Within that mission, we believe that God has always desired to take people on a spiritual journey. Heartland explains that spiritual journey through a series of steps that believers spend their life pursuing and chasing. These four steps are the basis by which all ministry takes place at HC.
1) KNOW GOD
It is our desire to see all people walk into life-giving relationships with Jesus and others. We absolutely believe that life with Jesus is the best possible life that anyone could ever choose and want to do everything in our power to help people understand the importance of that decision. We do our best to create environments in our weekend experiences to help people to begin a relationship with Jesus and to truly know God.
2) FIND FREEDOM
We often say that salvation in Christ frees you from the slavery of sin. But you can be free from slavery but still have the mindset of a slave. What follows salvation is the process that every individual must take to truly become free, spirit, soul and flesh. We believe that real life change happens in the context of relationships and Heartland is a place where we want you to find authentic community and connection.
3) DISCOVER PURPOSE
When you find freedom, it’s then that you are restored to the original intent for what God created you for and it’s here that you are truly able to discover purpose. We don’t want people just to be free, but we want them free to move into their purpose. We intentionally try to create environments where people can become better and discover mission in their lives.
4) MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We often say that “we were created to make a difference with a group of people who are making a difference.” Once we are saved, freed and then restored, finally we are able to walk in the fulfillment and pleasure of God’s purpose for our lives. We believe that every person that walks through the doors of Heartland is called to be a minister and that each one of us were created to fill a role in the kingdom of God!
You can learn more about our purpose as a church and how your gifts and callings fit into that purpose by attending our Growth Track!