Heartland Community Church

Heartland Community Church eNews

Thursday, October 11, 2018


{new series at heartland}

Join us every Sunday in October for Truth: A Love Story

We believe that God calls His Church to be a safe people that can talk about difficult things. Through our Truth: A Love Story series we will explore topics that include anxiety, depression, mental illness, and suicide. These are complex conversations that we hope to approach thoughtfully, scripturally and holistically towards healing and wholeness.

If these topics are likely to be triggering for you, however, please use discretion as you consider whether to attend.

Above all, we are for a grounded hope to rise as we gather – for those among us who suffer silently, for our next generation, and as we all approach the holiday season. So join us as we step together into the light of God’s Truth, the greatest love story ever lived.

  • October 7: In Love
  • October 14: Anxiety/Depression
  • October 21: Suicide
  • October 28: Together

You can reach our Care Team at 913.341.5820, ext 330.

Johnson County Mental Health Center Crisis Line: 913.268.0756
Suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255 or Text: 741741
If this is an emergency, please call 911.


4-day prayer initiative

October 22-25, Hours Vary, Prayer Space

Join us for an hour of prayer in our self-guided prayer space. You can sign up with friends, family or solo for a one-hour time slot on the following days. CLICK HERE to sign up!

  • Monday, October 22, 9-5 PM
  • Tuesday, October 23, 9-8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 24, 9-8 PM
  • Thursday, October 25, 9-5 PM


arrows worship night

Thursday, October 25, 7-9 PM, Auditorium

Join us for an evening of worship. Come as you are, no sign up required.


continuing the conversation

Monday, November 5, 7-8:30 PM on the dock

Please join us for Continuing the Conversation from the Sunday teaching series Truth: A Love Story on Monday, November 5th, 7:00-8:30 PM on the Dock at Heartland.

Dan Deeble will host guest panelists Joe Karlin, Founder of the Tom Karlin Foundation, Dr. Chris Habben, Professor of MFT & Associate MSFT Program Director at Friends University, and Andrea Gerry, MS, LCMFT as they discuss anxiety, depression and suicide in an open and safe environment. This evening will provide an opportunity for Q&A with the panelists.

Childcare is not available for this event. CLICK HERE to sign up.


{for everyone}

seeking awesome people to serve in heartland kids ministry!

Sundays @ 9, 11 or 5

We want to invite you into our mission of pouring into our next generation by creating an environment for all kids to have fun, feel known, and learn about Jesus.

–Learn what your child is learning
–Extend hospitality to kids and parents
–Make friends with some of our 255 volunteers

We are praying for 100 more folks to serve with our kids to fulfill this mission. Specific needs are listed on the back!

Here are our current needs!

Greeters: 9 AM, 2; 11 AM, 1; 5 PM, 1
Nursery Volunteers: 9 AM: Babies, 4; Crawlers, 5; Toddlers, 5
11 AM: Babies, 2; New Walkers, 4; Toddlers, 3
Preschool Volunteers: 9 AM: Young preschool, 10; Old preschool, 2
11 AM: Young preschool, 12; Old Preschool, 12
K/1 Volunteers: 9 AM: K girls, 2; K boys, 2; 1st girls, 1; 1st boys, 4
11 AM: K girls, 3; K boys, 4; 1st girls, 4; 1st boys, 3
2nd-4th Volunteers: 9 AM: 2nd boys, 2; 3rd girls, 4; 3rd boys, 1; 4th girls, 2; 4th boys, 4; 11 AM: 2nd girls, 2; 2nd boys, 2; 3rd boys, 4; 4th boys, 3
Through The Roof Special Needs Volunteers: 11 AM: 4
Kids’ Production Volunteers: 9 & 11: Guitar, 2; Drums, 2; Vocalists, 2; Bass, 1; Tech, 2; Drama Director, 1; Drama Actors: 3 (boys in particular); 5 PM: Tech, 1

CLICK HERE to sign up now, and Liz Meyer will be in touch!


{adult communities}

join a journey community

Visit A Journey Community

We were created to experience life in community. Heartland’s Journey Communities are gatherings of 3-12 people meeting regularly where you live, work, study or play. They hang out, learn about Jesus together and share their lives.

Communities often use The Journey study guide and our Sunday messages as the content for their gatherings. Groups may also work with a variety of Bible materials based on where their community wants to go. Test drive a Journey Community for a few weeks to see if it is right for you. Life is better when we journey together!

To find a Journey Community near you, CLICK HERE and search current offerings.

Be a Journey Community Host/Leader

Don’t see something that fits your time, location, stage of life or topic preference? CLICK HERE to sign up as Journey Community host/leader. We will pair you with a coach and send you training information to help you get started!



upcoming heartland collection/donation events


Save the dates below to plan your Fall and Winter arrows out opportunities. More details will be available as each event approaches.Thanks for practicing generous living with us and helping those in our community!

