Heartland Community Church

Heartland Community Church eNews

Sunday, March 18, 2018


(for everyone)

Join Us Easter Weekend, March 30-April 1

Easter is coming and we are looking forward to spending it with you! Here are some times that you need to know about:

Good Friday Service, March 30, 7-8 PM

Childcare Infant through 1st Grade provided.

Easter Services, Saturday, March 31 @ 3 & 5 PM; Sunday, April 1 @ 6:30, 9 and 11 AM

The 6:30 AM service will be in the backyard (weather permitting), so dress accordingly. Childcare Infant through 1st grade is provided at all Easter services EXCEPT the 6:30 AM sunrise offering. Through The Roof available April 1 @ 11 AM only. Sign language services offered at 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM Sunday.

Invite Your Friends!

Information is posted on our website and our social media platforms. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @HCCks! Feel free to use these tools to invite your people. Everyone is welcome here!

Attend on Saturday If You Can!

If Heartland is your home, it is super helpful if you can attend with us on Saturday, March 31 so we have maximum space on April 1 for our first time guests.

Serve with us on Sunday!

Help us show incredible hospitality to our guests. Extra help is need in Guest Services, Ushering, and Heartland Kids. CLICK HERE to sign up now.


starting point



April 18, 25 and May 2, 6:30-8:30 PM

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.

Join us for this three week Community 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 next steps. Welcome to our family!

Dinner and childcare provided. CLICK HERE to sign up.


college & high school internships available

Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 1-3 PM | June 3 – August 2
+ 4 Immersive Leadership Experiences

We believe that God is on the move to transform communities, schools, and lives and has invited us to be a part of it. To be the church among the unchurched, where we live, work, study and play. Students are no exception! You have enormous potential. To recklessly follow Jesus wherever he leads. To be his hands and feet. To be light in darkness. To bring healing to the hurting. And to share the hope of Jesus in a world that so desperately needs hope. This is an 8 week intensive summer internship that equips and empowers student movement leaders.

LTP is open to incoming high school juniors, seniors, or graduating seniors and college students serving in a leadership capacity.

CLICK HERE for more information.

CLICK HERE to apply today!



{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!


audition for musician and vocalist opportunities

Tuesday, April 17, 6-8:30 PM in Dock, Youth Room, & Kids Green

Are you a musician or vocalist looking to get connected and serve at Heartland? Join us for an audition night Tuesday, April 17 from 6-8:30. We are looking for electric and acoustic guitar, bass, keys, drums and vocalists. We provide drums and keys. If you are auditioning another instrument, you must bring it.

When you register, we will send access to music so that you can rehearse and arrive prepared. Light refreshments will be offered.

CLICK HERE to sign up for audition now!


we are looking for storygatherers and storytellers!

God is on the move and stories happen every day in and around the Heartland community. We are building a story curation team to help us capture stories in all age groups, where people live, work, study and play.

If you enjoy writing (short form, social media, etc), capturing creative social media shots, are a keen observer of people, and would love to help curate the stories of what God is doing in our community, CLICK HERE and select the Communications: Writers team. We will be in touch with more information.


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!



clean up those closets for the adelante thrift drive

Sunday, April 15 @ 9, 11 and 5

Join us as we partner with our friends at the Adelante Thrift Store in KCK to restock their shelves for the season. Of particular need right now are jeans and shoes (all genders and sizes) and cooking, kitchen or other household items in gently used working condition.

Box or bag your items and label the outside (category, gender/size–this helps in sorting and loading things into the store efficiently).

On Sunday, April 15, simply place your items behind your vehicle at 9, 11 or 5 and our volunteers will pick them up for you! Furniture and other large items can be driven around to the SW side of the building for unloading.

Want to join the volunteer crew? We serve in 2-hours shifts throughout the day. CLICK HERE and sign up!

You can learn more about how Adelante Thrift is serving the KCK community, and volunteer in the store. CLICK HERE for details.


mission adelante volunteer opportunities


Adelante Thrift Easter "Eggs-travaganza"

Adelante Thrift will be hosting an Easter "Eggs-travaganza" for families on Saturday, March 31st. Please consider donating pre-filled Easter eggs for their annual Easter egg hunt.

CLICK HERE to check out Adelante Thrift’s Facebook page for more details.


empowered to connect foster/adoption conference

April 27-28 @ Heartland

The Empowered to Connect Conference features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.

The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors and therapists. Due to the length of the conference, we will not be able to provide childcare.

CLICK HERE to register for the Empowered to Connect Conference being held Friday, April 27 from 4 – 9 PM, and Saturday, April 28 from 8 AM – 4 PM. Cost is $15.


{community experiences & journey communities}

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)

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:

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

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}

life’s healing choices mens group launching

Tuesday nights, 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.

Sign up required, childcare not provided.

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


rebuilding following a separation or divorce?

