Middle School

Middle School meets Sundays at 11:00 AM in the Youth Lounge (for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students). 

Our Student Ministry Vision is: training students to thrive in the unknown because they are known and sent.

Who are we? We are people committed to building a church for the unchurched. And we want a youth ministry that reaches students who aren’t churched. That means we are creating environments that are safe and fun for students to enter. You’ll create lasting relationships with our excellent group of leaders.

Join us on Sunday mornings or at an event listed below!


Pray for Students!

Here’s a note from a couple parents in our community that felt God leading them pray for the student ministry. Check out this note and invitation from them:

We feel God nudging us to begin intentional prayer for our student ministry. Prayer is one of the best ways we can support the vision, leadership and mission of our student ministry. 

Praying for our children opens up many blessings for us and our children. 

Please join us for our first meeting on March 3 at 5:30 in the Garage at Heartland. We’ll see our students off on their spiritual retreat and stay for a short time of prayer. We will be finished by 6:00 for those attending the IF conference. 

Kelli Beurman and Michelle Lawson 


Believe (a conference for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders): March 31 – April 1

Hey 6th 7th & 8th graders:  Please join us for “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 a Friday night and Saturday day event on Friday, March 31 (6:30-10:30pm) and Saturday, April 1 (8:30am-4:00pm) at the Kansas City Convention Center.  We’ll meet at Heartland and carpool together to and from the event both days – so plan on being at Heartland at 5pm on Friday and at 7:45am on Saturday.  Cost is $65 per person, to cover the conference and meals.
You in?

Click HERE to register


Stay Up-To-Date with Text Alerts!

Text “middleschool” or “highschool” to 63566 to subscribe to our weekly text updates!  This is for students AND parents, too!


Lunch Run!

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, September 18 – 5th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, October 9 – 6th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, November 13 – 7th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, December 11 – 8th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, January 29 – 5th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, February 12 – 6th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, March 12 – 7th Grade Lunch Run
  • Sunday, April 9 – 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.


Camp MiX, June 4-8

Deadline to sign up is May 14th! We have 10 spots remaining!

We are trying something new for middle school students and camp this summer. Registration will be open January 1st. For now, here are the important details: the camp dates are June 4-8 and will cost $375. Camp is for students who are currently in grades 5, 6 or 7.

If those dates do not work or you really would like to continue attending Youthfront this summer, just visit their website and you can pick any of the sessions and attend with a buddy! As a group, we’all be trying something new…MiX from the folks at CiY (Christ In Youth) this summer . 

Departure: 11am on Sunday June 4th. We will travel in 12 passenger vans to the Windermere Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks 

Arrival: We will be home at 12:30pm on Thursday June 8th. 

Get more information on MiX here.
Questions? Contact us. shibum@heartlandchurch.org 

Click HERE to register


Students: Apply to be a Coach!

We are taking applications for students who would like to be a high school coach (HS students that disciple MS students). You can get a hard copy of the application on Sunday at the student service.

Coaching Application
Coaching Reference Form (Send this link to two non-relatives that are adults)

Read the Heartland Student Covenant as a part of applying to be a middle school coach.