Arrows Out Lives
We are an arrows out people.
Our mission is becoming the church among the unchurched—just as God came to dwell among us.
Our vision is that every person, in every place, would experience all of Jesus–his compassion, forgiveness, power, grace, truth, love.
And from an old graffiti tag on the outside of our building, we have co-opted this rally cry: ARROWS OUT!
Let’s be an arrows out peopleIt requires that we think differently, live differently, and love greatly. As individuals and as a church.
Will you join us in living an arrows out life?
Where you live, work, study, and play?
Will you be for those far from God, for the poor and sick, at risk and vulnerable, for the sojourner and lonely, those bound and stuck.
God has given us each a place–where we live, work, study or play–and then he asks, "Will YOU follow ME?" To be arrows out means that every person, in YOUR every place, would experience all of Jesus through YOU!
Heartland’s core values help describe who we are and what we’re about. Our hope is that they are representative of the essence of what it means to be a part of our community.
with yourself, one another, and God
wherever you are
by giving ourselves away
take Jesus seriously, including his joy
Our journey began in June of 1986, when 28 people gathered together to plant a church–one dedicated to being for people who didn't do church. Or get church. Or know what they thought about God just yet. It began small, with teaching from an ironing board in a family’s basement on Sunday mornings. Through prayer, planning, invitations–and the undeniable movement of God–the church grew steadily and branched out to larger venues to welcome people who were curious. After years in Overland Park and planting six additional churches, Heartland moved to it's new home in Olathe!
The 411 About Heartland
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