Heartland on Mission
We exist to equip and challenge people to invest in others. Our hope is all followers of Jesus will lovingly sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel. We encourage you to listen to God’s voice and discover the mission he wants you to invest in.
We are focusing our time, gifts and resources towards a few ministry organizations to make the largest, most meaningful impact for the kingdom. We call these organizations mission partners. They are:
We also focus on various needs within our own church community:
- Our Food Pantry - Food Pantry List
- Local School Partnership with Olathe East
- ESL Program in Partnership with Redemption Church
Register to receive email notices and volunteer for opportunities to serve those in need on a local and global level. Check out some other great opportunities below.
If you need help filling your table this Thanksgiving OR if you are willing to help out a family in need, please pick up a Thanksgiving flyer at the welcome center between now and November 16. It includes all the details on how we are working to ensure every Heartland family is blessed this November.
In an effort to make it easier than ever before to reach out and help those in need this holiday season, we have partnered with our neighbor, Zoomin Market, and created a Thanksgiving dinner package to make shopping easier.
CLICK HERE to visit the ZoomIn Market site Thanksgiving Dinner page.
If you would like to help with the preparation phase of this great outreach to families of the incarcerated, CLICK HERE and enter “Angel Tree” in the volunteer box.
Gift tags will be available for selection before and after services on December 7th.
MISSION ADELANTE strives to serve the immigrants in our midst in ways that meet their most practical needs, and that demonstrate the love of Jesus. We have multi-level ESL classes for the adults, teens’ discipling ministries, and kids’ outreach Bible studies, for our Bhutanese and our Latino neighbors. We’d love to show you how easy it is to make a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors!
Please let us know if you are coming to observe or volunteer…click HERE to sign up.
LOCAL SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP with Olathe East
LOCAL SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP with Olathe East – Heartland is a community partner of Olathe East High School.
Weekend Food: Many students receive free and reduced lunch during the week but lack adequate food over the weekend. Help is needed on Tuesday morning to shop for and transport food to the school, and on Thursday afternoon between 12:00 – 3:30pm (do not need to stay for the whole time) to organize food to fill over 50 backpacks each week.
Mentoring: Olathe East High School and Washington Elementary are looking for adults who can commit to one hour every other week to invest in a student. Some students are requesting college guidance; others need help with homework or additional support from an adult.
All mentors will be trained through the Olathe School District and given a student to meet with for the year. As a mentor, you are required to visit the student during school hours at the school.
Other opportunities include working with kids as they develop a service project for the semester. The mentor helps brainstorm with the student and guide them through project planning. The hope is to tap into life and networking experiences that will enrich the students. Make a difference in a child’s life and volunteer as a mentor today.
To sign up, or for more information, CLICK HERE and enter either “Backpack Program” or “Student Mentor” and school preference in the I Want To Volunteer box.
ESL PROGRAM – In partnership with Redemption Church
ESL PROGRAM – We are in need of volunteers to help serve the children of adults who are attending Redemption’s English as a Second Language classes. We split time playing outside (weather permitting) and playing board games, hide and seek, and four corners. It’s so much fun!
The ESL Program meets every Monday evening following the Olathe school district calendar (winter break, spring break, etc).
Join us from 7-8:30pm, at Redemption Church (515 S. Ridgeview).
To volunteer with the ESL Children’s program, click HERE and sign up.
THE HOPE CENTER
THE HOPE CENTER has lots of different ways you can help serve kids in the urban core. The medical clinic, K-5 school, community development effort and youth programs are beating the odds by meeting core needs in one of Kansas City’s most abandoned neighborhoods.
If you prefer to make a tax-deductible monetary donation to Heartland’s Food Pantry, you may do so by going to Heartland’s Give Online page, logging in, and then selecting to give to “Missions-Food Pantry”. Or you can write a check payable to “Heartland Community Church”, write “Food Pantry” in the Memo line and drop it in a giving box at Heartland.