, hearts built courageous by the training of the Spirit, and minds tempered and harnessed by the unchanging Truth of Scripture. After all, who will stand when all others subside into a seated silence? Who will fight for Truth when all others have determined fighting for Truth to be harmful and incorrect? And who will win the heroes crown in this age of slackness and selfishness?

Ellerslie School of Honor isn’t intended to be the entire answer to the modern decline of the Post-Modern Church – but it is designed to be a part of the answer.

Ellerslie has been constructed with the sole purpose of building such saints and soldiers – arming men and women with the stuff from heaven’s war chest, training them for spiritual battle, and sending them forth into this world to spend themselves on the lost, the weak, the dying, the orphaned, the poor, and the oppressed.

We are not a factory merely for theological scholars, but rather, we are a boot-camp for those called to the front-lines of this great spiritual war. A new kind of lion-hearted Christian missionary is arising, and Ellerslie is one of the training grounds.

The time has come for the Church to rise up and remove the spit from the face of Jesus Christ."

(If you go to the Ellerslie home page, be sure to watch the inspiring intro video. It's so amazing.)

It would be such a blessing to be able to go.
Here's where you all come in, I need your prayer:

1. As awesome as a 2 month session at Ellerslie would be (talk about life changing!), I only want to go if GOD wants me to go. So please pray that I will do His will regarding this.

2. If, then, God DOES want me to go, I'm going to need some serious financial help. It's $5,000 for the 2 month program (which is what I'd be doing). My mom was right when she said that we might not have $5,000, but God does. So please pray for that.

Thanks so much, wonderful blog readers. You all mean so much to me. :)

Also, if you'd like to read...

Eric's article on Ellerslie.

and...

Leslie's article on Ellerslie.

xoxo

2 comments:

Catherine said...

I read about this school on setapartgirl.com yesterday! So neat that you posted about it. What an amazing opportunity this would be if God was calling you to go there. I'll definitely be praying! :)

Leah M. said...

Hello! I just want to tell you that all things are possible with God! I applied to Ellerslie and had to constantly lay it at the feet of God, only wanting to do His will. There were moments of doubt thinking that I could never get accepted. And I did! Please keep me posted on how things go! I'm praying for you!

(to read more about my journey visit http://surrendered-life.blogspot.com/ )