Why Groups at Heartland?

We are in this together. It's one of our core values here at Heartland. We believe that God designed us for community. It’s been this way from day one when God declared that “it is not good for the Man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18 ).
Obviously,  there can be a great deal of community that happens every weekend at Heartland before, during, and after each service, but as we say a lot around here: “Community happens better in circles than in rows.”

This means that deep, meaningful relationships happen with others who are part of our every-day lives, not just on a weekend at church. That’s why groups are a pretty big deal for us at Heartland.

We offer two group types: Rooted Groups and Connect Groups. Check them out:
Rooted is a 10 week discipleship experience helping you connect with God, the church and your purpose. Rooted is a catalyst for life-change that provokes questions, conversations and offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences that are designed to help you find yourself in God's story. You will begin to see God in new ways and hear his voice in surprising places.

Over the course of 10 weeks, you will experience the seven rhythms of being a disciple that the earliest Christians practiced together: daily devotions, prayer, repentance, serving the community, sacrificial generosity, sharing your story and worshiping together.  Groups consist of roughly 8-12 participants who connect, share stories, discuss what you've learned each week, and pray together. If you have questions about God, if you are hungry for something more, if you need a spiritual reset or if you want to take your faith to the next level, Rooted is for you.

 The fee to register for Rooted is $20 which covers the cost of the Rooted Journal. 

connect groups

Connect Groups at exist to help you connect with others in community and grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ. You don’t have to be a “super Christian” to be part of a group. Even if you’re new in your faith or exploring what Jesus is all about, there is definitely a place for you. If you're looking to connect with others in meaningful ways and grow spiritually, joining a Connect Group is a great next step.

Connect Groups are a gathering of 10-15 people from all walks of life. They typically meet once a week to discuss the previous weekend’s teaching, dig a little deeper, and discuss together how best to apply God’s word to our lives.

Connect Groups meet in two 10-week sessions:
Fall Session: October – December
Winter/Spring Session:  February – April

Need help finding the right group?

We're here to help! Just click on the button below to fill out the Connect Group Interest Form. 

Resources for Group Leaders:


Jake Fry
Next Step Pastor