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Discipleship Ministries

DM logo catWe heed Jesus’ words to His followers to “make disciples.” Starting with toddlers and continuing through the adult years, our ministries work to develop mature followers of Christ. Our focus is training and education in fun settings of fellowship with youth and kids' camps, School of Ministry, Royal Rangers, days of training and more.

Into All the World

Taught by Terry Lowder
Rescheduled for December 13-14, 2013

Whether we are called to foreign countries or not, Jesus has commanded all believers to go into the world. Our churches should see the harvest field in their local cities as well as the global need. Join us for this class and be equipped to establish a total-missions culture in your church.

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School of Ministry Cost

We work to keep our School of Ministry affordable. Several discount and scholarship options are available. There is a one-time registration fee, and then you simply pay for each class you attend. See fees and discounts below:

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Old Testament Survey

Taught by Steve Perdue
September 27-28, 2013

This class is a great opportunity to start in the Heartland Conference School of Ministry. We are beginning a two-year cycle. Although you don't have to take the classes in any order, a survey of the Old Testament is the perfect time to come find out what School of Minsitry is all about!

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Seniors' Luau 2012

Charlene WestRev. Dick Goad, whom I recently appointed pastor of Senior Ministers in the Heartland, sponsored a Hawaiian luau at the Heartland Retreat Center Friday evening, October 12, attended by about 75 seniors from across the conference. Pastor Goad is an excellent chef and prepared a meal of pulled pork and beef with all the trimmings. It was a festive evening that included a hilarious highlight with Don Burchett organizing a hula dance. Charlene West was the guest speaker and James and Thelma McDowell were crowned king and queen. The food was excellent and the fellowship was rich.

Congratulations, Dick and Esther! You're off to a great start in senior adult ministry in the Heartland.

-Pictures below-

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New Testament Survey

Taught by Dr. Terry Tramel
October 18-19, 2013

You will enjoy our October School of Ministry class immensely. Of course, you will use material you glean in this class over and over in your preaching and teaching. And there is simply not a better teacher than Dr. Tramel for this class. His command of the material and passionate presentation will inspire you to higher heights in your ministry!

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Celebrate Advent This Year

A Few Suggestions for Advent

advent wreathLike me, you have probably lamented the fact that Christ is so far removed from Christmas in our society. I can remember years pastoring when we struggled to find creative ways to keep Christ at the center of our congregational life. I maintained that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” but felt that I had not done enough to make that seem real.

One way that many Christians have made Christ the center of their experience is by following the liturgical calendar and celebrating Advent. Raised in a Pentecostal home, and mentored in Charismatic circles, I was unfamiliar with Advent. However, this year I feel the Lord has led me to explore it, and I have looked for some resources to help in this journey. 

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Fatherlessness

SteveHallieBrown200x270-     You will not find the word "fatherlessness" in a contemporary dictionary. The word does not exist in our language. It does, however, exist in reality, in the condition of many hearts. Most of our churches have many people, whether children, youth, or grown adults who suffer from "fatherlessness."

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