At Element, we teach in series. Pastor Ryan and our teaching team take 3-6 Sunday’s to focus in on a specific topic or book of the Bible. During a series, we’ll explore that topic or book of the Bible from many different angles emphasizing the message of the Bible with truth and grace. Then, we’ll move onto something new in our next series. Our team works hard to teach Biblical truth in a relevant, applicable way each and every week. Simply click any series logo to listen to the messages in that series.
RED LETTER PRAYERS (3/4/2018 - 3/25/2018)
If you're like most people you probably pray from time to time ... and if you're like most people you probably wonder dose prayer even work. The closest followers of Jesus had some of the same questions and they asked him to teach them how to pray. In this series, we'll spend some time studying the prayers of Jesus and learn how to pray in a way that actually works.
THE THIRD WHEEL (2/4/2018 - 2/18/2018)
The third wheel is a series for singles that takes a look at the epic story of Ruth, her mother-in-law Naomi, and a family she never knew she had. Throughout the story we'll see loss and pain as well as loyalty and celebration. Regardless of your situation, the third wheel is a series where you'll find yourself in the story and see how God uses human choice to accomplish his divine purpose.
Ground zero (1/7/2018 - 1/28/2018)
Building faith has to start somewhere. Whether you've never had a faith experience or the one you had felt like a bomb going off, Ground Zero is a great place to build faith from the ground up.
CHRISTMAS @ ELEMENT (12/24/2017)
How often do you pray R-rated prayers? If we want to have a relationship with God, and that relationship requires us to be vulnerable with Him, then is it okay to express some of our most unbecoming thoughts and experiences to Him? In today's message we'll learn some practical ways to refresh our intimacy with God. Ultimately, we'll learn that God doesn't want us to have faith that is empty, filtered, and calculated. That's why He moved first.
HOLIDAZE (12/3/17 - 12/17/17)
What does Christmas look like? Does it look like the hype of the perfect families portrayed in TV commercials? Or is there something else to it? In this series, we'll consider some ideas that will challenge the way we approach the Christmas holiday. Ultimately we'll discover that our hope is not in the hype of the holidays but our hope is in something greater, and hope in that something greater does not involve a setback as we move into 2018.
A Rock and a Hard Place (10/15/17 - 11/19/17)
Have you ever found yourself stuck between 2 choices and neither of them seems desirable? In this series, we'll take a look at a guy named David who found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place often and hopefully learn some helpful ways to handle our own struggle and situations in life.
Inked (9/3/17 - 10/8/17)
For many of us, tattoos are a way to remember the important moments of life. Whether its a tribute to someone in our lives, celebrating a life change, or marking ourselves so we never forget something of our past, ink has become a popular way of remembering the key things of life. Throughout this series, we'll take a deeper look at the truths we need to personally remember and apply to our lives daily.
the defiant one (7/30/17 - 8/27/17)
Throughout this series, we're going to take a look at how Jesus defied the norms of his day to reach people with hope, truth and grace. If you're trying to understand Jesus or want to know more about him, this series is for you!
Oversight (6/4/17 - 7/23/17)
In life, we all have people we look up to but how do we know if we're looking up to the right people? Oversight is a series designed to help us find the right people to follow as we continue to take our next steps in life and faith.
cursed (5/14/17 - 5/28/17)
Whether we cause it or not, when things go wrong in our lives, we're left asking the questions where is God and what is He doing. If you've ever asked those questions and wondered where He is in the midst of your storm, this series is for you. In this series, we'll take a look at people trying to do what's right, people trying to do what's wrong, and people stuck somewhere in between and we'll see where God is and what He's doing during those times in our lives.
superhuman (4/23/17 - 5/7/17)
Have you ever felt like life is out of balance? Better question, have you ever felt like life is in balance? What if balance isn't the goal? In this series, we take a look at what's a better pursuit than balance.
easter at element (4/16/17)
How do you feel about some of your closest friends? Is there a lot of trust and certainty between you? Or are there aspects of betrayal as well? In our Easter message, we take a look at the relationship between Jesus and Peter. We'll meet Peter at a time of guilt and shame, having denied that he even knew one of his closest friends, and find hope in the way Jesus restores him.
grafted (3/12/17 - 4/9/17)
Grafted is a series designed to help us understand that growth is a process and gives us the tools we need to grow more effectively and efficiently. So many times in life, we fail to give ourselves the grace to struggle as we grow but as we'll learn throughout this series, growth takes time.
