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Commonwealth Academy


"to equip the saints

for works of ministry"

— Ephesians 4:12

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Commonwealth Academy


"to equip the saints

for works of ministry"

— Ephesians 4:12

About the Academy

The Commonwealth Academy seeks to "equip the saints for works of ministry" (Ephesians 4:12) through deliberate Bible study and discipleship. 

Our courses and resources are available for everyone. We began as a teaching ministry for the American Commonwealth Region of churches in ICOC as well as sister churches throughout Australia, the Caribbean, Fiji, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the UK

In 2016, we will offer four MTA (aka TentMakers) classes — Biblical Exegesis I, Biblical Exegesis II, DiscipleMakers, and New Testament Survey. We will also facilitate the completion of the BodyBuilders III, Christ Formed in You Discipling curriculum for over 150 Bible Talk Leaders; provide congregational teaching events via our MeatEaters curriculum to over 12 churches; launch the eMancipators program as a weekly support group throughout Hampton Roads Church; and facilitate web-based support for NetMenders. It's also our hope that many will take advantage of our CrossBearers and DiscipleMakers courses that are available for download from the site. 

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Curriculum


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Curriculum


SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL Programs INCLUDE:

  • CrossBearers establishes foundational convictions for the recently baptized disciple.
  • NetMenders deliberately employs principles and practices of self discipline for spiritual formation into Christ

  • DiscipleMakers equips disciples to go and make disciples as they study G od’s Word with seekers

  • eMANcipators provides resources to set disciples free from slavery to sexual sin

  • BodyBuilders trains young leaders to become more effective Bible Talk leaders who build up the body of Christ
  • MeatEaters provides solid food for disciples who are ready to deepen their knowledge and application of God’s Word

  • TentMakers (this is the MTA program) equips the “working staff” (e.g. Aquila & Priscilla) for ministry roles and responsibilities. Commonwealth Academy offers most of the MTA core courses. You can find out more about MTA at icocmta.org.

Check out our new course on Sanctified Discipleship!

CrossBearers establishes foundational convictions for the recently baptized disciple.

CrossBearers establishes foundational convictions for the recently baptized disciple.

DiscipleMakers equips disciples to go and make disciples as they study G od’s Word with seekers

DiscipleMakers equips disciples to go and make disciples as they study G od’s Word with seekers

BodyBuilders trains young leaders to become more effective Bible Talk leaders who build up the body of Christ

BodyBuilders trains young leaders to become more effective Bible Talk leaders who build up the body of Christ

MeatEaters provides solid food for disciples who are ready to deepen their knowledge and application of God’s Word

MeatEaters provides solid food for disciples who are ready to deepen their knowledge and application of God’s Word

eMANcipators provides resources to set disciples free from slavery to sexual sin

eMANcipators provides resources to set disciples free from slavery to sexual sin

NetMenders deliberately employs principles and practices of self discipline for spiritual formation into Christ

NetMenders deliberately employs principles and practices of self discipline for spiritual formation into Christ

TentMakers (this is the MTA program) equips the “working staff” (e.g. Aquila & Priscilla) for ministry roles and responsibilities. Commonwealth Academy offers most of the MTA core courses. You can find out more about MTA at icocmta.org.

TentMakers (this is the MTA program) equips the “working staff” (e.g. Aquila & Priscilla) for ministry roles and responsibilities. Commonwealth Academy offers most of the MTA core courses. You can find out more about MTA at icocmta.org.

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Campuses


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Campuses


ACR CAMPUS

The ACR (American Commonwealth Region - Family of Churches) bases its classes throughout the eastern US. Its main campus is located in Norfolk, VA in the Hampton Roads Church. Ed Anton directs this campus. Its courses will appear both on the ACR page and on the Calendar. Matt Fisk directs the Campus Commonwealth Academy programs. 

UK CAMPUS

The UK classes are based mainly in London and Birmingham, England. It has offered ministry training programs since 1994. Malcolm Cox directs this campus. Be sure to follow the UK page for all upcoming classes available via this campus. 

Bangalore Campus

The Bangalore campus serves over 60 churches throughout the Indian subcontinent. Shaijus Philip directs this campus.

Australia Campus

Sydney and Melbourne host most of the classes for the Australian Campus of Commonwealth Academy. Students participate from churches throughout the South Pacific. Sam Cameron directs the Australian Campus. Stay on top of the course offerings in the South Pacific via the Australia Campus page