  • November 18: Thanksgiving Meal Sponsorships (Sign Up Begins October 21)
  • December 2: Gifts from the Heart Tag Pick Up (Due Back December 9)
  • December 30: Meals from the Heart Food Packing (All Day Event, Shift Sign Up Coming in December)


trust based parenting in real life

October 23, 6-8 PM, Youth Lounge

Come learn what connection before correction really looks like and get ideas on how to get your child to do what you need them to do when they refuse. Learn what trust based relational intervention looks like when things get ugly. Instruction by Kay Heikes, LMSW & TBRI trained practitioner and educator. Foster training hours certification will be provided. 

Childcare is available, registration required in advance. CLICK HERE to register.

{care communities}

rebuilding following a separation or divorce?

Tuesdays September 4-December 4 @ 6:30 PM (join any time!)

DivorceCare’s 13-week class will begin Tuesday, September 4, at 6:30 PM here at Heartland. DivorceCare offers practical information to help you in healing from your separation or divorce through video teaching by experts on divorce and recovery subjects, group discussion on the video teaching and an opportunity to continue processing through daily individual work. 

Registration for this class is $20 which includes the DivorceCare workbook.

CLICK HERE to register for the Heartland class–you can join this class at any time.

For more information about the DivorceCare program, CLICK HERE.


aa strang line group

A new AA group is meeting at Heartland on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 PM. This is an open meeting and anyone in the community is welcome, especially newcomers to AA or people exploring AA. The focus of the weekly meetings is on the solution. Meetings are held in the Kids Green Room next to the East entrance to the building.


{volunteer opportunities}

guest services greeters and runners

Hospitality in it’s simplest form isa warm welcome…one that says we are glad you joined us today. It is one of our super important core values around here and we want to invite you to be a part of it!

We need people just like you to help us welcome guests with a friendly smile, a brief tour, or assistance in getting where they want to go around here.

If you would like to serve as a guest services greeter or runner/host, CLICK HERE to sign up for a test drive. Just click the Guest Services team and we will be in touch!



cookout and campfire

Saturday, October 13, 3 PM –

Join us for a cookout and campfire. We’re going to play some games, eat some great food and share around the bonfire. Everyone’s personal favorite . . .Human Foosball . . . is back!!

Games begin at 3:30, followed by dinner, singing and sharing stories around the fire, and a message from special guest, Craig McElvain around 6:30.

Cost is $5.00.Bring a lawn chair!

CLICK HERE to sign up.


biscuits and buckshot

Saturday, November 10, 9:45-12:30, Powder Creek

Calling all guys . . . join us at Biscuits and Buckshot! Invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers…pretty much anybody!

Event is from 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM at Powder Creek Shooting Range (8601 Monticello Rd, Lenexa, KS 66227). Cost is $15 per person and will cover your range fees, rounds of trap, and all the biscuits and gravy you can eat! Bring or buy your own ammo (multi-purpose load available at Wal-Mart or Bass Pro, NO steel shot allowed) and a shotgun, if you have one. If you don’t–no worries!! There are plenty of folks willing to share theirs and teach proper gun safety to those who might be coming for the first time. Release forms are required for this event.

CLICK HERE to sign up.


everyman friday

Join us for our Everyman Friday events in 2018. These gatherings feature a guest speaker who will bring a challenge to our community on following Jesus, connecting in community, and pointing our arrows out to serve others. We gather from 6:30-7:30 AM, coffee and donuts are available. Invite a friend and join us!

October 19: Darryl Burton, The Miracle of Innocence

November 16: Seth Davidson, From Death to Life

EveryMan Friday 2019 Dates: January 18, February 15, March 22, May 17, June 21


{nextgen communities}

nextgen friends: get connected

If you want to learn more about NextGen College (18-23), NextGen Young Professionals (24-35ish), or NextGen Young Marrieds activities and communities, CLICK HERE!

NextGen College (18-23)

We meet on Mondays, 7-8:30 PM in the Garage at Heartland. Grab a friend and come join in this night of community, connection, study and fun!

NextGen College Fall Special Events

Bonfire, September 17, 7-8:30 at Shawnee Mission Park

Harvest Party, October 29, 7-8:30 PM in the Garage

Holiday Bash, December 10, 7-8:30 PM in the Garage


middle school community

Sundays at 9 and 11 AM in the Youth Lounge

Join us for awesome student-led worship, games, teaching and the best part: a connection to your small group at Heartland! You will find zany fun and an awesome experience where high school students and adults lead the worship and deliver a message relevant to 5th-8th grade students! All of that happens in the first half of the service. Retreats, camps, and yes, dodgeball are all a part of our student ministry adventure! Small groups break out into gender and grade-specific groups during the second half of the service. We can’t wait to see you and to connect you to a small group!

