Element Academy

The Purpose of Element Academy
CTK Church exists to help people know, love, and obey Jesus as Lord over all of life. Element Academy exists to support, develop, and expand the church’s mission by teaching and equipping people with theological truth and ministry skills. Element Academy aims to be a robust, local, church based, self-sustained, theologically reformed, and contextually aware training academy.

Three Levels of Instruction
Foundations classes teach the building blocks of discipleship for someone to walk with Jesus for a lifetime. These courses are designed for people who are (1) non-believers, (2) newer believers, (3) college students, and (4) short-term residents. Those who complete all four foundations courses will be awarded a “Foundations Certificate.” The foundations certificate can be completed in less than two years. Foundations courses will cover the importance of scripture, prayer, community, evangelism, giving, church membership, and so forth. 

Core Classes build on the foundations classes and are designed to equip believers to know, love, and obey Jesus as Lord over all of life. These are like the “Gen Ed” courses in a typical seminary catalogue that every student must complete, such as Systematic Theology, OT survey, NT survey, Biblical Interpretation, evangelism, church history, and so forth. These courses are designed for committed believers who are maturing in their faith and/or those who are pursuing church leadership.

Elective Classes provide a deeper dive into particular subjects that are relevant to our church or skill development for church leaders. Electives are classes such as parenting, discovering God’s will, film and theology, managing personal finances, and so on. Classes that formerly were part of equipping elders in pastor school will be taught as Electives. 

Teaching Teams and other ways to help
Our desire is to form teaching teams that can develop the content for each class and be available to teach the same class in the future with minimal additional preparation. There are also other ways to help, such as administration, registration, graphic design, promotions, finding meeting space for classes, and so on.

If you have an interest in teaching or helping in other ways, please contact Brady Faust for more info.

Spring 2020

Systematic Theology 1
Location: Zoom Video Conference
8 Weeks, Starting April 5th
Sundays 830am – 10am
Instructor: Eric Tuffendsam
Cost: FREE
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. In Systematic Theology 1, this class covers the doctrines of God’s Word, God, and humanity.

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Gospel Centered Woman
Location: Zoom Video Conference
4 Weeks, Starting April 2nd
Thursdays 6:30m – 8:00pm
Instructor: Lauren Thomas Healy
Cost: FREE
Help women see that the gospel bridges the gap between God’s good design for womanhood and the fallen world in which womanhood is displayed.

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Old Testament Survey: Genesis-Esther
Location: Zoom Video Conference
8 Weeks, Starting April 2nd
Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Instructor: Jason Hudson
Cost: FREE
For many Christians, the Old Testament seems like an impossible read and more confusing than helpful. But it is also God’s inerrant Word, the foundation and history of the Christian faith as well as applicable wisdom and truth to life of every Christian today. This survey course explores the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy) as well as the Historical books of the Old Testament (Judges-Esther).

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2020 Summer Courses