eFamily! - Children and Youth

Like everything else you will find at Element, eFamily! ministries are all about Jesus!

eFamily! Mission

eFamily! exists to support parents to help students to KNOW Jesus through the teaching of the scriptures, to GROW in their relationship with Jesus through the application of the scriptures, and to SHOW Jesus to the people and communities around them through the sharing and modeling of the Gospel. We accomplish this mission through fun eFamily! events and age-and-stage ministry classes/gatherings.

eFamily! ministries include:

Within each of our age-and-stage ministries, we are passionate about supporting and walking beside families as their kids discover and learn what it looks like to live for Jesus. In addition to helping families and kids grow in faith, safety is an eFamily! priority. Every volunteer is background checked and fingerprinted. We also have a state-of-the-art check-in system for kids from birth through 5th grade so that parents can rest assured that their child(ren) will only be released to them.

eFamily! Events for Everyone

Each month, eFamily! aims to host events where families, kids, and adults (of all ages) can interact and participate together. Some events are just for fun, like ‘Bubble Sunday,’ and some are strategically designed to build stronger families, like Change Their View (or CTV). View the Element Event Calendar to see what upcoming eFamily! events are on the horizon.

eLittles! and eKids!

eLittles! and eKids! are the younger sections of eFamily! Every Sunday morning our amazing eLittles! and eKids! leaders teach fun, meaningful, and age-appropriate lessons that point the kids to Jesus and the truth of the Gospel through guided play, hands-on activities, God’s Word, and scripture memory. In addition to Sundays, eLittles! and eKids! have separate monthly age specific activities and events, such as:

  • eLittles! bi-weekly playdates
  • eKids! 4th Friday Film & Fun night
  • others

View these and other events on the Element Event Calendar.

Planning to visit eLittles! or eKids!? Help us help you get your child(ren) checked-in easier by pre-registering your family and kids. Other questions? Contact Justine at jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (eLittles!) or Angela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (eKids!).

Youth - Middle+ & High School

Middle+ and High School are the older sections of eFamily! We aim to help students appreciate how Jesus is relevant to our lives at any stage by addressing their distinct needs and questions.  We also seek to equip parents to understand and communicate with their students by facilitating conversations and offering resources and support. Have questions or want more info? Reach out to Christie (Middle+) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kevin (High School) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Hangout

All 6th-12th grade folks are invited to join us (most) every Tuesday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the Element Barn for "The Hangout." Come for some or all of the time and simply have fun with us. The Hangout gives teens a space to catch up with friends and youth leaders, play ping-pong or Nintendo Switch, learn a new card or board game, and overall build community together.

Winter Camp

Attention all 6th-12th grade students - Element is heading to Hartland for Winter Camp February 16-19, 2024! For $295, you get transportation to and from camp, three days/nights of friends, food, fun, and time to grow in faith. You can reserve your spot with just a $50 deposit. There are also various fundraising opportunities so please reach out to Christie or Kevin if finances are holding you back. Deadline to register is January 7, but these spots sell out very quick camp-wide so the sooner we receive your deposit, the better.

Camp Theme: In a culture shouting to focus on yourself, believe in yourself, get plenty of "me time," and pursue happiness above all else, the timeless echo of the Bible emerges. It reminds us that life's purpose surpasses self-indulgence; it's a canvas to reflect the divine. God created us for one primary purpose: to glorify Him. So let's take some time this winter to "fix our eyes on Jesus" (Hebrews 12:2) and a lot less time focusing on ourselves.

Sign up online here: https://ourelement.churchcenter.com/calendar/event/140035913 

 

Middle+

Middle+ is Element's expanded Middle School ministry for students in 6th-9th grade. Middle+ meets most every Sunday during the 10:45 am service. On the last Sunday of each month, Middle+ students attend the adult service with their families to facilitate family discussion and integrate students into the larger church body - and then meet for a 'fun event' in the afternoon or evening.

The average Middle+ meeting includes a biblical message followed by student community time ­­– modeled after our vision of seeing every believer engaging in a Gospel Community. During this community time, students dive deep into the message, seeing how it relates to the life they are living today, and how the Gospel challenges us to change and grow. Students pray for each other and encourage each other on their individual spiritual journeys. Sunday mornings in Middle+ are rounded out with time to socialize and connect students and leaders through fun and engaging games and activities.

High School

High School ministry gathers at 6:00pm most Sundays during the school year in the Element Barn.

High School Sunday gatherings include time for fun, a biblical message, and shared life in community with peers and adults. Particularly important, community time encourages students to dive deeper into the message, draw comparisons to their life, and explore how the Gospel drives and changes us and our choices. Our goal in High School ministry is to challenge students’ beliefs and standards in a way that allows the students to own their faith personally. We also seek to prepare them for life after High School - and some of the life challenges that may come as they leave home.