Modified Pumpkin Killing 2020

by Element Christian Church

You're invited to Element's Pumpkin Killing October 25th from 12-3pm at Element, 4890 Bethany Lane. 

There will be Free pumpkins and activities, while supplies last. There will also be food trucks available for you to purchase and enjoy lunch or shaved ice. Take your pumpkins and food to go or enjoy one of our socially distanced family stations with all the supplies needed to paint and carve on site. Kids in costumes will also receive a free treat*. Hand sanitizing stations available, however no public restroom access.  

You're invited to Element's Pumpkin Killing October 25th from 12-3pm at Element, 4890 Bethany Lane.

Episode 7 of 'Talking Element' - Acts wk 40: Encouraging One Another with guest: Michelle Gee

by Element Christian Church

This week Michael and Aaron sits down with Michelle to discuss Acts week 40.

Questions Discussed: 

- Michelle’s song selection for services
- Where are we headed after Acts2 is over in a few weeks
- When was the last time you came alongside someone else and encouraged them by walking with them through troubled times, and vice versa? How did that make you feel?
- Michelle, Aaron and Michael spend a few minutes encouraging/building each other up.

Watch Acts Week 40's Livestream Here.

Episode 6 of 'Talking Element' - Acts wk 39: Snake Charmer Gospel with guest: Steve Pruett

by Element Christian Church

This week Michael and Aaron sits down with Steve to discuss Acts week 39.

Questions Discussed: 

- Steve’s adventures overseas as missionaries
- When was the last time you misjudged someone, or they misjudged you?
- How can we better understand God’s true redemptive grace?
- As Pastors, how do you respond to someone struggling with the silence of God?

Watch Acts Week 39's Livestream Here.

Episode 4 of 'Talking Element' - Acts wk 37: Knowing Who to Listen to with Aaron and Brandon

by Element Christian Church

This week Michael sits down with Aaron and Brandon McCool to discuss Acts week 37. Paul’s continuing journey now leads to a shipwreck…for the Glory of God. The waters that rage and the storms of life are no match for the creator God who has full dominion over all things. The Old Testament is full of reminders how God works to preserve the world by keeping the forces of evil at bay. This comes to complete fulfillment with Jesus: the incarnate God – the perfect revelation. Questions Discussed: 

- Brandon, What's it like bring married to an Element staffer?
- What things in your life do you allow to hold power over you, when in reality they don’t (of what are you still superstitious)?
- How do we trust Jesus, no matter what our fears say?
- How can we grow in proper knowledge of Jesus?

Watch Acts Week 37's Livestream Here.

Episode 3 of 'Talking Element' - Acts wk 36: Hasty Words with Aaron and Judy

by Element Christian Church

This week Michael sits down with Aaron and Judy Lees to discuss Acts week 36: Hast Words, where Paul bears witness to Jesus in all aspects of his life, including his trials. Paul both listens to others and speaks of God’s redemption with a simple message through the detours of life. What we learn, is that we can be honest about ourselves because the Good News is that God Himself is the one who cleans us up and uses all our weakness for His Glory.

Questions Discussed:
- In regards to our youversion reading plan on prayer, what/when are times you have grown through prayer?
- How are you in your life testifying/bearing witness to the Gospel?
- How can we have a clear conscience, resting in God's grace and not our works

Watch Acts Week 36's Livestream Here.

Episode 2 of 'Talking Element' - Acts wk 35: Except For These Chains with Aaron , Nic and Michael

by Element Christian Church

This week Michael sits down with Aaron and Nicholas Slocum to discuss Acts week 35: Except For These Chains, where Paul reveals he wants everyone to have faith as he does - except for the chains he finds himself in that have helped to build his faith.

Questions Discussed:
- Aaron's hope and prayer for series of Acts.
- In our world today, what are the things that people find most hard to accept about the call of Christianity?
- What personal chains have you experienced in life that helped grow your faith that you wish other's didn't have to endure?
- If someone is feeling weighed down by chains of life, what can they do to experience the freedom Paul talks about?

Watch Acts Week 35's Livestream Here.

