The 2020 Man Talk Conference

with Eric Ludy

MAY 22—24, 2020 

In Windsor, Colorado or Via Simulcast

The Man Talk is a weekend designed to stick the grit back in the Christian man, the pluck back in the preacher, the growl back in the father, the purpose back in the husband, and the life back in the believer.  This conference will pull no punches and promise no comfort.  It will not be a retreat, but rather a call to the front lines of war — to see men made ready in this hour of dire need to live strongly, suffer joyfully, and die singing for the glory of Jesus Christ.



Some of you have asked whether we still plan to hold this event in light of current events.  The answer is yes!  We are moving forward as planned, as we do not expect the COVID-19 outbreak to impact gatherings taking place in the late spring.  That said, we will continue to monitor the situation and if things change, we will be sure to update you promptly.  We know it will be refreshing to gather together to seek Jesus and be spiritually encouraged after so many weeks of uncertainty and isolation.  (And please note that you also have the option to join us via simulcast if that will work better for your situation.)  Any questions, feel free to reach out to us here. (Please see our cancellation/refund policy in the FAQ below).  We look forward to seeing what God has in store for this event and hope you can join us in person or via simulcast!



Something has gone missing in the corridors of the Christian faith.  There is an unmistakable odor of compromise, cowardice, and convenience that has replaced the ancient fragrance of brave living, bold speaking, and brazen sacrifice that has always hallmarked the twice-born of Christ. The strong cologne of the Messiah must again be worn by God's men.  And it is this life-altering yet oft-offensive cologne that we aim to pursue at The Man Talk 2020.


Join Eric Ludy on May 22-24, 2020 in Windsor, Colorado (or anywhere in the world via online simulcast).


Our mission is to audaciously venture to the well of Christ, let down our timid souls into this penetrating fragrance of heavenly grace, and come out the other side, the brave, the bold, and the brazen.


If you are ready to don the ancient infamy of Christ alongside your persecuted brothers around the world and truly begin to do the work of saving, rescuing, daring, sacrificing, preaching, and loving — then don't miss this gathering of men.  The world is hanging in the balance and God is asking you to rise up and do something.



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, which ranks as one of the top-selling Christian relationship books of all time.  Eric and Leslie have been married for over twenty-five years and have six children, four of whom were adopted.  Learn more about Eric at and

“In the past, my sons and I have gone away for a 'birds and the bees' weekend event.  They were good, but this weekend had a way of bringing back the nobility and the sacredness to manhood and to our interactions with the opposite sex.  There were profound truths that were presented in a clear and practical way and it was beneficial for both me and my boys."
— Keith L., father in PA

“Pray God to send a few men with what the Americans call “grit” in them; men, who: when they know a thing to be right, will not turn away or aside, or stop; men who will persevere all the more because there are difficulties to meet or foes to encounter; who stand all the more true to their Master because they are opposed; who, the more they are thrust into the fire, the hotter they become; who, just like the bow, the further the string is drawn the more powerfully it sends forth its arrows, and so the more they are trodden upon, the more mighty will they become in the cause of truth against error.”



“I appreciate the way the father/son mechanic works in this program.  My dad is my best friend, and I really appreciated getting to spend even more time than we usually do.  Him becoming my accountability partner is one of the best things that's happened to me as a son."
— Tate F., age 16


All times reflect MDT.   Schedule is subject to change.



Friday, May 22


2:00 – 6:00pm   Conference Check-In

Note: Dinner on your own (several restaurants are nearby). 


6:30 – 7:00pm   Welcome + Session One: The Return of Grit



Saturday, May 23


7:30 – 8:30am   Breakfast (for On-Campus Attendees) 


9:15 – 10:30am   Daily Thunder


10:30 – 11:00am   Break & Refreshments


11:00 – 12:15pm   Session Two: Brave Living


12:15 – 2:30pm   Lunch (provided) & Break 


2:30 – 3:45pm   Session Three: Bold Speaking


3:45 – 4:15pm   Break & Refreshments


4:15 – 5:30pm   Session Four: Brazen Sacrifice


5:30 – 6:45pm   Dinner (provided)


7:00pm   Evening Activity



Sunday, May 24


7:30 – 8:30am   Breakfast (for On-Campus Attendees)


9:15 – 10:30am   Daily Thunder







Early Bird Pricing!

Register by April 15


On-Campus Housing dorm-style rooms

All Meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday

Comprehensive Notebook



Early Bird Pricing!

Register by April 15


Arrange your own housing and meals*

*Lunch + Dinner are provided on Saturday

Comprehensive Notebook



Early Bird Pricing!

Register by April 15


*Simulcast Details: Stream the conference from your own personal computer, host a small group in your home, or fill an entire church with men to enjoy this event together.  The simulcast is a convenient way to experience this life-changing truth no matter where you are in the world.  And you'll have access to the sessions until December 31, 2020, so you can choose to watch them at a time that works best for you!

“You can have all kinds of good theories and go to lots of conferences, homeschool meetings, and read a lot of books ... and yet your kids aren't magically "better" like you think they should be.  This weekend has given me tools to help me help my sons.  It's benefited me now and will going forward in the future as well."
— Randy Albertson, father


What age group is this conference appropriate for?

Is there a registration deadline?

What if I have to cancel my registration?  Can I receive a refund?

If you registered for this event prior to March 24, 2020 and need to cancel your registration on or before May 1, 2020 you can:

  • Send someone else in your place
  • Request a refund of your registration cost. (Note: a $25 cancellation fee will apply.)
  • ​If you need to cancel your registration after May 1, 2020, no refunds can be provided. However, you may apply your registration toward a future event or choose to send someone else in your place. 

​If you registered for this event after March 24, 2020 and need to cancel your registration, we apologize that refunds cannot be provided due to a modification in our refund policy effective on March 24, 2020. However, we invite you to apply your registration fee toward a future event or choose to send someone else in your place. 


In the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances (i.e. a public health order) force us to postpone or cancel the in-person event, refunds cannot be offered, but your registration fee will automatically be applied to a simulcast registration for this event, along with a $50 credit toward a future event of your choice. We so appreciate your understanding and support of our ministry through these unprecedented times.

Will there be DVDs of the conference for sale?

What if I am under 18?

If I attend live, will I receive conference session downloads?

If I am staying on-campus, can I request a specific roommate?

What are the Ellerslie Campus accommodations like?

How can I get directions to the conference?

What airport do I fly into?  Is there a shuttle?


What airport do I fly into?  Is there a shuttle?

Can I download the sessions?

Can I host more than one event?

Can I host an event after December 31st?

Are there terms & conditions that I need to know about?

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655 Southwood Lane
Windsor, CO 80550