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friday, august 9, 2019


{for everyone}

the i am course

Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, September 17- October 29

Life is moving fast and we are faced with countless intersections every day. Many of us feel like we are just along for the ride. We dream of a day when we know why . . . and where . . . we are going.

God’s been having a dream for your life since the beginning of time. He’s been dreaming about who you would be and what you would do.

So what if that God dream is both knowable, and nameable?

What if everything you need to be who God’s called you to be . . . you already have?

What if . . . with God . . . you could build a life of meaning . . . where you aren’t just doing the things you have to do, but you are GETTING to do the things you want to do in such a way that honors God?

Can we be intentional and design life in such a way that we will reach the end of our lives celebrating hitting the mark?

We believe you can! AND, we believe the world is waiting for you to step into the unique dream that God has created you to live out.

Join in the I AM Course at Heartland. These seven sessions will help you articulate God’s story in a way that makes sense of your own story, and guide you toward living an intentional life. The I AM Course runs September 17 – October 29 on Tuesday nights.

CLICK HERE to save your spot today!

Join us at the intersection of your story and God’s . . .


starting point



August 13, 20 & 27, 6:30 – 8 PM on the Dock

Join us for this three week experience where we will welcome you into the Heartland family sharing our traditions, values and story while getting to know you better along the way. You will leave this experience with new friends and knowing where to start. Welcome to our family!  Childcare provided but registration required. 

Join us on August 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30-8:00 on the Dock for Starting Point. Have fun, make friends and learn more about life at Heartland! Whether you have been here 2 weeks or two years, Starting Point is designed to help you start strong at Heartland.

CLICK HERE to save your spot today!


younique: find & clarify your purpose



Younique Accelerator 10/4-5 & 11/1-2 (Friday Night/Saturday)

CLICK HERE for info and to register for the Oct/Nov Accelerator

Younique is a Jesus-centered series of sessions that lead you to discover more about your identity and the purpose God designed you to live life with. At the end of your Younique experience you will have greater clarity on who God created you to be and what he has prepared you to do. In addition, you will develop a life plan that makes this clarity intentional, and gives you the tools to run your life and pursue the life God reveals.

Financial assistance is available if you are ready to commit to the Younique experience but need a little help.

Questions about Younique, or interested in a weekly cohort? CLICK HERE and drop us an email!


{volunteer at heartland}

be a heartland greeter and ambassador!

Serve 1-2X a Month as a Heartland Ambassador

Are you great at helping people feel welcome? Like to give tours and show folks around? The Guest Services team is the spot for you! We get to greet every Heartland guest at 9 and 11, and have the opportunity to give mini-tours to new families who are checking in for the first time, or new guests who are curious about our space and offerings. Join us for a test drive to learn more!

We are currently looking for 20 Guest Services Ambassadors.

CLICK HERE to sign up for a test drive and choose Guest Services from the list. We look forward to meeting you!


girls on the run/heart & sole: volunteer to coach, or register your daughter

Launching September 9, Monday & Wednesday, 4-5:30 PM

Heartland is hosting BOTH a Girls on the Run (3rd-5th) and a Heart & Sole (6th-8th) grade team this Fall.

Both programs teach identity, friendship skills, and community. In the midst of the lessons, we help the girls set fitness/health goals and train to run a 5K. It is a thrilling experience to be a part of helping someone achieve what they once believed was impossible!

Our teams will meet on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning September 9, from 4-5:30 PM in the backyard at HCC. We are seeking 4 coaches, who can either coach both Monday and Wendesday, or at least one of those days. The program wraps up with a citywide 5K in early November.

If you would like to be part of this incredible coaching/mentoring opportunity, CLICK HERE to sign up at Heartland.

CLICK HERE to email Lisa Zulke with any questions!



CLICK HERE to sign your 3rd-8th grade daughter up for Girls on the Run or Heart and Sole at Heartland. Registration opens August 17. Our first practice will be September 9, 4-5:30 PM. This team will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5:30.

