Why we exist.

We began as a group of people wanting to do something to bring positive change to the community of Millvale. In doing so, we started a group called, "Millvale Matters," to serve the community through meeting the needs of others. Millvale Matters continues to serve our community by searching out ways to show the love of God through service. As the efforts of Millvale Matters began to take on momentum, it became clear to us that this group could possibly become more effective in Millvale if we started a church.


Element Church is that church and is called to reach and serve here in Millvale and the greater Pittsburgh area.


We believe that being a part of the Kingdom of Jesus means that we bring heaven here to earth. So we throw parties, eat together, clean up trash from our streets, and talk to people about Jesus.


Some of the events we do each year are: 

  • The Great Millvale Egg Hunt
  • Adopt-a-Block Cleanups
  • Game Nights
  • Backpack Block Party
  • Annual Halloween Carnival & Millvale Trunk or Treat
  • Free Breakfast Services

What We Believe

ABOUT THE BIBLE

We believe that God verbally inspired the writing of the Bible. The Holy Spirit directed the various authors to write God's truth, working with and through their personalities and writing styles to produce one coherent and error-free work. We believe the canon of Scripture, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the complete written revelation of God to man. It is from God's Word that we draw all of our other beliefs.  


ABOUT GOD

There is one true God. He is the Creator and Ruler of everything, seen and unseen. He exists eternally as one Being revealed to us in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. He came as God in the flesh. He lived a sinless life, offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins by His death on the cross, and rose from the grave three days later, showing His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again someday to reign as King over all the earth. After Jesus returned to His place in heaven, the Holy Spirit was sent to counsel, comfort, convict, and empower believers.


ABOUT PEOPLE

The pinnacle of God's creation was mankind, handcrafted in His image, to reflect His glory, to live in fellowship with Him, and to care for His creation. Satan, the enemy of God and man, tempted the first humans to choose to follow their own way instead of God's, and humanity, through a willful choice, decided to act against God. As a result, sin and evil entered creation, severing the perfect fellowship between God and man, between individual people, and between man and the rest of creation. 


God, in His infinite love, did not abandon mankind in its brokenness. He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sins by His own death. Jesus' sacrifice on the cross made a restored relationship with God available for every person. This salvation is not something that can be earned by trying to be a better person or by doing more good things, it is God's free gift. When we recognize Jesus' death as the payment for our sins and accept Him into our lives, we receive eternal life. From that point on, the Holy Spirit works in us to help us obey God's commands and to become more like our Savior.


ABOUT THE CHURCH

The Church is not a building. The Church is people. The Bible calls the Church the Body of Christ. We are the living representation of Jesus on earth. This means that the Church has the responsibility to carry on the mission of Jesus – helping people to have a restored relationship with God. We are called to make disciples; to lead others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and then prepare them to do the same.


The Church is more than a group of people worshiping God on a Sunday morning. It is the hands and feet of Jesus. We are to reach out to everyone we can with love and compassion, meeting practical and spiritual needs as we are able, every day of the week.