We hope that you’ll consider joining us for a midweek believers service on a First Wednesday or praying and serving our community at a First Saturday.
Learn more about each environment below.
First Wednesdays take place at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month in our student auditorium.
First Wednesday is a service created for believers in a setting completely different than our weekend services. First Wednesdays exist to encourage believers through extended and focused times of worship, altar and prayer ministry, and discipleship. Since the primary goal of our weekends is to help people to find and know God, many times, the focused teachings cover topics that might not be taught on a weekend.
Since people who attend HC gather in homes throughout the week for small groups, those small groups are cancelled during First Wednesday week so everyone can gather in one environment together one time each month. Think of it like a monthly midweek family dinner.
Heartland Kids is available through 5th grade. We hope that you’ll join us for each First Wednesday experience the rest of this year!
First Saturdays begin in prayer at 9am and take place on the first Saturday of every month in our main auditorium.
First Saturdays were created to help our partners serve the community each month in planned and strategic ways. Each month, we gather together for focused prayer and focused service.
The mornings begin with a one-hour prayer service featuring worship, corporate and individual prayer led by one of our pastors or prayer team members. After the prayer service ends, team members branch off into various service opportunities dependent on the day.
At each First Saturday, we host Grace Bridge Food Distributions to our community from 11am-1pm. But in addition, we use our First Saturday to serve others in a myriad of ways. Whether that’s moving a widow into a new home, serving our local fire department or mowing the yard for an elderly family, the goal is to take the first Saturday and sow it into others. In doing so, we’re teaching our families and our flesh that Christ came to serve and not to be served—and the same is true for us as well.
To learn more about First Saturdays or to ask a question, email us.
1. GraceBridge Food Distribution at Heartland Church
We will have our regularly scheduled “on-site” food distribution for First Saturday (did you know we also do an “off-site” distribution on the 3rd Saturday of each month?) We need your help serving our neighbors in need. We will have in-person food distribution at the church. We will distribute food and personal care boxes and pray for all that come to bless their family. We will also pack boxes for future distributions. To register for this project, click here.
2. Gracebridge Food Distribution at Evergreen Vista Ridge
We will take food to a local retirement community and serve several families there. We need 5-8 volunteers to help deliver to the retirement apartments and pray with and encourage the recipients. To register for this project, click here.
3. Women’s Prison Ministry (Letters of Hope)
We want to create a women’s prison ministry that encourages them to find strength in Jesus. We will be preparing materials to send to them, encouraging notes and devotionals. This takes place onsite at HC. To register for this project, click here.
4. Food and Personal Care Packing
When we give food and items to families in need, we also want to encourage them by including handwritten cards and decorating the boxes they receive. We will provide the cards, packages, and art supplies; you bring your creativity! We welcome volunteers of all ages for this project. To register for this project, click here.
5. Homeless Outreach (Bibles & Blankets 4 Prayer)
We want to present the people in the most need in and around Carrollton with blankets and Bibles. Our lead team has been planning and dreaming about this outreach and hope that you will come and help us be the hands and feet of Jesus to the homeless near us. We need 5-10 volunteers over the age of 18 years old for this project. To register for this project, click here.
6. School Campus Intercession
Join us as we go to local school campuses to pray over schools, administrators, and students.We will read scripture and pray together for the protection and wisdom for those people stepping on the school grounds. We are going to walk the grounds and bless and anoint the schools with God’s word. This week our goal is to cover 2 campuses and spend at least 15 minutes at each. To register for this project, click here
7. New Neighbor Welcome Box packing and delivery
Join us as we create a new neighbor welcome box of gifts for new families in the Heartland Church neighborhood. We will then head out in teams and deliver these gift boxes to predetermined addresses in the immediate vicinity of Heartland. We need volunteers of all ages for this great project. all ages are welcome! To register for this project, click here
8. Clothed in Hope
We will be sorting and inventorying donations received. To register for this project, click here
9. HC Kids Outreach
New opportunity to serve with your kiddos. This team will be assisting the Clothed in Hope ministry as well as decorating food boxes and creating encouraging cards. To register for this project, click here