Our hope for this series is that we'd all learn to give ourselves some grace and embrace the truth of where God is leading us
soul mates (2/12/17 - 3/5/17)
This series is designed to help you take a deeper look at your relationships and evaluate how healthy they are. Whether you're happily married, searching for Mr. or Mrs. Right, or happily single, Soul Mates is a series for you!
We all want great relationships in life and this series is designed to help you experience more satisfying relationships more often.
step by step (1/8/17 - 2/5/17)
At Element, we are here to help you take your next step with Christ. We talk about it often and many of us are willing to take the next step but we may be left wondering what it could be. During our Step by Step series, our goal is to help you discover your next step and equip you to actually take it.
We want to help you move past simply addressing some questions and begin satisfying our souls. \This series is designed to help you take your next step and begin satisfying that hunger!
NEW YEAR'S DAY 2017
New year's day is a time when most people decide to make some resolutions. In this morning's brief devotional, we take a look at Nehemiah and the way he made progress with his goals. His model can help us move from having goals in 2017 to accomplishing goals in 2017!
CHRISTMAS @ ELEMENT (12/24/16)
Merry Christmas! Hopefully you are enjoying the holiday with your loved ones! What is the purpose of Christmas? What is the purpose of Jesus? In our Christmas Eve message, we take a look at what the Bible says about the reason Jesus came to earth and what that means for our lives; both eternally as well as on a day-to-day basis.
The Dirty dozen (11/13-12/18)
Who were the apostles? Were they the saints that we celebrate or were they just ordinary men? Should they be put on a pedestal or brought down to Earth? If they were just ordinary men, what set them apart and eventually led them to turn the world upside down with the Gospel? Throughout this series, we'll take a closer look at who they were, how they changed the world, and how we can follow their example 2000 years later!
Decisions, Decisions (10/16/16 - 11/6/16)
Whether you're deciding who to vote for or what to make for dinner, every decision you make will have consequences, some good and some bad. The big question that leaves us asking is "how do I make the right decision?" Throughout this series, we take a look at not only the decisions we make but the perceptions we have and processes we go through to actually make a choice. If you've ever struggled to know what's best or to follow through with it, this series has the power to change your life!
Identity crisis (9/4/16 - 10/9/16)
In a world full of people desperately searching for their identity, we, the people of Element, want to be very clear about who we are and what we're committed to. In our series, Identity Crisis, we take a look at Element's core values and how they play out in our personal lives and in our church. If you've been checking us out and are interested to know more about who we are and what we believe, Identity Crisis is the series for you!
The 1% (8/7/16 - 8/28/16)
Reaching a city and a community can be a really tough thing to do and an even tougher thing to measure. How do you know when you've started to make a difference? How many people does it take? What does it take to begin to pull back the shades of darkness that surround the city of Laurel? Throughout this series, we'll take a look at who we need to reach, how we plan to reach them, and how we plan to measure our influence.
(Un)qualified (7/3/16 - 7/24/16)
This is a series about understanding your identity in light of who God who is. It's about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It's about charging into the gap between your present circumstances and your future dreams and meeting God there. After all, God can't bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are: a flawed and broken person. Fortunately, God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.
obsessed (6/5/16 - 6/26/16)
What comes to mind when you hear the word "obsessed"? Often that word is associated with negative things. But in this message, we will look at how the letters of Paul, and the leaders of Element, are obsessed with the things of God. Hopefully this series will help you ask some questions in your own life and enable you to discover your own God-honoring obsession.
