To seek out those who are suffering and provide a refuge for healing where we will teach them life-changing biblical truths, train them through discipleship, and equip them with the practical tools they need to be sent out to serve their community and Church and live life successfully through Jesus Christ.
Community of Hope
Heartland was established in 1995 as a Jesus-centered, sustainable, intentional community of hope for the hurting built around a vibrant local church, cultivating individual, family, community, and global transformation through the power of the Gospel. Program residents find an atmosphere that seeks to be as free from temptation as possible while also reinforcing the value of community. Men and women become part of the local Church, active in servanthood and life groups to engage deeper in relationships and community.
12-Month Residential Program
Through personal experience, we have discovered that making lasting changes and recovering from addiction and life-altering issues takes time. Therefore, the Men’s and Women’s programs are 12 months, broken into two phases. Phase one classes help residents understand their current situation and the opportunity of salvation through the Gospel. In phase two, residents learn how to apply biblical and practical life skills to be effective members of society.
Disciplines & Biblical Worldview
A vital component of the program’s dynamic is providing the residents with knowledge in various life skills and Biblical disciplines and cultivating an environment for residents to learn. Residents participate in daily Bible reading, journaling, and different Biblical and spiritual discipline classes, along with serving within and outside the Heartland Community. We have implemented mandatory recreation time so residents can learn to become physically active.
Devotion & Self-Examination
We are proponents of an active relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Each morning there is a set time for prayer, along with a prayer room where residents may go during the day. The Bible is another component in assisting individuals to practice self-examination as the Bible shows people specific behavioral and spiritual areas that need to be modified. Lastly, the Bible also gives individuals the solution to their problems, so their lives will be transformed when applied.
Heartland Men’s and Women’s Recovery Programs will assist the resident in reconciling relationships. This is attained by the resident getting two phone calls per week and correspondence with their family through the mail. After 30-days, the resident can have up to two visits per month.
Finally, the programs have different classes in their curriculum that go in-depth regarding a proper order and understanding of relationships.
Heartland staff seek to live by, demonstrate, and reproduce in residents the following Core Values which are important to learn while walking through recovery.
Doing the right thing consistently when no one is watching reliably; being honest with everyone and always keeping your word; being authentic.
Considering others first with no expectation of return; regarding others more important than self and having a correct view of self – not thinking too high or low of self.
Seeking to utilize gifts, talents, time, and resources to serve others in love. Truly getting in the mix, not just giving directions but leading by example.
Being able to live in a constant state of learning and relearning.
Living and sharing a life with others that is transparent, vulnerable, and open to guidance and correction; accepting responsibility and giving an account to justify actions.
Honestly and sincerely showing compassion and considering the interest and the well-being of others that is unconditional but tempered with discipline.