ELN is a network of schools of ministry for for college-age students. These diverse programs, based in Foursquare churches all around the country, have joined together to create transformational opportunities for young leaders. Each ELN program is based on a model of full-time, immersive training, designed to take students who are passionate about Jesus and the world, and help them become mission-ready disciples.
In an ELN school of ministry, students are engaged in 24-7 “immersion discipleship.” The military uses immersive training as well — it’s called boot camp — and it’s how they make soldiers out of civilians in a short, intense period of time. It’s also how Jesus prepared his disciples, taking a group of ordinary guys and developing them into world changers in a few, transformational years.
Head, Hands & Heart
The immersion discipleship model of ELN training impacts every area of a student’s life: head, hands and heart.
Engaging in an intentional and well developed curriculum is an important part of every ELN program. Students grow in deep ways as they are equipped to understand God’s Word and who they are in Christ.
ELN programs utilize an in-the-trenches approach to developing ministry skills. Students don’t just learn “about” ministry, but are trusted to step out and “do” ministry. They are given the opportunity to discover the beauty and power of trusting in God while authentically giving themselves for others.
Who you are is more important than how much you know and what you can do. Because of this reality, trusted pastors and leaders build relationship with ELN students, encouraging them and challenging them as they move to new levels of faith and personal development. It is through this critical “heart” piece of immersion discipleship that students form the rock-sold foundation needed to live out God’s call in their lives.
- You might want to hear from some ELN graduates in their own words on our Stories page.
- Have more questions? You may find what you’re looking for on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
- Or you can jump right to our Programs page and find information on every ELN school of ministry.
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