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Friday, January 31, 2020


{for everyone}

leadership update

So many milestones. So much life change. Praise God. And thank you, Dan.

If you missed the service on Sunday, January 26, please CLICK HERE to watch the message and update from Dan.

CLICK HERE to read Dan’s letter to Heatlanders.

If you would like to share a note of encouragement for Dan and his family, you can do so by emailing dand@heartlandchurch.org.


join us in the journey as we read through luke

January through Easter

We are super excited to join together as a community reading the story of Jesus this year, in the book of Luke. You can jump right in through The Journey, our weekly reflection and study guide. Follow the hyperlinks to read the corresponding Bible verses on the go, or use each issue as a guide to open your Bible and join in.

Our team of writers will offer personal reflections from the Sunday teaching, followed by brief, daily reflections on each set of verses. Grab a friend and dive in with us!

To subscribe to The Journey weekly email, CLICK HERE

Need tips on how to read your Bible? CLICK HERE. Pointers from our teaching team are included both above and below The Journey Blog.

You can also access The Journey, our Sunday teaching video and audio, and other helpful resources in the Heartland App. You can find it in Apple and Android app stores by searching Heartland Community Church App.


pray kc worship night rescheduled!

Thursday, February 13, 7 – 9 PM in the Auditorium

In 2020, Pray KC is hosting four multigenerational, multiethnic, and multi-denominational citywide events with a vision to prioritize God’s presence over everything as we unite the church to pray for spiritual awakening in Kansas City. The first is being hosted right here at Heartland.

The first quarter 2020 worship night is Friday, February 13 at 7:00 PM at Heartland. Join us…childcare is not available for this event. Questions? CLICK HERE to email Lori Roy.



younique weekly cohorts

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 integrate that intentionality with your daily life.

In our cohort format, participants meet with the same small group weekly for 6-9 months to complete Journeys 1, 2 and 3.

If you are interested in joining a weekly cohort please see the options listed below. Each cohort is led by a different coach or coach team, and offered at different days and times.

Please complete the registration form and pay online for the materials that are needed for this class. Cost is $199 and includes your kit and all assessments.

If money is a barrier, CLICK HERE to email Shelby Ratterman and request financial assistance information.

For more information about Younique at Heartland, CLICK HERE


{volunteer at heartland}

volunteer central hosts needed

Are you wanting a place where you can serve, use your gifts and passions and get to know others? If you have the gift of hospitality or just love serving others through a smile, word of encouragement and a warm welcome, Volunteer Central might be the place for you.

Our team serves and blesses our fellow volunteers through food and refreshments as they serve around Heartland each Sunday morning. If you’re interested, come and test drive Volunteer Central. We would love to meet you!

CLICK HERE to sign up for a Volunteer Central test drive!


looking for heartland greeters and ambassadors!

Hospitality in its simplest form is a 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!

Become a Heartland ambassador and you will have the pleasure of meeting people who visit our services, have questions, and are looking for tours.

To learn more, CLICK HERE to email Lisa Zulke and request a spot.


global kids ministry is hiring

Join Global Kids Ministry (Midweek/Sunday Hours Possible)

Heartland’s Global Kids Ministry Team is hiring! We are looking for adults that want to have fun with kids, help them feel known, and tell them about Jesus every single week. To learn more about becoming part of a team that is sold-out for God’s glory and each kid’s story, please click on the link, fill out the application, and our Global Kids Director will contact you. (Note: Background check required)

Hours will vary. Most consistently, Global Kids Providers may work Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, or Sunday mornings.

CLICK HERE to apply.



befriend kiritiri: join us sunday in the atrium

Be sure to say hello this morning to the awesome BeFriend Kiritiri team in the atrium at Heartland. They are leading the charge in our partnership with the village of Kiritiri, Kenya and can’t wait to share this incredible opportunity with all of us! #followmetokiritiri

Heartland, we are super excited to share with you a new missions and outreach partnership opportunity in Kiritiri, Kenya! The BeFriend Kiritiri team will be at Heartland January 19 and 26 at the 9 AM and 11 AM services with more information on how we can participate. Until then, take a peek at our BeFriend Kiritiri video here! You can follow the team at BeFriend Kiritiri Kenya right here on Facebook, too.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the interest group.

