Eric Ludy


Eric Ludy is a pastor and bestselling author who has been in Christian leadership for nearly thirty years. He is the president of Ellerslie— a biblical training center based in Colorado that equips Christians of all ages in Gospel-centered living.

Eric and his wife, Leslie, have authored twenty-nine books which have sold over a million copies and been translated into over a dozen languages. Eric’s Daily Thunder podcast and sermons are heard by thousands around the world each week. Eric and Leslie have been married twenty-eight years and live in Colorado with their six children. Learn more about Eric at

Kevin Swanson


Homeschooled himself in the 1960’s and 70’s, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, have homeschooled their five children since 1991.Kevin has 52 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the Director ofGenerations – a ministry he founded to strengthen homeschool families worldwide.

As a father who wants to leave a godly heritage for his own five children, Kevins passion is to strengthen and encourage the homeschooling movement all over the world, and to cast a vision for generational faith. For the last 19+ years Kevin has hosted a daily radio program – Generations Radio – the worlds largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview radio program that reaches families across the US and in over 100 countries. 

So many of us are eager to avoid challenge as if challenge were a horrid disease. But those that desire to change the world must learn to embrace challenge as the necessary guide to greatness. In this message Eric Ludy introduces us to the historic Christian mindset toward challenge which is sure to invite you to the idea of living a bit closer to the Dangerous Edge. 

God builds “dangerous” men and women—unstoppable, indefatigable men and women—that don’t accept the stop signs of cultural correctness as valid reasons to slow down, but, instead, live their lives according to the prerogative of Heaven—driving forward when Heaven’s stop light shines green. This sort of man and woman sets captives free and turns the world’s status-quo on its head.  

The Apostle James commissions us consider it “pure joy” when we encounter difficulties and trials of any kind. However, most of us have come up with a thousand excuses to avoid putting such a strange command into practice. And, as a result, we lack the power intrinsic to the fervent, obedient Christian life. Maybe this message can help to change that. 

King Albert of Belgium is one of the unsung heroes of the past century. His actions in WW1 show forth a model of spiritual decisiveness that is strangely lacking from the rank and file Christian of our day. He stood against evil and refused to back down even at great cost to his life and homeland.  

May 1940 was one of the darkest months in world history. The evil Nazi regime led by Adolf Hitler were aggressively taking control of Europe. Country after country fell under the overwhelming Nazi force. Only Great Britain was left, but Great Britain was staggering. The way in which Winston Churchill lead Great Britain in 1940 is an incredible pattern for each of us as as individuals as we face our own impossible circumstances. When all goes dark here on earth—don’t for a moment think that the Light has gone out in Heaven. 

Faith, family, and freedoms have faded in Europe and the AmericasBut God has given us a tremendous opportunity now — islands of freedom and culture unlike anything we’ve seen. He appears to be using homeschooling as a catalyst for good thingsHow can your family plant fruitful, beautiful gardens at such a time as thisHow does the Gospel of Jesus Christ break through in our homes?

If Christian parents are supposed to “bring their children up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord,” what does that look like? How would Jesus do it? What would it look like if our children were with Jesus? Would they look like the Greeks and Romans, or would this be something very different? Jesus is focused on faith and life, relationships and the heart, and the Word of God. Don’t miss the things that matter most in the education of your child.  

As one who is a father of a son, and a mentor of 20 other young men over the last 16 years, Kevin Swanson speaks on the unique challenges of raising sons and introducing them to manhood. He will address what God wants for our boys, as revealed in His Word.   

Here is a challenge to fatherhood. How do we avoid the traps of apathy and angerFatherhood is a test of our faith and love, but also, the means by which we grow in these areas. Here Kevin Swanson speaks to the great need of the day — fathers! 

If there was a silver bullet to leadership, the obvious solution would be “love.” “The greatest of these” is always. . . love. How do we exemplify love? How does one love the unlovable, the resistant, the recalcitrant, and the people who don’t love you? How does love “hang in there” over the long haul? How do we restore the wayward, and comfort the downhearted? Jesus-leadership is love. Kevin Swanson speaks from 30 years of leadership experience in church and homeschooling organizations with which he has been involved. The relational church starts here, with love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.