Episode 1 of 'Talking Element' - Acts wk 34: Do You Believe with Aaron and Joseph

by Element Christian Church

This week Michael sits down with Aaron and Joseph Borjas to discuss Acts week 34: Do You Believe, where Paul shares his story and asks Agrippa: Do you believe?

Questions Discussed:
- Do you believe?
- How would those who don’t know Jesus, but know you, describe faith in Jesus, based on your life?
- In the areas where they misunderstand, how can you help them to understand?
- How would you encourage someone who hasn't seen Gospel Change in their life recently?

Watch Acts Week 34's Livestream Here.

Church Plant: Tom & Jing in Beuang Kan, Thailand

by Element Christian Church
 
 

Element's Mission is: To Glorify God by teaching and living out the Scriptures, transforming community into Gospel Community, and planting churches. And we are excited to talk about partnering with Tom and Jing in Beuang Kan, Thailand as they begin planting a church in the North-East part of Thailand.

Q&A Interview with Element's eFamily Support Team

by Element Christian Church
 
Interview with Cory, Jenna & Stephanie. Get to know them a little better and find out what they are working on right now in our eFamily ministry.
 
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Baptism Stories - July 5, 2020

by Element Christian Church

Last Sunday was a private Baptism! We wish we could have invited everybody, however with everything going on, we know you understand. Watch Ashley Slocum get baptized and read her story! We can still celebrate this wonderful event. If you wish to also be baptized, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Announcement: Element Re-Opening Plan as of May 27, 2020

by Element Christian Church

We had a meeting last night with certain key leaders from Element to discuss our next couple of weeks and what they look like. We talked about how to logistically honor Jesus, our county/state regulations, and you (as those who attend Element). What we have decided to do is continue livestreaming services with a few modifications:

  • This Sunday, May 31, will remain only Livestreamed as we have the past several weeks – nothing in person (and nothing personal – haha).
  • Next Sunday, June 7, we will Livestream all three services AND:
    • Open the building at the 11am service if you want to come and watch the pre-recorded service together in the sanctuary at Element (again, we can only have 75 people inside with social distancing).
    • At that 11am service we will have an outside viewing area where you can bring your own lawn chairs and socially distance in the fresh air (but again, there will be no children’s programs per county/state requirements so you will need to ‘police’ your own children).
    • We will release our guidelines for attending in person by next Wednesday.
  • The third Sunday, June 14, we will reassess the week before (after the state/county reassess) but most likely work on how to get more people to be able to meet together, and hopefully have more direction on children’s classes.

We are hoping you understand our position as we work towards opening in a way that honors who we are as community that loves Jesus and people. Unfortunately, our facility doesn’t have large enough extra rooms to accommodate taking all of us (and our kids) with 6 feet of space to make ‘normal’ services possible.

Questions? Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ministry Spotlight: Royal Family Kids Interview

by Element Christian Church

Learn more about our local chapter of Royal Family Kid from the co-directors who run it: Jan, Diane and Eric. Interview by Justine.

For more information, check out their website: https://santamaria.royalfamilykids.org
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Replay: Element Elders Discuss: Covid19 & The Church’s Response

by Element Christian Church

Our Elders, Mike Harman, Aaron Carlberg, and Eric Djafroodi, gathered to answer some questions recently asked to Element surrounding COVID-19. Listen to their responses both as individuals and for Element as an organization. The questions/topics discussed were:

- The Bible instructs us to not give up meeting with the believers, and the Constitution guarantees the freedom of peaceful gathering of people as well as the freedom of religion (without the interference of government). Do you feel this has been jeopardized and if so, when as Christians and if ever, do we choose not to regard the Governors orders.
- How do you feel about a possible mandatory COVID vaccination?
- How does the great commission look for us in these times? To all nations and people. (What is “the great commission”)
- When will Element start meeting in person again?

If you have questions from this video, email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get to Know: Interview with Lindsey Martino

by Element Christian Church

Get to know Lindsay, who has been a part of the Element Church family for several years, as Michael interviews her. You may not know her story, so we thought we would have her share it! We hope you are encouraged by her attitude towards life like we have been.

If you wish to send her a note of encouragement, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail us and we deliver it for you:

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