CLICK HERE to watch the BeFriend Kiritiri video.

CLICK HERE to reach our team page.


mission adelante opportunities

Observation Nights at Mission Adelante

Thinking about serving at Mission Adelante? Join them the first and second weeks of March for observations! Come find out what services they provide for their community and what program would be the best fit for you!

CLICK HERE, pick a date and sign up to observe.  


restock the heartland food pantry

Sundays, February 23 and March 1

Join us as we collect food to give to our neighbors who are hungry.  Heartland Kids and will be collecting and sorting food for the Food Pantry during our Sunday Services on February 23 and March 1.

Place your donations in the yellow bins located at each entrance. We will take it from there!

Please shop from this list:

Cereal (whole grain, low sugar)
Chicken, Tuna or Smoked Ham
Dill Pickle Relish
Fruits & Vegetables (cans)
Refried beans
Muffin/Brownie/Cornbread mixes
Pancake mix & Maple syrup
Saltine crackers
Dry rice (bag)
Dry pinto beans (bag)
Peanut butter & Jelly
Macaroni & cheese
Hamburger Helper
Pasta & Pasta Sauce
Pudding or Jello mix
Paper products (TP, Kleenex, Napkins, Paper Towels)

Monetary donations are also needed to support the work of Heartland’s Food Pantry. These donations will be used to support the food challenged in our community. Make checks payable to “Heartland Community Church” with “Food Pantry” in the memo line. Thank you for serving arrows out Heartland!


re:conference: volunteer with us or register to attend!

February 7-8 at Westside Family Church

RE:Conference is a time for foster, adoptive & kinship parents to escape the distractions and chaos of life and experience a weekend of real encouragement.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

volunteer with us february 7 or 8

Looking for a way to give back and help local families?

We are needing volunteers to help out at the RE: Conference. This is a fun, engaging way for you to serve the foster and adoptive families. Serve opportunities are February 7 or 8 at Westside Family Church. There are several shifts to choose from. 

CLICK HERE to see the opportunities.

CLICK HERE to sign up for a volunteer role and time.



{care communities}

divorcecare 2020

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, January 14 through May 5

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.

Register for the Divorce Care Class starting January 14, from 6:30-8:30 PM. We will not be meeting on 3/17/20 and 4/21/20.

Class fee is $20/person. This class will meet in Room 56. Global Kids Program is provided but registration is required before January 7, 2020.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.


griefshare 2020

January 14 – May 12, 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us for GriefShare, a 13-week class designed to help people heal from the grief of the death of a loved one, family member or friend. Video teaching from experts and people who have experienced this grief help frame in-class group discussion each week and workbook exercises throughout the week. GriefShare offers encouragement, useful advise and hope for the grieving process.

For more information on GriefShare, please visit griefshare.org.  

Registration for GriefShare is $20/person. Global Kids Program is provided but registration is required before January 7, 2020.

CLICK HERE to sign up now.



seamless course

Wednesday’s, 9:15-11:15 AM beginning January 15

Join Heartland women for Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story this January. The study covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying the seamless truth of the gospel message across all of scripture. You will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s word and have greater confidence in applying the power of scripture to your daily life.

Seamless begins Wednesday, January 15, 9:15-11:15 AM. Global Kids program is available, registration required on or before January 8, 2020.

CLICK HERE to sign up.


register now for if:heartland gatherings

February 28 & 29 in Various Locations

Heartland is hosting IF Conference gatherings in homes throughout the city. Join us on February 28 & 29.

Join other women in a home setting to watch the digital download of IF:Gathering. Turn off the noise, get in your Bible, experience powerful teaching, dive into authentic conversations, worship Jesus, and hear stories that will compel you to take your next steps towards life and peace.

CLICK HERE to register!


breathe study

March 4-April 15, 9:15-11:15 AM

Join us in March for Priscilla Shirer’s Breathe study and explore the gift of sabbath. One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In the Old Testament, God instituted principles and laws that would transform the Israelites’ mindset. He didn’t just want them legally free; he wanted them to be able to walk in that freedom and enjoy it. So God gave them many gifts, including boundaries in which to enjoy those gifts. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

Starting Wednesday, March 4 from 9:15-11:15 AM.  We will not meet on March 18.  Global Kids program is available, registration required on or before February 26, 2020. 