We are a community site, so girls from any school may participate. If you know any friends and neighbors near HCC, please invite them to join us, too!


counting team volunteers

Serve Once a Month on Sunday With the Counting Team

Do you have an eye for details, love numbers, and enjoy counting other people’s money? We’d love for you to check out volunteering for Heartland’s Counting Team! 

Volunteers work in teams of two and count the offering after the 11:00 AM Sunday service, under the supervision of one of our accounting staff members. Volunteers serve approximately once a month, and it takes about an hour each time. 

This team plays an important role in Heartland’s focus on maintaining financial integrity. 

To learn more, CLICK HERE to email Suzette Bunselmeyer about the opportunity.



{care communities}


August 13 – November 11

DivorceCare is a 13-week community group offering practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. You will receive expert video teaching on divorce and recovery subjects, group discussion on the teaching topics, and an opportunity to continue the processing through daily individual work.

Register for DivorceCare, offered August 13-November 11 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Cost is $20.00 per person and includes all materials. Childcare will not be provided.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.



Launching September 17, 6:30 PM

GriefShare is a 13-week experience designed to help people heal from the grief of the losing a loved one, family member or friend. Video teaching from experts and people who have experienced grief help frame group discussion each week and workbook exercises throughout the week. GriefShare offers encouragement, useful advice and hope for the grieving process.

Cost for GriefShare is $20 and includes the GriefShare workbook.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.



tips-mapp offered at heartland

October 26-27 and November 9-10 in the Garage

Heartland is hosting a TIPS-MAPP foster/adoptive parenting class for anyone considering foster or adoption, or interested in learning more about the process. The class is offered over two weekend sessions, 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday.

TIPS-MAPP is a model program that utilizes 15 tools designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home. Leaders use the tools to help inform participants about the child welfare system and the role of foster parents, develop the necessary skills to become a successful foster/adoptive parent and assess families to determine if they are a positive fit for the role of a foster parent.

CLICK HERE to sign up.


mission adelante opportunities

Dream KCK 5K Run/Walk September 7, 2019

Support Mission Adelante by participating in a 5K Run, enjoying the Central Avenue parade, great local food, and the Latino Arts Festival, all in one fun-packed day!

CLICK HERE to register for the race!

Observation Nights

Have you ever wondered what goes on at a typical night of programming at Mission Adelante? Adelante Arts Community, Refugee Kids Club, Refugee Youth Club, Citizenship Class, Latino ESL, Teens Adelante, and Kids Adelante have Observation Nights coming up!

CLICK HERE to sign up! 

Refugee Kids Club Volunteers Needed

Do you have a heart for kids? Mission Adelante is looking for volunteers for its Refugee Kids Club, a dynamic and fun club program for kids ages 5-12. 

CLICK HERE for more information and how to get involved.

Leaders In Training Volunteers Needed

Do you want to make a difference in a kid’s life? Mission Adelante’s Leaders In Training (LIT) program needs volunteers.

CLICK HERE for more information and how to get involved.


save the date: missions opportunities at hcc

September 15: Food and Diaper Drive

October 6: Adelante Thrift Drive

November 3, 10, 17: Thanksgiving Meal Drive

December 1: Gifts from the Heart



join roam on an august adventure

Local Summer Adventures for Women

ROAM is a community of women at Heartland that exists to provide connecting adventures. Our hope is to orient ourselves and others toward our identity in Jesus and to connect deeply in community through life-giving, accessible, local adventures. Our events are open to women at all ages and stages of life, and anywhere on the faith journey, from curious, questioning or actively following Jesus.

Grab a friend and join us at one of our upcoming adventures:

  • Day Hike on Katy Trail in Pleasant Hill, MO, Saturday, August 10, 6 AM – 2 PM

To sign up, subscribe to future evites, or ask questions, CLICK HERE to contact Lisa Zulke. Stay tuned for Fall/Winter dates coming soon!




