A FULLY DEVOTED DISCIPLE is Loving, Giving, Growing, Reproducing
Baptism is like a wedding. It is a public declaration of unconditional devotion to a person—Jesus Christ.
Like the wedding rings, baptism signifies our union with Jesus. It is not a promise to be good for the rest of our lives. It is not a religious version of the Boy Scout pledge. Like marriage, it is a relational promise—a promise to give ourselves, body and soul, to Jesus. In baptism we’re not saying to Jesus, “I’ll be good!”, but we’re saying “I’ll be yours!”
If you’d like to learn more about baptism, or have general questions about what it means to follow Jesus, come join us at our Baptism class. This short, one-time class packed full of great information meets the last Sunday of each month, except in the summer at HVC in Room 233 at 11:30 a.m.
We want you on our team!
Do you want to watch from the stands or step onto the field? At Heartland Vineyard, “membership” is really about ownership, making a commitment to embrace the mission, vision and values of our church. Members make a commitment to leverage the best of their time, talent and treasure to help move the mission of the church forward, living on the front lines of loving Jesus and serving others in the Cedar Valley and beyond.
Please fill out this form if you’d like to attend our next event. Childcare is available for newborn to 4 years old upon request (let us know how many children).
We look forward to seeing you!
At HVC we place a high priority on serving and we have the perfect model in Jesus…
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” —Mark 10:45.
As disciples of Jesus we desire to live a life of service. One of the easiest and most practical ways to serve is on Sunday mornings. We have endless opportunities and would love to get you plugged in.
At HVC, we place a high value of Small groups. We believe that relationally-driven, biblically-rooted, missionally minded, spirit-led small groups is where we can truly disciple and be discipled. We don’t want to just be a church that has small groups; we want to be a church of small groups.
Grace is God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace is the foundation on which we relate to God.
Relationships are the currency of the Kingdom and an incredible mechanism for transformation.
The Bible is our main source for content/curriculum and testifies to the person Jesus. The Bible provides us a guide for how we do life and relationships. Matthew 18 and Ephesians 4.25-27 are essential for any healthy community.
Small groups have a missional focus; they don’t exist just for themselves, but for Jesus and the world. When small groups embrace the great commission, they will organize grass roots service and evangelistic initiatives.
Plans can be set aside for what God wants to do in a group on any given night. We believe that the Spirit is always calling us to worship and prayer. Inviting the presence of God and the laying on of hands is far more powerful and effective than giving advice.
Small groups simply put are a group of people following Jesus together.
Need help finding a Small Group? Check out our small groups list online or contact us at 319-266-4673.
e3 (Experience, Equip, Express)
We are an e3 church! Our mission is to extend the Kingdom of God by EQUIPPING an army of fully devoted disciples as they EXPERIENCE and EXPRESS the compassion and truth of the Lord Jesus. If your desire is to be a fully devoted disciple, we want to help you.
Keep an eye out for more information on opportunities connected to our e3 model of discipleship. We will be rolling out new information soon.
3:12 Transformation (level 1)
If you are new to faith and/or want want a better understanding of your identity in Christ, 3:12 Transformation Ministry is where you need to be! This is a great place to kick off your journey with Jesus.
3:12 takes each participant on a journey using Chapter 3 Verse 12 of 26 books of the bible. We experience 4 phases (Surrender, Believe, Live, Proclaim) necessary to overcome obstacles and bondage that restrain us from fulfilling a life of joyful purpose and peace.
3:12 Transformation contains God’s words of grace and power that can transform our thinking and priorities into destiny and direction.
For information on when the next session begins, please contact Michael & Janet Lyons at 319-486-5071 or 319-240-5177.
School of Kingdom Ministry (SOKM) (level 2)
We believe that God placed us in the family of our local church and that is where He intends to train us and release us for the work of His Kingdom. School of Kingdom Ministry is drawing together local churches around the mission of equipping and releasing followers of Jesus to move in the power of Spirit as a lifestyle. This opportunity is specifically designed for those that desire to operate in the gifts of the spirit as a lifestyle.
For more information email Scott & Susan Woodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vineyard Institute (level 3)
theology, training, every church, every nation
Vineyard Institute seeks to develop leaders at every level of every church, as an umbrella educational provider within the multinational, multicultural and multi-generational Vineyard community.
VI programs develop those who desire to:
- Serve at any level in church leadership
- Expand Biblical and theological understanding
- Explore and pursue their calling with further training
This unique distance/online system provides the convenience of online learning with local student-to-student and student-to-mentor interaction, creating a learning experience similar to residential programs.
Application deadline for the fall quarter was August 22nd, classes start September 12th. Registration and payments are made online directly to Vineyard Institute, we are here to help and encourage you through the process. Even if you do not attend Heartland, please list Heartland as your home church, as we will be your “site” for Vineyard Institute. Register with this link.
For more information contact Boomer Smith at (319) 961-9253.
Financial Peace (elective)
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
This life-changing program will teach you to achieve you financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. This course
- Teaches financial responsibility with easy steps
- Helps eliminate debt
- Offers accountability and continued support with lifetime membership
- Trains participants to spend every dollar on paper with the zero-based budget planner
- Empowers people struggling with financial hardships by establishing a plan to take control of their money
Classes are offered on Sunday mornings in the Conference Room. If you are interested in the next class, sign up online at myhvc.org under Forms by filling out the Financial Peace form.