CLICK HERE to sign up!


join a women’s adventure activity this winter

Local Winter 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:

  • ROAM Winter Hike at Shawnee Mission Park, Sunday, February 16, 2 – 4 PM (we will hike as long as it is not stormy, so plan to dress for the weather that day)

To join our group evite list or ask questions, CLICK HERE to contact Lisa Zulke. Join our Facebook group to be the first to hear of pop up opportunities for outings, hang out time, studies, etc. You can find us on Facebook at ROAM.kc!

We look forward to adventuring with you!



heartland kanakuk kampout registration is open

June 22-26, 9 AM – 4 PM daily @ Heartland


KampOut is a 1-week, high energy, non-stop excitement, traveling Christian day camp experience from Kanakuk for 5 to 12 year olds! 

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 $275 for the week. Don’t wait to sign up. Kamp will fill fast this year!

If you contact Kamp directly you can work out a payment plan, or limited scholarships are available by application (see link below).

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

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

CLICK HERE to request scholarship assistance before registering with Kanakuk.


kids’ baptism & dedication service

March 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, March 28, at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 AM.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about kids’ baptism and dedication, please CLICK HERE. You will also receive an invite to our March 22 Baptism Class once registered.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the baptism and dedication service.


{nextgen: college}

Looking to get connected to other college-age Heartlanders? Join us on Monday nights at Anna Ireland’s home. We will have snacks, fellowship and go through a study together.

CLICK HERE to sign up and receive directions and information!



everyman friday

Next Monthly Mens’ Gathering: February 28, 6:15-7:30 AM

Everyman Friday is a monthly gathering of men, with a different speaker each month. Join us in the Youth Lounge at 6:15 AM. Our program ends promptly at 7:30 AM so you can be out the door to tackle the rest of your day.

Save these dates for future gatherings: April 3, May 8, June 19.



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!


camp mix for middle school students

May 31 – June 4

Come have a blast at camp with us! We are headed to the Lake of the Ozarks, MO, May 31-June 4 for Mix! Mix is a 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! Students entering grades 6-8 are invited to come to camp.

CLICK HERE to register.


leap day at urban air

Saturday, February 29 6:30-8 PM @ Urrban Air Adventure Park

Middle school students–don’t miss our February activity on Saturday, February 29 at Urban Air Adventure Park. What better way to celebrate Leap Year than a fun evening of hanging out and jumping around with your friends!

               Where:  14401 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park

               When:   6:30 – 8:00 PM, Saturday, February 29

               Cost:  $20 includes jumping socks that you get to keep

CLICK HERE to register.


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!


mvmt donut days

February 5, March 4, May 6

Join us for donut days at MVMT every first Wednesday of the month! We will load up the donut wall to welcome first time students. Bring a friend with you, and both you AND your friend each get a delicious donut.


leap day leap-a-looza

Saturday, February 29 8-10 PM @ Urrban Air Adventure Park

Only once every four years are we gifted with the opportunity to celebrate the best day of the leap year, LEAP DAY! Come leap with us for Leap Day as we rent out the entire Urban Air Adventure Park. Cost is $20 and includes unlimited access to the park from 8-10 PM. Be sure to bring a friend!

CLICK HERE to sign up.


high school summer camp 2020

July 13 – 18, University of Central Missouri

This year, MVMT is headed to University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, July 13-18 for Move! Move is a 5-day high school event held all over the country designed to equip students to become kingdom workers. This years theme is the “Third Person” of the Trinity – who he is, how he works and the many ways high school students can lean in and stay connected to him every moment of their lives.

CLICK HERE to sign up.


ltp summer internship

LTP is an 8 week intensive summer internship for students looking to grow in their leadership, deepen their faith, and uncover more of who God has created them to be.  LTP is for students hungry in their faith, who have a growing sense that God has something more for them.  It’s for culture shakers, dreamers, and doers.  Those that ask “What if?” “Why not?” “What can I do?”. 

LTP is open to incoming sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduating seniors and college students serving in a leadership role.  We will meet Sundays 12-3 PM, Tuesdays and Thursday 9-12 PM. To those that travel during the summer please note that interns are not allowed to miss more than 2 weeks (6 sessions).

CLICK HERE to sign up.




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