Introducing an 8-week online experience for fathers/sons and men of all ages with pastor and bestselling author, Eric Ludy.
This is more than an online course.
It’s a life-altering journey to discover God’s epic intention for masculinity and biblical sexuality.
If you are a father seeking to pass on a healthy pattern for sexuality to your sons or a man of any age who needs a clear vision for the way God created you as a man…
This program is a game-changer
Now being offered on a donation-only basis!
HONORABLE MANHOOD PROGRAM
september 20 – november 8
Register today for a group of any size!
Please Note: Space is limited and this program fills quickly.
We encourage you to register soon.
$597 PAY WHAT YOU CAN PAY!
A NOTE FROM ERIC LUDY & THE ELLERSLIE TEAM
For the past year, we have offered this 8-week online course for $597 per registrant or group, but in light of current events and the fact that many are facing financial uncertainty during this time, we felt led to make this material available on a donation-only basis. When you register, you’ll be given the opportunity to input the donation amount that works for you. Please note that space is limited and fills quickly so we encourage you to register soon!
Todd C. | Connecticut, USA
THIS HONORABLE MANHOOD PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED FOR:
+ Fathers who want to pass on a healthy model of sexuality to their sons
+ Fathers and sons to walk through a life-changing experience together
+ Men who need a clear pattern for how to honor God in their sexuality
+ Men who want to catch a God-inspired vision for their masculinity
+ Men’s groups who want powerful, life-changing Truth to experience together
About Eric Ludy
Eric Ludy has been laboring in front-lines Christian leadership for more than two decades. He serves as President of Ellerslie Mission Society and is the lead instructor at Ellerslie Discipleship Training.
Eric and his wife, Leslie, are well-known for their book When God Writes Your Love Story (published in 1998), which still ranks as one of the top-selling Christian relationship books of all time. Eric and Leslie have been married over twenty-five years and have six children, four of whom were adopted.
Join me in the ultimate manly adventure!
The Honorable Manhood program was originally designed for my own son’s “boy to man” training. Most of us as men were not given a healthy vision for our masculinity from our own fathers, and therefore, we often go through most of our adult life feeling confused, ashamed or controlled by our sexuality. But when we as men truly catch hold of God’s epic vision and purpose for our manhood – watch out world!
If you are a father who is wondering how to communicate to your growing son about his sexuality, or if you are man in any season of life who needs a clear vision for your masculinity, I hope you’ll join me for this powerful, life-altering program. – Eric Ludy
Sample the Course:
How the program works:
Every Sunday the video session for the week becomes available to your device (computer, tablet, or phone), wherever in the world you might be. Remember – you can stream the sessions at any time that works best for you between the time the session is released and September 20. Each video session runs roughly 45 minutes to an hour in length and can be viewed individually or with a group. In these uniquely powerful messages, I will be unpacking the Honorable Manhood curriculum that I developed for my own sons.
With limited spots available in this program the goal is to create an intimate connectivity between me and those participating. Not only will we be walking through this material together, but we will have a private forum for back and forth conversation regarding this topic. I will also send out a Q/A video each week answer any questions that you submit through the forum. You will have personal access to me for the duration of the program.
As a bonus, you’ll also have free access to attend our Manhood Conference, hosted once a year at the Ellerslie Campus in Colorado – or you can stream this event from anywhere in the world.
I truly hope you’ll join me for this amazing experience! – Eric Ludy
If you have further questions, please see our FAQ below or email us at [email protected]. We’d love to help in any way we can!
The Honorable Manhood Program introduces a man to the sizable calling he has received from God. It powerfully enunciates the unique and extraordinary make-up of his physical body, bringing surprising inspiration and clarity for right and honorable living. It digs deep into the practicals of how a man is designed by God to control both his body and his mind and bring them under subjection. And it showcases the deeply inspiring loveliness of a man and a woman’s undeniable fittedness one to the other and precisely why God designed a man and a woman uniquely.
Pre-Curriculum for the Fathers/Leaders
Before we begin the official training, we’ll have a pow-wow man-to-man. In this pre-session we will walk through an introduction to the 8-weeks of training, the reasonable expectations you should have for the time together, a quick introduction to the key vocabulary terms that I will be employing, and a glance at the strategy I use to communicate this uniquely challenging material. This session will definitely inspire you.
