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Student Ministry

The student ministry of Heartland Community Church seeks, by God's grace, to help our students grow up in their relationship with Christ and to live as commissioned disciples who spread the good news of the gospel to those around us in word and deed. 

Student Ministry Activities

Please join us for fun, fellowship, and more fun!  

Graduated seniors and incoming sixth graders, please join us!

Fall Sunday School Student Ministries

6th grade-Communicants Class (Room 4D): This class, designed to last both fall and spring semesters, is for students who are interested in exploring the basics of the faith and what it means to become a communing member of the Church. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity for a member's interview if the families desire. To join this class, email Gary@heartlandpca.org by September 1st.

7-9th grade-Gospel-Centered Life (Room 1E): "Techie? Jock? Class Clown? You Can't Build a Life on a Label. Something or someone will always try to define you. But your identity goes far deeper than the positive or even the negative labels people use to define you. There is something at the core of a satisfying and meaningful life that can't be summed up by any label. The Gospel-Centered Life for Teens offers you the chance to center your life on the only thing in the universe that actually has the power to define you, give your life meaning, and shape how you live each day. Class co-taught by Pastor Gary Goodrich and Jon Larson.

10-11th grade-Praying the Psalms (Room D5 Youth Room): Over the next 20 weeks, we will spend time studying, applying, and learning to pray alongside one of the greatest treasures in God's word, The Psalms. Throughout this study, we will cover topics like meditation, lament, anger, and repentance. We hope you will join us as we dive deep into this unique and applicable book. This class will be taught by Jeff and Kathy Morris.

 

WHAT IS A TYPICAL NIGHT AT YOUTH GROUP LIKE?
Heartland students (6-12th grades) gather together on Wednesday nights at 7PM. Our time consists of a game or ice breaker, worship, and conversational teaching. Every other week, the students break up in small groups based on age and gender for teaching, discussion and prayer. 

ARE JR. HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOGETHER?
The short answer is yes. All of our students begin the time together, then break out into separate groups on a bi-weekly basis. 

ARE THERE SPECIAL EVENTS OR CAMPS?
Yes! Our Student pastor and volunteers meet multiple times per year to plan events for our students including laser tag, bowling, and even service projects with one of our ministry partners.  Every summer our High School students travel to Omaha, Nebraska to work alongside our ministry partner on the Winnebago Indian reservation. At Heartland our aim is to help our students embody our mission statement in a way that is fun and promotes great relationships along the way. 

WHO LEADS STUDENT MINISTRIES?
Our Assistant Pastor, Gary Goodrich, currently leads the overall vision and direction of the student ministry. We also have a great group of adult leaders who lead the youth in conjuction with Gary and our other elders. 

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER WITH STUDENT MINISTRIES?
Volunteers are always welcome and encouraged to participate in Student Ministries! We do require that all volunteers be members of the church and have thorough background checks. To learn more about volunteering with Student Ministries, contact Gary Goodrich Gary@heartlandpca.org.