a Church of all ages loving God, self & others at the Intersection of Christ & Culture.

A Church of all ages

Element is a local church of all ages in a generationally diverse city. We are students, singles, families, kids, babies, empty nesters & retirees.

Love God

The greatest commandment is to love God with all we have. We believe God owns everything and we joyfully live in surrender &repentance to His direction and love

Love Self

We can only love others to the degree we learn to love ourselves. This isn't self centric, but God centric. We accept ownership for our  spiritual journey with Jesus.

Love Others

The great commandment culminates in God's assignment to love others as self. We seek to live lives of service to those around us, inside and outside the church.


A college campus is the most strategic mission field in the world. MSU is a 55,000 person international intersection of Christ & Culture. There is no better place on earth for a local church to exist than right here.

Christ & Culture

Jesus' embodiment of Grace & Truth (John 1:14) was the ultimate installment of God's answer for a lost and broken world. We grow & love at the intersection of who Jesus is and what the world needs.

Why we love our city

Element Church launched with a simple idea:
“change the backyard. change the world.”

Since the beginning Element has endeavored to exist geographically within East Lansing: an international city full of diversity in age, culture, race, ethnicity, economics and politics. In short, East Lansing Michigan is a microcosm of the world in one place. It sits on the eastern doorstep of the state of Michigan's capitol city, boasts small town charm with big city amenities, is an easy drive from Detroit and Chicago and also houses the  55,000 student, internationally connected, Michigan State University.  Each year thousands of young, motivated leaders from over 130 + countries are formed here in our backyard. Tomorrow, these leaders will direct influential city centers, schools and organizations. Element is strategically positioned to pour the life of Jesus into a "river" that moves through East Lansing, MSU and touches every corner of culture, in every country of the world.

It takes all generations to reach the next one, and that is why we are committed to be a Church of all ages loving God, self and others at the intersection of Christ & Culture in the special city we love: East Lansing, MI.