What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Our Theology—what we believe and teach about God—is not innovative.

Anyone familiar with historic Christian doctrine will find that our Statement of Faith falls in the center of evangelical theology. “Evangelical” means theology derived from the evangel, or the Gospel. In other words, it is biblical theology rather than speculative theology or theology rooted in tradition. We try not to be dogmatic about matters on which Bible-based believers have held a variety of views. We want our core beliefs to be centered on Christ and His message as found in and supported by the clearest passages of Scripture. More obscure doctrine or teachings with less support are left to individuals to sort out in their own relationship with God—we take no official position in these areas.

Our mission is to awaken a diverse community to Jesus.

Because Jesus came to seek and save the lost, we feel compelled to do the same. But Jesus went beyond rescuing people from sin; He wanted each individual to experience a “rich and satisfying life” (John 10:10)—in other words, to become God’s best version of themselves. At Heartland, we are committed to unapologetically and courageously leading people toward that kind of life.

Full devotion to Jesus is a journey, not a destination. This side of heaven we will never arrive at “full devotion,” but at Heartland we are committed individually and corporately to the process of knowing Jesus more, centering our lives on Him and His teachings, so that we can continue bringing God's kingdom here to Earth.  

Click below to read our Statement of Faith