September is National Recovery Month, which coincides with our Homecoming event to celebrate more than 25 years in ministry. We’re looking forward to re-connecting with friends as we “declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
Heartland is an intentional community built around a local church. We have been blessed by many people throughout the years who came to receive help, but also those who felt called to help others as they found hope and healing. We know that many of those spiritual seeds that were planted are still producing a harvest in families and ministries across the nation and around the world.
Admission is free to this mostly outdoor event, which will include ample opportunities for fellowship—kid-friendly games and activities, cornhole, an afternoon program featuring music, Heartland Recovery testimonies and a special guest speaker.
Special Guest Speaker: Alan Robertson, “Son of the Duck Commander”
Alan Robertson grew up hunting and fishing and helped build the foundation of the family business in the ’70s and ’80s. Back in the day, he and Phil would travel around Louisiana and Arkansas selling duck calls to stores right out of their truck. The sales pitch back then was the same as it is today: “These calls are the best ’cause they sound just like a duck!”
Alan returned to the family business after serving in full-time ministry for more than 25 years. He plays a vital role in the family’s commitment to spreading the gospel of Christ through their love of hunting and the great outdoors.
Alan will be speaking during the late afternoon session September 25. A merchandise table will be set up at the event where you’ll have a chance to meet him in person and pick up some great resources. Currently, Alan also co-produces Phil Robertson’s new show, In the Woods with Phil on CRTV.com and is working on new projects to produce with the goal of bringing healthy, godly and family friendly content to television, the internet, and our culture.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Vacation Bible School, coming your way at Heartland Community Church — July 25-27, 2021!
Join us as we talk about how because of Jesus, we can have confidence.
Ages: 4 – 11 years old (age as of July 25th)
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Our core purpose at Heartland is to be a place of ministry to youth, men, and women who have life controlling issues. What that has looked like practically over the past 26 years continues to evolve. We invite you to watch this presentation of “Heartland Today” as we share about some of those changes and just a few stories from people whose lives are totally different today because of the power of God and their desire for change.
“People come here broken,” shares Heartland co-founder Laurie Sharpe. “Families have been torn apart and they have no hope. Our community is here to bring them to the Lord, disciple them and then send them out with a foundation that will give them the ability to share with others the hope of eternity. When they realize Jesus is the answer, people experience true freedom. Families are put back together, broken relationships are healed and others are led to know the Lord.”
Heartland Community Church services are held at 6434 Shelby Co. Rd. 150, Bethel, MO 63434 (just off Rt. E between Newark and Bethel, MO, in the Heartland Community) and we welcome anyone from the surrounding area who would like to join us for:
Sunday Worship – 10am
Children’s Classes – 10:15am
At Heartland, we’re committed to helping others experience a life of freedom, not just sobriety. Our 12-month Christian recovery program focuses on personal discipleship. The Heartland Children & Youth Home is open to children thru 12th grade.
Visit our YouTube channel to hear more testimonies of how a relationship with Jesus Christ has brought true freedom and hope to those struggling with addiction.
Men’s Recovery Program
500 New Creation Road, Newark MO 63458
Phone: (660) 213-4553
Women’s Recovery Program
304 New Creation Road, Bethel MO 63434