Heartland Baptist Church

Honduras Missions

Honduras Missions has been at the heart of HBC ever since Barry and Lisa Ritchie visited and helped us with vacation Bible School in 2004. Since then we have made two trips to Honduras and helped with many projects and needs. In addition to the funds, and prayers sent the Kiefers and HBC are in … Continue reading

Holiday Schedule

Following is a Schedule of events for the next few weeks.

Dec. 15 All services will be at regular times
Dec 18 Lauren Grant missionary to Peru will present her ministry opportunity
Dec 22 All services will be at regular times
Dec 23 Red Cross Blood Drive at HBC from 2-6 p.m.
Dec 24 Candle lit service from 6-7:30 p.m. light refreshments to follow
Dec 25 Happy Birthday Jesus, Thank you Father for your precious gift!
Dec 29 All services will be at regular times, Chad Sellers Missionary to Nepal will be with us all day updating us on the ministry in Nepal.
Jan 1 New Years Day, Service will be at regular time

Blood Drive – Monday Dec 23

We are hosting a blood drive Monday Dec 23 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can sign up at http://www.redcrossblood.org putting 63775 into the zip to locate donation site.

I have been told by the Red Cross that the Christmas and New Years holidays are the most difficult time to get donations and a time of great need due to holiday travels! Please consider giving the gift of life this Christmas!


Wednesday November 27 at 6:00 P.M.

Church never smelled so good! Every year for Thanksgiving Heartland Baptist Church provides a meal for the mid-week service. Everyone is invited to attend and give thanks to God for His mercy and blessings. Opening prayer will be shortly after 6 p.m. and the meal will follow. There will be opportunity during the meal for public thanks for God’s goodness and then a brief message of thanks will be offered.

We hope you can make it!

19th Anniversary/Missions Conference

Sept 25-29, 2019

What a wonderful God we serve! It has been 19 years since a group gathered in the choir room at the public school in Perryville to charter Heartland Baptist Church. HBC is still here, still growing, still sharing the love and the gospel of Jesus Christ with the community, and still preaching and teaching the Bible!

This year pastor Dustin Tidwell from Little Coweta Baptist Church in Eufaula, OK will be keynote speaker.

Missionary visitors include:
Terry and Kay Jones, South American Director for BIMI
Tayler and Lorin Norris , Mozambique Africa
Shane & Tammy Mallard – Australia

New this year…A meal will be provided before each evening service from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Resurrection Sunday – April 21, 2019

The Pinnacle of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The miracle of miracles that makes following Jesus Christ different than following any other religious leader.

This year we will once again offer a Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. for those who want to do as Mary did and come early. There will be special music and a special message.

We will also again be serving breakfast following the early service at about 7:00 A.M. until 8:30 A.M. There will be various dishes brought by the members and friends but expect things like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits, juice, coffee… well, you get the idea.

We will have a second morning service at 9 A.M. The message will be different than the one at the early service so stick around and hear more about the risen Lord.

There will be NO evening service this Sunday as the families of the church will be gathering in their homes to fellowship and spend time together.

Church, what is the point?

Come to Sunday School and Find out!

Growing up going to church it almost seemed like living two lives, and the “church” part of living didn’t seem to have much to do with the “life” part of living. The Bible tells us that Christ died for the church in Ephesians 5:25 and that makes it sound so much more relevant than how it seemed to me and apparently how it is for many people today. God had a very good reason for establishing the church and had plans for how it would bless and help us through the “life” part of living, but somewhere, somehow, we have missed it. Either we have messed up “church” or we don’t know how to apply or incorporate it in life. My suspicion is that both are true; church today has been so mingled with the traditions of the world that it does resemble, nor does it have the power and potential that the church that Jesus started had and, we have been so distracted by the “life” side of living that we no longer know how the “church” applies.

Over the next couple of months during Sunday School at 10 a.m. I plan to address what church is supposed to be and how it is supposed to affect life.

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