At Element we know how hard it is to step into any community of people, especially a church, for the first time. In reality there is absolutely nothing we can do to alleviate those feelings except to let you know that everyone at Element has felt the exact same way at some point.
We are aware and will do our best to make you feel welcome.
-The Kernerman Dictionary defines element as "an essential part of anything" and the "surroundings that are necessary for life." At Element Church, we believe that the pressures of life constantly try to force us further away from what makes true life. In our humanity, we feel disconnected from who we truly are supposed to be... spiritual beings connected to our God. We are all on the journey and we invite you to let us journey with you.
We believe that God has placed people on this planet to have not only relationship with Him but with each other as well. True community is hard work as all human beings tend to be selfish and prideful but perseverance is what makes community truly meaningful.
Heritage: We believe the central truths of the historic orthodox Christian faith. We believe that Christianity today goes back, not only to the foundations of the apostles and prophets in New Testament Scripture (Ephesians 2:19-22), but also to Israel's rich history as the people of God seeking to know Him. Today this all comes to culmination in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Journey: We believe that knowing God is a journey and not a destination. We believe that as we grow closer to God through Christ, we will realize how deep the love of God is for all mankind. Because our faith is a journey, change is expected and rebirth is essential.
Community: All people bear the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and as such are worthwhile and to be treated with honor and respect. We believe we are to carry each other's burdens, worship Jesus with a common voice, confess and pray with one another, and suffer and celebrate together.
Service: We believe that Jesus was God in human flesh, and that the church is to be the main thrust of God's ongoing presence in the world. Jesus, though God, came as a servant (Philippians 2) and illustrated how we are to live and love others. As followers of Christ, we are to fight injustice, relieve suffering, and be a compelling force for good in the world, as we care about the things God cares about.