Heartland Community Church

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thursday, January 16, 2020


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{for everyone}

the story of jesus

Tuesday’s, 6:30 – 8 PM, Starting January 21

(Click Image above for video.)

A journey with Jesus starts with one step and whether you’ve been on this path for 15 years or 5 minutes, at some point you decided to lace up and step out in faith. You may have even found some friends to join you on the adventure of exploring all your faith questions. Is Jesus who he says he is? Is he speaking directly to me? Can I trust what he is saying is true. This is an ongoing discipline for some and the stretching of a new muscle for others. We believe we become stronger when we explore the paths of faith together.

This January we will start on a new path through the Story of Jesus. A training course that will dive deep into the journey of Jesus’ own life through the scriptures in the book of Luke. We will experience what God brings to each of us as we encounter him through the bible and prayer. Join us as we set out on a new course and meet Jesus on the path.

The Story of Jesus course runs Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM, January 21 through April 14 (no meeting March 17 for Spring Break). Global Kids Program provided, registration is required by January 14, 2020.

CLICK HERE to sign up!


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

Friday, January 17, 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 quarter 2020 worship night is Friday, January 17 at 7:00 PM at Heartland. Join us…childcare is not available for this event. Questions? CLICK HERE to email Lori Roy.


mlk jr celebration breakfast

Saturday, January 18, 9 – 11 AM @ Macedonia Baptist

Heartland is partnering with Macedonia Baptist Church, Westside Family and other local congregations to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Doors will open at 8:30 AM, breakfast served at 9 AM.

This breakfast is part of an initiative to build bridges of racial reconciliation by developing authentic friendships through shared experiences. We gather people from a diverse group of churches to engage in meaningful conversations leading to a greater understanding and love for each other.

Breakfast is located at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1700 Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO, 64109.

CLICK HERE to register.

Questions? Call Sharon McFarland at 913-669-3652.



younique accelerator january & march

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.

Our Younique Accelerator is offered over 2 weekends, followed by a 90-day accountability group to put your new plan into practice.

Our next Accelerator will be held Friday, January 31 from 5:30-9:00 PM through Saturday, February 1 from 8:00-5:00.

Part two is Friday, March 6 from 5:30-9:00 PM through Saturday, March 7 from 8:00-5:00 PM. The timing of your 90-day launch will be determined at the end of this session.

Cost is $249.00. This includes your kit, all assessments and meals.

CLICK HERE to register for the January/March Accelerator.

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!


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



CLICK HERE to register for Nanette Haskin’s cohort, meeting Mondays, 7-9 PM from January 13 through March 9 (additional dates to begin after spring break) in a local home.

CLICK HERE to register for Lisa Zulke’s cohort, meeting Mondays, 12-2 PM from April 20 through September 14 in the Conference Room at Heartland.



CLICK HERE to register for Darrin Plant and Kayla Green’s cohort, meeting Tuesdays, 6-8 PM from January 7 through June 23 in the Unfinished Conference Space at Heartland.



CLICK HERE to register for Ryan Nelson’s cohort, meeting WEDNESDAYS, 6-9 PM beginning in January in Grow Room 4 at Heartland.



{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.



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.


tips-mapp training class offered at heartland

February 22-23 and March 7-8 in the Garage

Heartland is hosting a TIPS-MAPP foster/adoptive parenting class for anyone considering foster or adoption, or interested in learning more about the process. The class is offered over two weekend sessions, 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 9 AM – 3 PM Sunday. There is a 10-person minimum requirement to hold this training.

TIPS-MAPP is a model program that utilizes 15 tools designed to help prospective adoptive/foster parents understand the difference between the desire to help and making the commitment to bring children into their home. Leaders use the tools to help inform participants about the child welfare system and the role of foster parents, develop the necessary skills to become a successful foster/adoptive parent and assess families to determine if they are a positive fit for the role of a foster parent.

Registration required in advance. Please sign up early to help meet the 10-person minimum.

CLICK HERE to sign up.



{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.


homes/hosts needed for if:heartland gatherings

February 28 & 29 in Various Locations

Heartland is hosting IF Conference gatherings in homes throughout the city. Save the date and plan to join us on February 28 & 29. Registration coming SOON!

Join us as an IF:Heartland host site! Bring together your circles of women from church, small group, work or neighborhood 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.

Hosting an IF:Heartland gathering is being a part of a sisterhood of women who are willing to step out in faith because there’s nothing better than women experiencing the love of Jesus. We will equip and support you every step of the way. Providing administrative support, registration, attendance fees, some snacks and giveaways. Ready to say, “Yes!”?

CLICK HERE to host IF in your home. CLICK HERE to email questions to Nanette Haskin.


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 Axe Throwing Adventure, Saturday, January 25, 2 – 4 PM at Blade and Timber in Leawood
  • 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!



kanakuk kampout registration for heartland 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

Monthly Mens’ Gathering: January 31, 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.



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!


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!



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