Week 1: The Sack of Cement
The first session in the training goes to the 50,000 foot level and gives an overview of the significance of the journey we are embarking upon. I talk through the history of the material and why we are delivering it. I describe the “three things I want for my son more than anything else.” This episode sets the stage and gets everyone’s mouth-watering for the steak dinner ahead.
Week 2: Defining Manliness (Manfully)
The second session of training dives into some of the most problematic ideas behind the sexuality of man, wrestles them to the ground, and pins them. Addressing the make-up of the man’s body, the architecture of his mind and thought-life, and the powerful tools at his disposal to turn these hostile elements into allies in his commission to change the world for Jesus Christ. This session is probably the most famous amongst all the sessions. It’s definitely a message with a five o’clock shadow.
Week 3: TCTTH
I don’t want to give away what TCTTH is, because that would spoil the fun of session #3, but I can say that it is really REALLY good stuff. In this session, we drill down into the profound creation of femininity and how it perfectly matches the man. It’s amazing that such a fun and exciting topic can be God-glorifying.
Week 4: Sex and the Six other Sacred “S’s”
The fourth session is summed up in its rather descriptive title. The word “sex” is likely the most misused word on planet earth. And with the way that the Devil throws the word around you would begin to think that he created it. However, this message will put that notion into a stranglehold until the entire audience hears its cries for mercy. Sex is God’s territory. He invented it. He knows it better than anyone. And if we let Him define it – it regains its glistening heavenly wonder once again.
Week 5: Humility and Hutzpah
The fifth session dives into the deep waters of a man’s purpose, exposing the simple fact that he, the man, is built by God to take the lowest place. He’s built to suffer for others. He’s built to lay down his life. Jesus Christ showed us, in His thirty-three years of powerful living, the model of manful purpose. He was the first-sufferer, the first-to-die. He showed us an unparalleled picture of majesty, that when studied, takes one’s breath away.
Week 6: Manful Love
This session explores the concept of love, but from a man’s perspective. When men think of love, they often are very one-dimensional, when, in fact, there are five heavenly loves that a man must understand, cultivate, and grow stronger in and throughout his life.
Week 7: Built to Suffer
Week seven is where we put on our black face paint and yell “Hoorah!” This is where we delve into the key construct of how a man is uniquely constructed to endure pain and difficulty with honor and joy. A true man doesn’t back away from a challenge but smiles at it. This is a message that, if properly digested, leads to a version of masculinity that leaves the world staring back in awe and wonder.
Week 8: Built to Rescue
The eighth week is designed to move men into a position of readiness. The word “rescue” stirs us as men, but few of us ever learn how to actually do the real-world work of rescuing. This message presses the play button in your soul and gets the cinematic drama of your life started. Make sure you grab some popcorn, because it’s going to be a grand adventure to watch.
Simply put, it’s 8 weeks that will change your life forever.
Honorable Manhood Curriculum
12-weeks of private access to Eric’s Honorable Manhood curriculum. After each session is released it will be available for the remainder of the registered period. And after episode #8 is released, the participant will have an additional 4 weeks to enjoy it.
Honorable Manhood Forum
Each participant will enjoy 12 weeks of private access to Eric’s Honorable Manhood forum. After the initial 8 weeks are completed, the participant will still have access to the forum for an additional four weeks. This is man-to-man discussion at its best.
Each participant will have back-stage access to Eric during the 8 weeks of Honorable Manhood training enabling them to ask personal questions of Eric or to ask questions on behalf of a group they are hosting.
Private access to Eric’s weekly Q&A video is also a perk for every participant. These Q&A videos are released each week during the 8-week training addressing the questions asked by course participants each week.
As the perfect finish to this powerful course, you are invited to join Eric for his annual Man Talk Conference, November 13–15 at the Ellerslie Campus in Windsor, CO or join us via simulcast. Space is limited. Register for the Man Talk conference here.
Tim L. | Minnesota, USA
HONORABLE MANHOOD PROGRAM
Register today for a group of any size!
