We 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.
Taught by Pastor Steve Ely and Pastor John Leggett
This class will explore the qualities and processes required to become more effective leaders.
October 16-17, 2020
Taught by Pastor Steve Brown
A look at the Holy Spirit in the Bible and in the release of power in the believer's life - includes a gift and personality profile.
November 20-21, 2020
Taught by Bishop Stuart Sherrill
An overview of living a life fully devoted to Christ and reproducing that life in others. This class will include a look at identifying core values and developing ministry ethics based on biblical and pesonal core values.
We have been watching federal, state, and local guidelines as well as our camp registrations, and have sought counsel from conference leaders. In light of all this information we will be making the following changes to our Heartland Conference Camps:
Kid's Camp (Grades 1-3) which was scheduled for June 16-19 will now run concurrently with our Junior Camp (Grades 3-6) which is June 22-26.
Kids camp is generally only 3 nights while Jr camp is 4 nights so parents will have the option to allow the 1st-3rd graders to check-in on Monday the 22nd at 2:00 pm or we will offer a second check-in on Tuesday the 23rd at 10:00 am.
There will be no additional charge for the additional night if they choose to check-in on Monday.
We will use the week of June 16 - 19 to sanitize and prepare the grounds for campers.
All students and staff will have their temperatures taken before they can complete the registration process.
Unfortunately we will not be able to allow anyone with a fever to remain at camp
Visitors: All visitors MUST check in with the Discipleship Ministries Director or the Camp Director.
Visitors temperatures will be taken before they are allowed to enter.
Visitors will have a separate seating section set aside in the sanctuary and will need to remain in this section
Visitors will be released at the end of service before our students are released.
As the Early-Bird deadline fast approaches for Heartland Camps 2020, many of you have asked or have wanted to ask what our plans are. Let me just say that we do not take this decision lightly at all and have spent many hours in prayer seeking wisdom and direction. We also have been watching the local, state, and national mandates in response to COVID-19 as we prepare to make this decision.
The “Governor’s Bounce Back Advisory Group” released the “Open Up and Recover Safely” Plan (OURS) on April 22, 2020. This plan is a three-phase approach and has instructions for places of worship at each phase. The 3rd Phase has a target date of implementation set for June 1st. This, of course, would only be met if “hospitalizations and incidents are at a manageable level” through each of the first 2 phases. Phase 3 addresses camps specifically and states “Summer camps (church and school) can open.” We realize that just because something is allowed doesn’t guarantee that it is the best option; however, at this point we do feel that proceeding with camps is the best option for the Heartland. That being said, we will watch each phase and see how the numbers look as the safety of our campers and staff are of utmost importance to us.
We ask that you still register your students as early as possible to help us with making sure we have the proper amount of staff, food, t-shirts etc. We are extending the Early-Bird Deadline to May 27th, and the $50.00 deposit will be refunded if we have to cancel or if we make any changes to camps that would keep your camper from coming. We ask for your continued prayers as we navigate these decisions in unprecedented times! We love and appreciate each of you and are praying for you!
God Bless, Hallie Brown Discipleship Ministries Director Heartland Conference