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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 Kurt Tuffendsam for more info.

Winter 2020

New Member Class
Location: Fairview Room
4 Weeks, Starting January 19th
Sundays 11am – 12:30pm
Instructor: Various Pastors
Cost: Free
Becoming a member of a local church is an important step toward maturity in Christ. This class will teach you what we believe, our core identities, and the benefits of membership at CTK. This is the beginning point for the membership process at Christ the King Church. 

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Biblical Soul Care
Location: Administrative Office
8 Weeks, Starting January 19th
Sundays 11am – 12:30pm
Instructor: Steve Freeburne
Cost: $15
This course seeks to help Christians develop their ability to care for others. The course covers the content developed by 15:20 Coalition, training Christians how to actively listen, apply Scriptural truths to brothers and sisters in Christ and counsel people through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

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Rooted in the Gospel
Location: Fairview Room
9 Weeks, Starting January 22nd
Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm
Instructor: Emily Creemer
Cost: $15
This class is an introduction to the gospel and the Christian life: (1) who is God, (2) the Bible, (3) suffering and the cost of discipleship, (4) spiritual warfare, (5) spiritual warfare, (6) obedience, good works, & mercy, (7) stewardship, (8) evangelism & missions, (9) the importance of the church.

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Evangelism and Missions
Location: Great Room
6 Weeks, Starting January 29th
Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm
Instructor: Kurt Tuffendsam
Cost: $15
One of the most transformative passages of the Bible is Matthew 28, where Jesus calls his followers to make disciples of all nations. But how do we do that? And what does it look like? This course examines the how and the why for evangelism and missions, along with ways Christians can join in to fulfilling Jesus’s command. 

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Parenting
Location: Great Room
7 Weeks, Starting January 25th
Saturdays 10am – 11:30am
Instructor: Brady & Michelle Faust/Various Parents
Cost: $15
Having kids is one of the greatest joys and most difficult tasks a person will ever undertake in life. Parents are called to be physical providers, emotional supporters, trainers, disciplinarians, teachers and shepherds as well as adapters from babies to toddlers to kids to teenagers to adults. How does one do it all? And how do Christians parent distinctively? This course looks at the overarching themes of parenting, as well as the nuts and bolts, raising up future generations to continue to magnify Christ as Lord. 

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2020 Spring + Summer Courses