About Heartland

We are a community that is growing in our experience and understanding of Worship and Healing

Our Mission

We are a neighborhood congregation that is growing a regional church with an international reach.

Neighborhood Congregation
Located in the Northside neighborhood, we focus on showing the kindness of Jesus to our neighbors and partnering with them to make our neighborhood an even better place.

Regional Church
Part of our purpose is to grow a regional church called the Heartland Parish. The Heartland Parish is one church made up of multiple congregations, missions & ministries.

International Reach
We send teams of missionaries and interns to partner with local churches and ministries in countries all around the world.

 

Our Anglican Family

Heartland is part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in the diocese of the Great Lakes (ADGL). We work with our Anglican family to reconcile the world to Christ; plant new congregations, and “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything (Jesus) commanded.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find resources?

The ADGL, ACNA, and Anglican Compass are great online resources to find information. The Heartland pastoral staff also reccomend the books below. 

The Anglican Way Thomas Mckenzie

The Rector The Vestry The Bishop David Roseberry

Anglican Theology Mark Chapman

Earth Filled With Heaven Aaron Damiani

The Future of Orthodox Anglicanism Gerald R. McDermott

What are albs and stoles?

You walk into an Anglican church and you see some ministers wearing white robes of some sort, with colorful scarf-like things around their necks, and some are diagonal. … what’s up with all of this?

The basic idea of Anglican vestments is to symbolize order, office, and role or function.

Alb

White robes have long signified the righteousness of Christ, worn as a garment. Wearing a white robe means that I’m not serving because I’m a great guy. I’m serving because Jesus loves me and you—and he covers me with his righteousness. The two principal white vestments are the Cassock-Alb or the Surplice. The Cassock-Alb is a single garment.

Stoles

Stoles are signs of order and office. The Priest’s Stole hangs vertically over each shoulder. The Deacon’s Stole hangs diagonally from the left shoulder and then is secured on the right side. A deacon or priest will wear these for non-eucharistic offices at times or when not serving at the altar in a particular service. 

What is charismatic, sacramental, and evangelical?

To be charismatic, is to embrace and practice the gifts and work of the Holy Spirit. We practice the sacraments of baptism and communion. Evangelical theology and practices are our foundation.

What is liturgy?

All churches have a liturgy. It is the order of the service.

What does it mean to be Anglican?

Simply put, we love God’s word, we live within the guidance of Anglican traditions, and we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. Visit the ADGL website for more information on doctrine and theology.

Our History

Heartland was founded in 1985 by Ron & Carolyn Allen. Because of their strong relationship with John Wimber, we soon became a Vineyard church and were at the heart of what God was doing in and through the Vineyard both here in the United States and all around the world. It’s in those early years that Heartland’s DNA of Worship & Healing was set into place. After John Wimber died, Heartland left the Vineyard in the late 1990’s and became an independent church.

In 2015, Dave Frincke succeeded Ron Allen and became the Senior Pastor of Heartland. Heartland’s long and fruitful relationship with the Anglican Church became formalized in December of 2018 as Heartland officially joined the Anglican Church in North America.

In November 2023 the Vestry of Heartland Church asked Liam Graham to serve as Senior Pastor. On May 5th 2024 Bishop Mark Engel publicly instituted Liam.

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Gatherings

Find out about the different gatherings at Heartland

Leadership

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DNA & Values

Learn more about the culture of Heartland

Our Beliefs

Learn more about what Heartland believes