Please Note: Space is limited and this program fills quickly. We encourage you to register soon.
Honorable Manhood Program FAQs
> Is this program only for fathers/sons or can men of all ages participate?
> If I miss the weekly session on Sunday evening, will the session be available later in the week?
> What age should my son be to participate in this material?
> If I have a son who is a bit older than the traditional “boy to man” age, is it still appropriate for me to walk through this material with him?
> Is there an age that you would describe as being “too old” for this material?
> This is a very sensitive and potentially dangerous subject to address – how graphic is this material?
> Is there a leader’s guide if I choose to host a men’s gathering at my own house or church?
> If I am a host, can I show the weekly Q&A videos to my men’s gathering?
> If I am hosting a men’s group, are the other men in my group able to ask Eric questions during the program, or just me as the host?
> If I am hosting a men’s group, am I able to give another father access to the forum?
> Is this material appropriate for a woman to watch?
> What if my son does not have a father to walk him through this material?
> Where can I learn more about the Manhood Conference?
> Are there going to be more Honorable Manhood programs in the future?
Is this program only for fathers/sons or can men of all ages participate?
Men of all ages can absolutely participate! While the program was originally designed as a tool for fathers to teach godly masculinity to their coming-of-age sons, men in all seasons of life have been greatly blessed and personally benefited by this powerful material.
If I miss the weekly session on Sunday evening, will the session be available later in the week?
Yes. Once the weekly session is concluded, it immediately becomes available for playback and will be available the rest of the time of your membership.
What age should my son be to participate in this material?
Some of that is discretionary, but, I would recommend your son be at least 12 years old. Since every boy begins physically maturing at a different age, it sometimes can be good to delay a little longer. But, this “readiness” is something that a parent usually has an instinct for. Go with that instinct.
If I have a son who is a bit older than the traditional “boy to man” age, is it still appropriate for me to walk through this material with him?
Absolutely. Quite a few fathers/older sons in their twenties have done this program together and it has been proven very beneficial and edifying.
Is there an age that you would describe as being “too old” for this material?
No. This training has deeply impacted men from ages 12 to 70+.
This is a very sensitive and potentially dangerous subject to address – how graphic is this material?
This material has been purposely crafted to preserve purity and integrity of mind. The visuals of physical sexuality are not photographic in nature, nor are they inappropriately suggestive. The strength of this training is that it introduces a young man to very mature ideas in a very pure and noble way.
Is there a leader’s guide if I choose to host a men’s gathering at my own house or church?
Yes. A leader’s guide is available for download in the membership area.
If I am a host, can I show the weekly Q&A videos to my men’s gathering?
Yes. As a host, you are the only one with access to these videos, but you would be more than welcome to share this material with your group.
If I am hosting a men’s group, are the other men in my group able to ask Eric questions during the program, or just me as the host?
As a host, you are the only one able to submit the question, but, technically, the question that you submit could have come from anyone.
If I am hosting a men’s group, am I able to give another man access to the forum?
No. The forum is strictly for hosts. You are more than welcome to show the forum to your group and share with them the content, but no one other than the host can interact and contribute to the forum.
Is this material appropriate for a woman to watch?
It is not designed for a woman, but, a married woman would likely be greatly edified in understanding this content.
What if my son does not have a father to walk him through this material?
Father’s are super-special characters in a young boy’s life – and dearly needed. But, as we know, a father is not always there for a young boy to take him by the hand as he navigates this all-important season of becoming a man. There are two possibilities for addressing this dilemma.
+ You can find a surrogate father from your home community to stand in that fatherly place. This stand-in father can register for the training program and help to father your son through this material.
+ Nathan Johnson, one of Ellerslie’s favorite pastors and my cherished armor-bearer, is available to be a stand-in mentor and walk your son through this material from a distance. Please contact us to discuss this option in more detail.
Where can I learn more about the Manhood Conference?
You can learn more about this event here.
Are there going to be more Honorable Manhood programs in the future?
The Honorable Manhood program is currently offered twice per year, one in the spring and one in the fall — space is purposely limited and registrations can fill quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as you are able in order to secure your spot. If after registration you find you are unable to attend the program you registered for, you may apply your registration fee to a future program.