Tuesdays @ 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.


griefshare groups meet weekly

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM at Heartland (join at any time)

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.



colorado adventure trip 2018

July 13-18, 2018 in Taylor Park, CO on the Continental Divide

Meet and Greet Q & A April 22, 10:15 & 12:15 at the fireplace

Imagine your feet in the image above! 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. It is strenuous, but can be completed by a beginner who has trained well. The trip includes:

  • 5 nights at AEI Base Camp in Taylor Park, CO on the Continental Divide
  • 4 full days of hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling and backpacking to base camp, culminating in a summit hike to 13K"
  • All meals, lodging, equipment and guides included
  • You will connect with God through adventure, reflection and friends!

Space is limited, so register early! Cost is $480 per person. The first half of payment, is due with registration by May 15. The balance is due by June 15. {Not included in cost: tip for guides, meals on the road, and transportation to/from camp – we will carpool!}

We will offer some organized training hikes, backpacking tips, and rock climbing outings to ROKC in May, June and July.

Questions? Join us at the fireplace on April 22 for a meet and greet with more information. We will gather at 10:15 and 12:15 and answer any questions you have. CLICK HERE to email us if you can’t make a meet and greet.

CLICK HERE to register now!



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!

  • April 20: Rick Mumford, Younglife KC Metro Director
  • May 18: Dr. Andy Johnson, Seminary Professor
  • June 22: 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.

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!

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!


high school summer camp

June 3-7 in Joplin, MO

Heartland is headed to summer camp in Joplin MO, June 3-7 for Move! Move is a 5-day high school event held all over the country designed to amplify the call of Christ on students’ lives to become kingdom workers. Join us for a week of catalytic worship, transformative teaching, and a ton of fun. You won’t want to miss it!

This years’ theme is “Contrast.” Kingdom workers are called to stand out; to be different and make a difference. There is a stark contrast between a life lived for Jesus and one lived for anyone or anything else. What are those differences? How should our lives be distinct? Join us Summer of 2018 as we look at John’s first letter.

Sign up soon as spots are limited, and cost increases as follows: $400 from February 15-April 11, and $425 from April 12-May 23.

CLICK HERE for info and to register.


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:

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, 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 summer at camp mix

June 3-7 in Joplin, MO

Heartland middle school is headed to the Lake of the Ozarks, MO, June 3-7 for Mix! Mix is a 5-day middle school camp held all over the country designed to amplify the call of Jesus on students’ lives to become kingdom workers. Join us for a week of catalytic worship, transformative teaching, and a ton of fun. You won’t want to miss it!

This years’ theme is “Contrast.” Kingdom workers are called to stand out; to be different and make a difference. There is a stark contrast between a life lived for Jesus and one lived for anyone or anything else. What are those differences? How should our lives be distinct? Join us Summer of 2018 as we look at John’s first letter.

Sign up soon as spots are limited, and cost increases as follows: $400 from February 15-April 11, and $425 from April 12-May 23.

CLICK HERE for info and to register.




kanakuk kampout is coming to heartland!

June 11-15 @ Heartland

KampOut is a 1-Week, high energy, non-stop excitement, traveling Christian day camp experience from Kanakuk for 5 to 12 year olds! We are hosting this experience at Heartland for the first time this June.

Every KampOut Kamper will see and hear that God is a loving father and wonderful creator who loves them and desires for us to love others.

Our counselors have been hand-picked for their Christ-like patience and sensitivity, and they are committed to creatively share the importance of a life lived for Jesus!

Kids will have a blast flying down our zipline, scaling the climbing wall, bouncing in the incredible inflatables, and laughing at our crazy skits!

Cost is $250 for the week. Scholarships are available by application (see link below).

CLICK HERE for an overview of what a Kanakuk KampOut is like!

CLICK HERE to download the KampOut trail guide.

CLICK HERE to register through Kanakuk for the Heartland KampOut experience.

CLICK HERE to request scholarship assistance before registering with Kanakuk.


welcome, little one

We are excited to welcome these new kiddos to the Heartland family! If you have a new addition to the family, CLICK HERE to let us know.

August 2017: Ayla Rose Dillon, 8.5.17, Jack & Nida Dillon. Paxton Joel Brabec, 8.23.17, Joel & Rebecca Brabec. Elijah Ronald Griebsbach, 8.31.17, Tyler & Noela Griebsbach.

October 2017: Emilia Margaret Ediger, 10.29.17, Grayson & Monica Ediger.

November 2017: Jack Emmett Preston, 11.28.17, Brian & Sarah Preston.

December 2017: Abraham Lee Carter, 12.23.17, Ben & Roni Carter.


kids’ baptism & dedication service

April 28 @ 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, April 28, 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 1
Baptism Class, 9:15- 10 AM once registered.

CLICK HERE to register for the April 28 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.



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