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Thursday, april 13, 2017



easter services

Good Friday, April 14th @ 7 PM

Easter Saturday, April 15th @ 5 and 7 PM

Easter Sunday Outdoor Sunrise Service,

April 16th @ 6:30 AM

Please dress for the weather-join us on the Dock if raining.

Easter Sunday, April 16th @ 9 and 11 AM

Kids’ Program Infant-1st Grade At All Services Except Sunrise

Kids 2nd grad and up will join their parents in Easter Services

Sign Language & Special Needs Program At 11 AM April 16th



alpha experience launches may 9

Tuesdays–CO-ED, 6:30-8 PM Starting May 9

Life is busy. Everyday we ask ourselves questions like, “What’s happening today?” “What should I wear?” “How am I going to fit everything in?”

But then, there are bigger questions. Like, “Why am I here?” “What’s my purpose?” “Where am I heading?” “Is there more to life than this?”

These are life’s big questions, and there is rarely enough time to think them through. That’s why Alpha exists.

Alpha is a place to explore life’s big questions in a safe and open environment. Through a series of sessions, everyone gets to share thoughts and opinions and ask questions without being judged.

Alpha sessions include food (time to get acquainted), a talk about the big questions in life and faith, and open discussion, where you can share your thoughts and questions regardless of where you are coming from.

Alpha is for everyone. Join us, starting May 9th for this 8 week experience!

This co-ed class will have table options for men, women, and mixed groups. Cost is $10 and includes meals and book. Childcare is available.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Co-Ed Alpha Experience.


looking for spiritual community?

May 5 & 6 @ Heartland

If you are a Heartlander who is looking for spiritual community, we have an opportunity for you! Join us at Back To Community, a Learning Community experience, May 5 & 6. We will explore how to find, develop and extend community that is built around Jesus and neighboring. 

You will walk away with . . .

  • A clear understanding of your motivating why’s for spiritual community and mission.
  • A clear description of your own community and in your context.
  • A clear next step towards finding or establishing this community. 

Friday, 6:00-8:30 (family dinner from 6:00-6:30, childcare offered from 6:30-8:30)

Saturday, 8:30-Noon (coffee and breakfast snacks for participants & kids, childcare offered from 9-Noon)     

To take part in this important event in the life of Heartland Community Church, CLICK HERE.



womens adventure trip: colorado 2017

July 5-10, 2017 in Taylor Park, CO on the Continental Divide

If you are a woman who loves the outdoors, check out our women’s summer adventure trip! The trip is designed for all ages and stages of life…with the true adventurer in mind. The trip includes:

  • 5 nights at AEI Base Camp in Taylor Park, CO on the Continental Divide
  • 4 full days of hiking, kayaking, adventure racing, archery or fishing; culminating a a day hike to summit a 12K" peak
  • All meals, lodging, equipment and guides at Base Camp included
  • You will connect with God through adventure, reflection and friends!

Space is limited, so register today! Cost is $460 per person. The first half of the payment, $230, non-refundable, is due with registration. The balance is due by June 24. {Not included in cost: tip for guides, meals on the road, and transportation to/from camp – we will carpool!}

Questions? Please contact Lisa Zulke.

CLICK HERE to register now!



you can still get on the wait list for middle school summer camp


June 4-8 @ Windermere Conference Center, Lake of the Ozarks

We’re so glad you’re interested in Camp MiX. Our reserved spots have all been registered. We are asking the camp if additional spots remain. If you’d like to be added to a wait list, CLICK HERE to email Shibu or CLICK HERE to email Jen.

Cost is $375. Camp is for students who are currently in grades 5, 6 or 7.

Departure: 11 AM Sunday, June 4th. We will travel in 12 passenger vans to the Windermere Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks 

Return: We will be home at 12:30 PM Thursday, June 8th. 


high school community

Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM in the Garage

Join us on Wednesdays from 7-9 PM in the garage for high school community. Great teaching, small groups, and time to connect with friends both old and new. We hope to see you there!


middle school community

Every Sunday, 11 AM in the Youth Lounge

We meet every Sunday, 11 AM in the Youth Lounge at Heartland. Our gathering is designed for 5th-8th grade students, with large group worship, connection and teaching, followed by age and gender based small group discussion. You are welcome to jump in at any time…our greeters will help you find your group when you arrive!


ozark family adventure

July 17-20 at Tan-Tar-A Resort

If your family needs a break from the everyday stresses that you naturally encounter, and are seeking to develop closer relationships with other families in our church community, consider joining us for Ozark Family Adventure.

This unique family retreat offers a rejuvenating balance of nuclear family time and separate, planned group time for kids and adults. Held at Lake of the Ozarks’ Tan-Tar-A Resort, your family will enjoy time slots for boating, tubing, and wave runners, as well as plenty of opportunity for relaxing poolside. 

Dates for 2017 are July 17-20.  Arrival is Monday afternoon; departure Thursday after lunch.

A convenient pre-payment plan allows you to vacation without financial worry! Deposits are accepted online and are $250.

To serve your family completely, registration is limited and fills up quickly.

Pricing Structure (all inclusive; kids under 3 fly free)
# in Family        Cost
2                     $ 775
3                     $ 950
4                     $1,100
5                     $1,225
6                     $1,325
7                     $1,425
8+                  call for pricing!

CLICK HERE to sign up now. For FAQ’s, an awesome vintage video and all the details, CLICK HERE to visite the web page.


nextgen college gathering

Every Monday, 7-9 PM in the Garage

Join our weekly NextGen College gathering every Monday, 7-9 PM in the Garage for an evening of fun, connections, teaching and small groups. There are some great opportunities for you to join the team and serve with us, too! Light snacks provided. See you there!


nextgen 2nd and 4th friday gatherings

2nd and 4th Fridays, 6:30-9:00 PM

We are a group of college students, young adults, young professionals and everything in between who gather to do life together as we strive to learn and to love well. 

Every second and fourth Friday of the month from 6:30-9:00 PM we gather for food, fun, and meaningful conversation. We meet in homes and different venues around the city.

To get connected and receive information about upcoming gatherings, CLICK HERE to sign up.

We hope to meet you soon!



mens’ journey groups

every friday, multiple locations

Mens’ Journey is an opportunity to grow in Christ with other men who face the same life challenges as you.

We meet every Friday at 6:15 AM at Heartland and at 6:30 AM at Homer’s Coffee House on 80th Street, just west of Metcalf.

Are you new to Mens’ Journey? Feel free to drop in any Friday. We have a “launch group” at both locations for those not yet connected.

At Heartland, ask for Tom Walker, and at Homer’s ask for Brad Gregory.


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adult community study group

Sundays, 10:15-11:30, Room 4

Our adult community welcomes adults, whether single, married, divorced or widowed. If you are looking for a Sunday morning study group, then adult community may just be the right fit for you.

The first few minutes are spent catching up on the past week and then we dive into the current study. Gary Blakeman and John Auld co-facilitate this interactive discussion of the Bible and how it relates to your life in today’s world. This is a safe place to voice your thoughts and hear what other people just like you are thinking. We engage with the Bible and various study materials throughout the year.

Messenger coffee and tasty treats are available for your enjoyment. We hope to meet you soon!



Thank you for your ongoing generosity!


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? You may want to 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 audiocast if you missed a Sunday, see the latest Journey reflection and Bible reading plan, 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 – 9 PM
Wednesday – 8AM – 9 PM
Thursday – 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday – 8 AM – Noon
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – 7 AM – 7 PM