October 5 & 6 @ Thriving Oaks Retreat Center

Hey guys! MANTIME is BACK by popular demand this year, and we would love to invite you to join us for our annual men’s retreat the first weekend in October. There will be food, games, camping, fire, and plenty of time to hang out, fish, hike, etc. 

MANTIME is at Thriving Oaks Retreat Center October 5-6, 2019. Arrive by 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 5th and we will get things officially kicked off at 10 AM. Everything will be wrapped up by noon on Sunday, October 6th. 

Invite your buddies, neighbors, coworkers, and any other men you know. Registration is required – $30 for the early bird rate by September 22, or $40 the week leading up to the event. Payment is due at time of registration.

CLICK HERE to register today.


family fun day

September 14, 4-7 PM in the Backyard

Join us Saturday, September 14 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM for Family Fun Day and connect with other families at Heartland!

We will have free food, carnival games, bounce houses, inflatables and much more!

CLICK HERE to sign up now!


heartland kids’ family serve night

October 24, 6:30-8:30 on the Dock

Join Heartland Kids on the dock at our family serve event, October 24, 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a come and go event that will take each family about 30 minutes.

Join in as we serve the Kansas City metro together . . . kids are never too little to serve! We are partnering with YouThrive to provide toiletries/supplies and duffle bags for teens transitioning out of foster care.

We will be watching a video explaining the impact that this serving event will have on teens. Grab your bag and make your way through to collect an item from each section. Stop at the prayer table to decorate your bag and pray over the teenager that will be receiving the bag.

Enjoy a cookie or two on the way out and hear from a heartland foster dad about the impact on him and his family. We hope that families will connect with each other, and help parents have an active role in their child’s spiritual journey.

CLICK HERE to sign up now!


wait for it . . .

Promotion Sunday in Heartland Kids August 11

That’s right, we have to practice the paws. Um, pause, that is. Heartland Kids will move up in their classrooms on Sunday, August 11. Until then, enjoy summer with your friends in the spaces you have come to know and love!


kids’ baptism and dedication celebration

October 5 @ 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, October 5, at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 AM.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about kids’ baptism and dedication, please CLICK HERE. You will also receive an invite to our September 29 baptism class, 9 – 10 AM, once registered.

CLICK HERE to register for the October 5 services now.


{nextgen: college}

nextgen college community launching



Mondays, August 26 – December 16, 7-8:30 PM in the Garage

Grab a friend and come join in a night of community, connection, food and fun! The NextGen College community will begin meeting weekly on Monday, August 26. We gather in the Garage at Heartland, 7-8:30 PM.



student ministry fall retreat

September 27-29 at Youthfront West

We’re building upon last year’s Fall Retreat with our biggest one yet! This year’s theme is ABIDE. Recharge and reconnect from that school grind with colossal amounts of fun, all your friends, frisbees, worship under the stars, pool & waterslide crazyness, canoes, and more! Did we mention incredible worship and inspirational teaching?

Price is $200 through September 7, or $225 after September 7. Registration must be received by September 22.

For more information about the Fall Retreat, visit our page HERE.

CLICK HERE to save your spot today!

Join us at Youthfront West for the best weekend of your life!



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!


move/middle school special events: fall 2019

August 23, 6:30-8 PM: Capture The Flag + Kona Ice, @Heartland (Free event, no sign up required!)

October 25, 6:30-8 PM: Bonfire & Pumpkins, @Shawnee Mission Park Shelter #8 (Cost is $5)

November 15, 6-10 PM: Main Event, @Main Event (Cost $24)

December 6, 7-9 PM: Christmas Party, @Heartland (Bring a gift, $5 or less)

Click the blue links above to register for each event.


high school community returns august 14!

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 on the Dock

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 are, be known, and build meaningful friendships. Meet us on the Dock!



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