HVC Blog

Home Grown Missionaries

We love missions at Heartland Vineyard Church. In fact, we believe everyone who has Christ living in his or her heart is a missionary. We have a mission, that is, a call to make disciples of people living around us. We are called to reach out to all people, from family members to neighbors, from… Read more »

Kingdom Now

Our Kingdom Now conference with Ed McGlasson is going to be a great event. Ed has been a friend for many years and is one of my favorite speakers. He’ll make you laugh and cry at the same time. Ed is a long time student of the impact fathers make on the family, the church… Read more »

We Are a Kingdom of God People

This week, I was visiting with our staff about the most important things that drive our church. What are the hills we will fight for and if need be, die on? One of the “hills we will die on” is that we have embraced the Biblical truth that when Jesus came to earth 2,000 years… Read more »

Receive What Grace Offers

John Stott, a pastor in the Anglican church of England and a noted leader of worldwide evangelicalism, made the following observation:  “Faith’s only function is to receive what grace offers.” Is that what you believe?  We live in a high performance society. We are driven to excel and be obsessed with success. We long for… Read more »

A Humble Servant’s Heart

I’ve been writing over the past month and a half on the priorities of the Heartland Vineyard.  These priorities define the nature of a fully devoted disciple of Jesus Christ.  Our mission as a church is to equip and army of fully devoted disciples who extend the Kingdom of God as they experience and express… Read more »

Loving, Carefrontational Community

For the past few weeks, I’ve been discussing our priorities as a church family. These priorities have been in place in our church for the past 20 years. Since our mission is to equip and army of fully devoted disciples who extend the Kingdom of God as they experience and express the compassion and truth… Read more »

Grace Filled Obedience to the Word of God

We have been talking about the disciple’s hand. Since our mission has been to equip an army of fully devoted disciples, we had to understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. God gave us a metaphor using the human hand to describe the basic attributes of a disciple. The pointer finger… Read more »

Hands on, Spirit led Ministry

In 1993, about three years into the planting of Heartland Vineyard Church, when we were about 100 people meeting in the Chalet Center basement, a group of leaders spent a day together and constructed a mission statement. Heartland Vineyard Church exists for the purpose of equipping an army of fully devoted disciples who extend the… Read more »

The Disciples Hand Part 2

In the gospel of Mark, chapter 3, Jesus enters the local synagogue and in the midst of everyone, recognizes a problem. There among all the people was a man with a withered hand.  Though the man was most likely self-conscious, Jesus said, “Stand up in front of everyone.”  Then Jesus gave a brief sermon guised… Read more »

VISION

This question has come up a lot lately in reference to Heartland Vineyard Church. “What is the vision of the Heartland Vineyard Church?” Let me take some time and describe what I saw nearly thirty years ago that gave my family and I a desire and move to the Cedar Valley and start this church…. Read more »