#Warrior (5/1/16 - 5/29/16)
Have you ever felt like anger is negative emotion that you shouldn't have? How about aggression? At times, so many of us live our lives in shame constantly feeling like the emotions we have are things we should never feel. But what if God is responsible for giving us anger and aggression? That idea doesn't seem to sit well with our normal idea of church but what if God gave us that anger and aggression because there are some issues in life that he wants us to address that we need to get angry about if we're going to actually change things. This series is designed to give us a clearer view of God and more control over our emotions, namely our anger.
Money (4/3/16 - 4/24/16)
Many times in life it seems that anyone and everyone is trying to getting a piece of your wallet, even the church. Throughout our Money series, we take the time to answer some valuable questions ultimately helping us to experience more peace and fulfillment while minimizing the stress and struggle.
According to CNN, 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and, according to psychologists, each American thinks about money 99% of the time whether consciously or subconsciously. It doesn't end there though. Throughout Jesus's life, He focused many of His teachings on the biggest competitor for our heart, our money.
too good to be true (3/6/16 - 3/27/16)
Is a free trip to the Bahamas too good to be true? What about buying a Bentley with two pay stubs and a J.O.B.? What about grace and hope and forgiveness for broken and hurting people? Is that too good to be true? Have you ever thought that some things that the church teaches are just too good to be true?
We get it and throughout this series we'll take the time to study what Jesus taught and some of the cultural references He made as we gain a better understanding of how to take our next step with Christ.
love, sex, and dating (2/14 - 2/28/16)
We all want a better love life and all of us to experience a great sex life but as we go through the ups and downs, we find the areas of Sex, Love, and Dating to be really difficult to navigate and many of experience let down and regret. Throughout this series we take a look at God's intention for sex (Its awesome) and his intention for our lives as we pursue intimacy with our spouses. If you want a more fulfilling dating life with less regrets, click the picture and check out this series!
in your element (1/10/16 - 2/7/16)
We're asked often why we named the church "Element". In this series, we take the time to discuss the four elements of life that we believe we're called to minister to on a regular basis. Most people would agree that a church is supposed to minister to the Spiritual element but we are convinced that we're also called to minister to the Physical, Emotional, and Relational elements as well because at the end of the day,
If Jesus isn't Lord OF all in your life, soon He won't be Lord AT all in your life.
my crazy family (12/6/15 - 12/20/15)
We all come from crazy places and crazy families. Many people find themselves embarrassed about where they came from and who they're related to. My Crazy Family takes a look at the lineage of Jesus and, in particular, the two patriarchs of his bloodline, Abraham and David. Throughout this series we take a look at the crazier, more shameful parts of Abraham and David's life as we show that Jesus came from a dysfunctional family too. Maybe you've convinced yourself that you come from too much dysfunction to be used by God? Maybe you've convinced yourself that you're too messed up for God? My Crazy Family shows us how God uses people from all walks of life to accomplish His purposes.
man vs dude (11/8/15 - 11/29/15)
Being a male is great but unfortunately it doesn't make you a man. We live in a culture and society that doesn't do a great job of defining manhood. So what is it that actually makes you a man? Is it anatomical? Is it your max on the bench press? Is it the way that people respect you? In this series, we take a long look at four key areas of life: Pride, Priorities, Passivity, and People. We compare how a Man treats each area of life to the way that a Dude treats those same areas of life.
Are you ready to be the man God is calling you to be?
scars (10/11/15 - 11/1/15)
We've all been through some really tough moments in life. Many of those moments have left us with some pretty deep wounds that cause us to ask life's biggest questions. Questions like "Am I good enough?" or "Am I just a burden?" We all have questions and we all want to heal. Our goal for this series is that you'd move from the open wounds you're experiencing to a place of healed Scars. Scars are a reminder of the pain but not a current cause of pain.
Are you ready to discover if your pain has a purpose?