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Tuesday, June 18, 2019


{for everyone}

baptism celebration at the lake

Sunday, June 30 9 AM at Kill Creek Park

(ALL SERVICES Combined Into One at 9 AM!)

Mark your calendars . . . save the date . . . get ready to party at the lake with all of Heartland! That’s right, we are ALL going to the lake on Sunday, June 30 at 9 AM.

There will be no services in our building on June 30. Instead, all three services will combine for our epic water party . . . an outdoor worship service lakeside, followed by baptism share groups and a baptism celebration in the water. All the fun begins at 9 AM! This is one party you will not want to miss!

In case you missed that: ALL SUNDAY SERVICES will be moved to the lake on June 30 at 9 AM.

Services will begin promptly at 9 AM, and will end by 11:30 AM on the beach. Kill Creek Park and the public beach will reopen for a per person fee beginning at Noon. You are welcome to bring a picnic and swim gear and stay on after the Heartland Baptism Celebration ends.

Interested in being baptized? CLICK HERE to sign up for your baptism today! We will be in touch to answer all of your questions and get you prepared for what to expect and how things work at the Baptism Celebration.

CLICK HERE for more information on baptism at Heartland.


the main thing – a next step towards jesus & community at heartland!

Wednesdays, June 19 & 26; July 10 & 17, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

What should be the main thing in your life and mine? Jesus tells us that the answer is found in obeying the “Great Commandment” – to love God and to love others well!  But how can we learn to do that regularly, effectively, & joyfully in the midst of everyday life? 

To explore these ideas in practical ways, join us for The Main Thing, a 4-part Community Experience at Heartland Community Church. We will meet on Wednesday nights from June 19th – July 17th (off July 3rd) from 6:30-8:00 PM. This is the PERFECT next step for folks who are being baptized, just finished Alpha, or are looking for a great next step to growing in their relationship with Jesus and community. 

Childcare is available. Registration required. CLICK HERE to sign up for The Main Thing now.


younique: find & clarify your purpose



Weekly Cohort Launching Mondays, 12-2 PM, June-December

CLICK HERE for info and to register for the Weekly Cohort

Younique Accelerator 8/23-24 & 9/13-14 (Friday Night/Saturday)

CLICK HERE for info and to register for the 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.

Experience Younique Journeys 1 & 2 in this 4-day accelerator, followed by your 90-Day launch. This offering is set to run during Kanakuk Kampout, so you can take advantage of having your kids engaged in a life changing activity while you take time to focus on the big picture!

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

Questions about Younique? CLICK HERE and drop us an email!



foster/adoptive family picnic

June 24, 5-8 PM at Electric Park in Lenexa

If you are a foster or adoptive family, or beginning the journey toward fostering/adoption, please join us! Bring a side dish for 6-8 to share. Meat, drinks and dessert will be provided.


school supply and backpack drive

Sunday, July 21@ 9, 11 & 5

Heartland, we are collecting school supplies and backpacks on Sunday, July 21. Our goal is to present 200 filled backpacks to our mission partners in Olathe and KC to help kids in need enter the school year with a full set of supplies.

2 Ways To Participate:

1) Assemble 1 backpack with the following supplies, or

2) Bring ANY of these supplies or a few backpacks

  • 1 backpack
  • 1” 3-ring binder
  • 5 tab 3-ring index dividers
  • Loose leaf paper, wide ruled
  • 3 wide lined spiral notebooks, single subject
  • 5 solid colored pocket folders, no prongs
  • Index Cards, 3 x 5
  • Sticky note pads
  • 1 standard size pencil box or bag
  • Colored Pencils, sets of 12-24
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Markers, primary colors
  • Dry erase markers
  • Ballpoint pens: black, red & blue
  • 24 #2 pencils
  • 1 pair blunt-end scissors
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 bottle school glue
  • Ear Buds


feature story: team guatemala

Pray for the Guatemala Team

We are excited to introduce our Guatemala mission team! (Pictured above, l to r: Mark Murfield, Joel Straight, Jordan White, Abby Nyhus and Tanya Dalrymple. Not pictured: Debbie Manning.) In July 2019, these folks will travel with friends from Colonial Presbyterian Church to the village of Cantel in the western mountains of Guatemala. They will spend a week in the village serving the kids and families of Colegio Mark, a christian K-10 school.  

Colonial has maintained a partnership with the community of Cantel and the school since the mid-80’s. Heartland has joined in their trip beginning in 2018. Over the years, the partnership has involved not only the sending of mission teams, but also support for construction of the school buildings and ongoing operation of the school.

“Through this partnership we have the opportunity to bring hope to a community while experiencing their faith. A team of 32, including my daughter, Alyssa, and her husband Ben are going this year.  For me, this will be a very special aspect of the trip.  To see what has been such a special and heart-felt experience for me passed on to the next generation is a joy that only God can provide,” says Mark Murfield.  “I go because God has given me a heart for the people there. He’s called me into a permanent relationship with them, one that provides me with much joy and purpose. And what greater joy than to be in the flow of God’s love toward and from such a group of precious children.”

Mission teams conduct the equivalent of a vacation Bible school with themed Bible lessons, songs and crafts. “What interested me most about being a part of this trip is that it involves helping children,” says Abby Nyhus. “Please pray that the children I come in contact with will feel Christ’s love through me.”

There are also English lessons, sewing workshops, home prayer visits, a nursing home visit, and other activities. Medical and optical clinics are held for the students on those trips that include a doctor. The theme this year is Psalm 13:5-6, focusing on how God rescues us.

Tanya Dalrymple shares, “As we prepare for the trip, I am learning how to create deeper relationships. It’s an honor to see the depth of relationships that a 30+ year ministry has fostered. The excitement and anticipation of those who’ve been going to Guatemala for decades is infectious and the love they have for one another and the people of Guatemala inspires me! What I hear God saying to me as I prepare is, ‘TRUST ME, child.’” 

Please join us in praying for the team and the people of Cantel and Colegio Mark. Our ongoing hope and prayer is that we can encourage the people of Cantel to seek God as the primary force in their lives, to become the best they can be through a good, Christian education so that they can improve their community and the lives of the people in it.


join other heartlanders on team world vision for a half or full marathon this fall!

Saturday, October 19, KC Marathon or Half Marathon

Join Team World Vision for the KC Marathon! Remember…anyone can do this! You don’t have to be a runner to begin.

World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world. They work with communities around the world to help solve the puzzle of poverty — providing things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development.

Team World Vision provides everything you need to cross the finish line: training plans, weekly email encouragement, fundraising guides and incentives, and an incredible race weekend experience.

Are you ready to say yes to clean water for kids in Africa, and yes to Team World Vision and the Kansas City Marathon/Half Marathon?

CLICK HERE to join the team and sign up for the marathon or half.


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!

LIT Volunteers Needed

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

If you are interested in volunteering, CLICK HERE to learn more.


save the date: missions opportunities at hcc

July 21: Backpack and School Supply Drive

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 this summer

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:

  • Paddleboard/Kayak Adventure @ Shawnee Mission Park, Saturday, June 29, 9 – 11:30 AM
  • Urban Adventure: Graffiti Tour in Downtown KC, Saturday, July 20, 10 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Day Hike on Katy Trail in Pleasant Hill, MO, Saturday, August 10, 6 AM – 2 PM

To sign up or ask questions, CLICK HERE to contact Lisa Zulke or CLICK HERE to contact Tara Johnson.


wait for it . . .

Promotion Sunday in Heartland Kids August 18

That’s right, we have to practice the paws. Um, pause, that is. Heartland Kids will move up in their classrooms on Sunday, August 18. Until then, enjoy summer with your friends in the spaces you have come to know and love!


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!


summers at move


high school community

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!


summers at mvmt


Come hang out with all your favorite people this summer. Make friends, bring friends. Join us Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM.



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