vision: why we exist

we lead people to know god, find freedom, discover purpose and make a difference. 


why east lansing?

Element people are compelled by a simple rally cry: “change the backyard. change the world.”

It is often said “Element exists in a 55,000 person international leadership incubator… on a revolving door”. Today, thousands of young, motivated leaders from over 130 + countries learn in East Lansing. Tomorrow, those leaders will direct influential city centers, schools and organizations while the next generation of 55,000 leaders enter East Lansing in their place. Element is strategically positioned to pour “the life of Jesus into a river” that moves through East Lansing and touches every corner of culture, in every country of the world. 


values: our leadership behaviors

  1. we honor people
  2. we listen in surrender
  3. we stay teachable
  4. we make it better
  5. we are honest
  6. we steward well
  7. we empower leaders