Special Events This Fall

Bonfire, October 26, 7-8:30 PM, Shawnee Mission Park


high school community

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 in the Garage

Gather with students from over 20 high schools across KC for catalytic worship and transformative teaching. Ask the big questions, and become the you, you were intended to be. There’s a place for you!  Join a small group of students your age and gender where you are known and needed. Come as you, be known, and build meaningful friendships.  Meet us in the Garage!

Special Events This Fall

Pumpkin Smash, November 7

12 Days of Xmas, December 12

MVMT will not meet on 10/31, 11/21, 12/26 or 1/2



kids’ baptism & dedication service

November 3 @ 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 AM

Heartland Community Church holds services for kids’ baptism and dedication in the Spring and Fall. The next service will take place on Saturday, November 3, at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 AM.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about kids’ baptism and dedication, please CLICK HERE and scroll down to the Kids’ Baptism and Dedication FAQs. You will also receive an invite to our October 28
Baptism Class, 9 – 10 AM, once registered.

CLICK HERE to register for the November 3 services now.


do you have kiddos with special needs? we’d love to meet them!

Sundays at 11 AM

Through the Roof is Heartland’s ministry for kids with special needs.

The purpose of TTR ministry is to help all families with kids with special needs experience hospitality, acceptance, and support to participate in services at HCC. For families whose kids require a more direct one-on-one approach, or who have sensory issues that make a larger setting overwhelming, we have a sensory friendly room available during the 11 AM service on Sundays.

In our sensory friendly TTR room, kids are welcomed by a team of compassionate volunteers. While families enjoy an opportunity for worry-free worship, TTR kids are able to experience the love of Jesus through the respect and kindness of our volunteers. A team of Heartland Kids’ musicians provide a time of music, during which our TTR kids are able to freely worship.

Before you come, we ask that you fill out this registration form: CLICK HERE. We also ask that you stay in the room with your child the first week you attend. That way we can really get to know your child, and you can get to know us.

It is the hope of TTR ministry that HCC families with special needs will be able to form connections with each other and build relationships as we walk our unique paths with our kids.


{now hiring}

part time position available

We are looking for people who love being with kids and want to join the Heartland Global Kids team. We offer care for kids from birth to 12 years old midweek and on Sundays. This is a place where kids have fun, become known and learn about Jesus.

If interested, CLICK HERE for more information and to complete the application. Background check required.


part time facilties/event support staff

Join our Operations team and help us prepare our space for guests and a wide variety of gatherings. This role primarily involves room set up, custodial, and general maintenance work. We are looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated person who has endurance to perform the weekly tasks and a strong work ethic.

The position operates 20-25 hours weekly, with a combination of daytime, evening & weekend hours (primarily on Sundays). For more information, please contact Thomas Greer, 913.341.5820 ext 124.



Thanks for your generous giving–of time, expertise, and finances. We appreciate your partnership in helping every person, in every place, experience all of Jesus!

finCLICK HERE for details on "money stuff", and links to give online. You can also give securely through the new Heartland app, or use the green boxes found throughout the building.

CLICK HERE to download the Heartland app.



new to heartland?

New to the Heartland family? Please visit us in the hub space on Sundays to get connected or ask questions. Check out the following resources:


download the heartland app


Download the Heartland app for easy access to all of our resources, sign up forms for events and classes, and online giving access. You can download it on your platform by CLICKING HERE.

You can catch a video or pdcast if you missed a Sunday, see the latest Journey reflection, check the calendar, sign up for events, and read the latest eNews. Plus, you can give a one time or recurring gift right through the app!


food pantry available

Sundays, 10:30 AM

Does your family need help to make ends meet? Heartland has an on-site, fully stocked food pantry that is open every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.

You can meet a food pantry volunteer at our side entrance (look for "Pick Up Here" sign). You may also inquire at the welcome center.


prayer requests and care line

To request prayer, CLICK HERE. A member of our
Prayer Team will pray for you. You can also meet a prayer partner on Sundays following each service near the front of the auditorium or dock venues.

For other needs, call our Care Line at 913.341.5820, ext. 330. We check the line multiple times
daily and you can expect a call back within 24 hours.


heartland office hours

Please note that the Heartland offices are open on the following schedule. If you have a document or envelope to drop off, it can be left in the green box on the right side of our front entrance at any time. Other deliveries and appointments should be made during the following hours. Thanks!

Monday – 8 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday – 8 AM – Noon
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED