Heartland Community Church

Heartland Community Church eNews

friday, january 5, 2018


(for everyone)

kickoff for new series "whatever it takes" sunday!

There’s a word that has captured us lately: MUST. Because "MUST" speaks of grave import, of necessity, of conviction over preference and purpose over preoccupation. New Year’s resolutions speak of such things:
I MUST go to the gym.
I MUST pay off my credit card.
I MUST _______________.

Turns out it’s a big word in the Bible, too and, when employed, it carries all the weight of heaven. Join us as we explore when Jesus said “MUST” and – most shockingly – with whom. Because if we’re to live our best lives, so MUST we.

CLICK HERE or on image below to catch our preparation for this exciting series!



thank you, heartlanders!

We are truly so super thankful for each and every person who made this meal packing event possible:

  • People who babysat so you could come
  • People who organized the entire event
  • People who served as leaders throughout the event and our mission partner, Rise Against Hunger
  • Everyone who came and packed meals, colored boxes, loaded pallets, signed folks in, took photos and video, and helped clean up

We moved heaven and earth together because of each and every one of you. Check out the great fun facts below…and CLICK HERE or on image above to watch our highlight reel from this Meals from the Heart!


join heartland at united we complete the dream

Join Heartlanders and friends from across the city for two special events celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

This will be a special evening (Friday, January 12th at 7 PM) focusing on racial healing and reconciliation, followed by a breakfast on Saturday morning which will be a space for conversations and deeper understanding. Dan Deeble will be a part of the program on Friday evening. Among other things, he will be moderating a panel with 3 people who have experienced racial prejudice. There will be other important discussions and thoughts shared from the stage. You won’t want to miss this!

Friday evening is a come as you are service with no sign up required.

To attend the breakfast on Saturday morning, 9-10:30 AM, CLICK HERE to sign up.


join us for our next arrows worship night

February 8, 7 PM in the Warehouse Space at Heartland

Join us for a night of community, worship and prayer. We gather in the Warehouse Space at Heartland. Kids are welcome, childcare programs are not availble. Spread the word and invite your friends!



{community experiences & journey communities}

join us for alpha!

Wednesdays, January 10-March 7, 6:30-8 PM

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life’s purpose and meaning in a safe, casual, fun and friendly environment. It is a safe place to ask questions about life, God, your purpose here on earth, and make new friends along the way. Each week we enjoy food, a talk, and discussion around the tables.

Class fee is $10 per person. Global Kids Program (formerly childcare) is available, pre-registration is required. 

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Alpha experience.


join a journey community near you!

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.

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!


nextgen friends: get connected and receive alerts for all nextgen communities!

If you want to learn more about NextGen College (18-23), NextGen Young Professionals (24-29+), or NextGen Young Marrieds activities and communities, CLICK HERE!

NextGen College (18-23) is starting up our weekly Monday gatherings this Monday, January 8, 7-8:30 PM in the Garage at Heartland. Grab a friend and come join in this night of community, connection, study and fun!


join the community experience at heartland

Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15 AM (Women), or 6:30-8 PM (CoEd)

Community Experience will be on break from December 20 until January 17. Sign up now to join us in 2018!

Join a Community Experience table on Wednesday mornings (women only) from 9:15-11:15 AM OR Wednesday evenings (men, women and co-ed) from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Our topics for the rest of the year are:

Known, January 17 – March 7
Our Winter study focusing on understanding your story & articulating your identity in Christ!

Needed, March 21 – May 9
Explore your God-given purpose, & experience how YOU make a difference at Heartland and in the world!

The Main Thing, March 21-April 4

A 3-part experience focusing on loving God & loving others well!

Space for adults and childcare is limited. Childcare reservations required. Cost is $25 per child per month. If you need childcare, we will send you the information about setting up your payment. Your childcare enrollment is not secured until payment is set up.

CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Questions? CLICK HERE to visit our Get Connected page and learn more about Community Experiences (hosted at Heartland) and Journey Communities (all over the city).



{community care}

rebuilding following a separation or divorce?

Tuesdays January 9-April 3 @ 6:30 PM (you can join any time!)

Divorce Care is a 13-week class 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.

Class fee is $20 per person and includes all materials. Childcare will not be provided for this class.

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.

life’s healing choices mens and womens groups

Tuesdays, January 16-March 6, 6:30 PM at Heartland

Do you feel like you are the person God intended you to be, or do you feel some invisible force is holding you back? Ever feel the urge to escape, have trouble dealing with certain difficult situations, or struggle with recurring issues in relationships? If you answered yes to any of those questions, or if you feel like you need to readjust your life’s compass, then Life’s Healing choices is for you. 

Life’s Healing Choices is NOT just for people dealing with bad habits, unhealthy choices, or those whose lives are out of control. Life’s Healing Choices is for everyone. The class is less about self-discovery, and more about anchoring your identity in Christ so you can find your role in his larger story.

Registration for this class is $20 which includes the Life’s Healing Choices book and workbook. Childcare is not available.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Women’s LHC group.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the Men’s LHC group.


new care community in 2018: griefshare

Tuesdays, January 9-April 3, 6:30 PM at Heartland

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Your group will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.

For more information about the GriefShare program, CLICK HERE.




everyman friday: save the dates!

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. Grab a friend and join us!

  • February 9: Wayne Simien, Former Basketball Player & Campus Minister
  • March 9: Ken Howard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • April 20: Rick Mumford, Younglife KC Metro Director
  • May 18: Dr. Andy Johnson, Seminary Professor
  • June 15: TBD




high school community

Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30 PM in the Garage

Come gather with other area high school students just like you. Here you can ask the big questions, discover what it looks like to follow Jesus, and become the you you were made to be. Join a small group of students your age and gender, lead by an awesome adult leader. Come as you are, be real, and build friendships that can last a lifetime.


Winter/Spring High School Special Events

Hey, all you planners! Here is a quick tee up of the special events high school ministry has coming up! Save these dates, and start inviting your friends now!

February 14, 6:30-8:30 PM: Happy Heart Night: Join us for a valentines day themed event for the rest of us! We’ll have a chocolate fountain for dipping strawberries, a relationship Q/A with Joe & Shelby and some fake speed dating. Invite a friend!

March 21, 6:30-8:30 PM: Worship Night: One of the highlights of the year! Join us for a night full of worship. This will be a great chance to reflect, recalibrate and recharge midway through the semester. You don’t want to miss this!

April 18, 6:30-8:30 PM: Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Night: That’s right…this is not your Grandma’s Bingo Night! We’ll be playing variations on the classic game of bingo, such as speed bingo, battleship bingo, and blackout. Grab a friend and get ready for some ridiculous prizes!

May 23, 6:30-8:30 PM: Color War: Come celebrate surviving another school year with a COLOR WAR! We’ll make a mess, take some sweet pics, kick back and enjoy some food. You’ve earned it! Everyone’s invited…don’t forget to bring a friend!

CLICK HERE to visit our page on the web for event signups! Follow us on Instagram @hccks.hs too!


middle school community

Every Sunday at 9 & 11 AM in the Youth Lounge, 5th-8th grade students

Join us for awesome student-led worship, games, teaching and the best part: a connection to a small group at Heartland! You’ll get to meet awesome leaders who are adults and crazy-cool high school student leaders. They are so excited to get to know you and show you what it is like to follow Jesus as a middle schooler.

Retreats, camps, and yes, dodgeball, are all a part of the student ministry adventure! We can’t wait to see you and connect you to your small group leaders.


NEW THIS SPRING: Middle School Move Services

Join us for a monthly midweek service where we focus on the moved God is making in our lives, and wants to make in the communities we come from. We will gather on the following dates from 6:30-8:30 PM:

January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2

CLICK HERE to visit our page on the web and access all event signups! Follow us on Instagram @hccks.ms too!


middle school lunch runs

Sunday Lunch Run Schedule

Join us for a quick after-church LUNCH RUN with your grade! We’ll meet at the Youth Lounge at 12:30 on the dates listed below, and walk over to McDonald’s together for lunch. Bring a few bucks to cover the cost of your meal

• Sunday, January 14 – 5th Grade Lunch Run
• Sunday, February 4 – 6th Grade Lunch Run
• Sunday, March 4 – 7th Grade Lunch Run
• Sunday, April 8 – 8th Grade Lunch Run

Students in 5th – 8th grades with siblings also in those grades may bring their siblings along (so, if a 5th grader has a 7th grade sibling, both siblings are welcome to jump in on the days that 5th grade or 7th grade have a lunch run). 

PARENTS: You can pick up your kid(s) at McDonald’s at 1:30.

middle school believe conference

March 23 & 24 @ Kansas City Convention Center & Heartland

Hey 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders: Come to Believe — a high-energy weekend event, packed with powerful worship and teaching from God’s word. While at Believe, you’ll worship together, engage in life-challenging discussions with peers and adult leaders, and discover ways in which God is calling you to be kingdom workers in your schools, communities and the world!

Believe is at the Kansas City Convention Center on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th. We’ll meet at Heartland at 5:30 PM on Friday. Cost is $100.00 per person. You will receive additional information after registration is complete.

CLICK HERE to register now!




small group leaders and safety greeters needed in heartland kids

Sundays @ 9, 11 or 5

Heartland Kids is looking for folks to serve as Safety Greeters and Small Group Leaders.

We are looking for people who love to show hospitality and want to provide a safe place for kids to learn about Jesus and belong.

CLICK HERE to sign up now, and Liz Meyer will be in touch to schedule a tour of our program!


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.




upcoming heartland collection/donation events


Save these dates and plan your generosity this Winter and Spring. More details will be available as each event approaches. Thanks for practicing generous living with us and helping those in our community!

Sunday, February 18: Restock the Heartland Food Pantry

Sunday, February 18: Donate Diapers, Wipes, Etc for Heartland Foster & Adoptive Families

Sunday, April 15: Adelante Thrift Collection at Heartland




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? 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