Element Christian Church
NRABV* - Seventeen: 2 or 3 Gathered Together
Locations & Times
  • Element Christian Church
    4890 Bethany Ln, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Welcome to Element
We strive to ensure the biggest thing people think when they hear about Element is Jesus! We aim to glorify God by teaching and living out the Gospel, transforming community into Gospel community, and planting churches.
Fall Market - 9/24/22
Come shop with various local artisans and resellers from 9a-3p

List of Quick Connect Groups

These short-term, open groups are designed to help people get better connected at Element through weekly gatherings that consist of conversation, sermon discussion, and prayer.


Women's Bible Study

Get the schedule and sign up here.


Change Their View (CTV) Registration

Find out dates and register for our upcoming family event: CTV!


CTV Volunteer Sign Up

We need help! See below how you can assist our eFamiles team with this event.


The Weekender

A 2 day course covering basic Christian doctrine, Element's philosophy of ministry, and explanations on why Element believes and does the things we do. Get all the details and sign up at the link below.


New to Element? Need prayer? Just want to connect?

Click the link to fill out our Digital Connect Card so we can know you were here and send you a "Welcome" email.


Start Serving

Click the link below to see all the various areas you can serve at Element and sign up to help

Church Center - the app
Free in your phone's app store and a huge resource to stay in touch with Element! Download today!
This week's song list
Interested in looking for some of the songs we sang this week? Here's the titles and original artists:

One God - Ghost Ship
Today is the Day - Lincoln Brewster
To Live is Christ - Sidewalk Prophets
You are My King (Amazing Love) - The Worship Initiative
Your Name is Power - Rend Collective
In Tenderness - Citizens
Never Read A Bible Verse*
*without context

Week Sixteen: 2 or 3 Gathered Together

Church discipline sounds controlling; yet Jesus teaches us that in love and grace confrontation may need to happen. Why should one Christian confront another?
Why should we confront:

1. Confrontation shows that we VALUE those we confront. Matt 18:20 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one.
2. Confrontation is done in the hope of forgiveness and family reconciliation.
3. Confrontation stops little things from becoming larger things.
Confrontation, when properly done, helps protect the body of Christ.
4. Confrontation is a command of Jesus.

How do we confront:

1. Go and gain. A private conversation.
2. Establish evidence with 2-3 people in relationship.
3. Go to the body of believers in hope of reconciliation

When we follow the truth of the Gospel, this is grace. Saying no in some circumstances, but always welcoming back.
Discussion Starters

• How have you been offended or too proud to take correction?

• How has being confronted made you feel small?

• Do you think others afraid of correcting you?

• How do you apply the Gospel to your life when someone has offered correction?

• How can confrontation show us that we value those we confront?

• How does confrontation stop the little things from becoming larger things?

• Do you find yourself wanting someone to feel bad more than repenting and return to Christ?

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