A TWO-YEAR INITIATIVE
AT HEARTLAND CHURCH

 
 
 
 
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A message from Jon & Ashley

Ten years ago, we drove up from Rockford, Illinois as a couple of 25-year-old inexperienced and inadequate individuals, but filled with a passion to see God grow His local church. You welcomed us in and together we grew in our faith and had the privilege of seeing God do incredible things in the lives of people around us.

Together, as a church, we have always said ‘yes’ to where God was leading. We prayed that God would take His message ––and impact–– to more and more people in our community. And He has.

For ten years He hasn’t stopped, and He isn’t stopping now. So we won’t stop either. 

The bottom line is that we need more space at optimal times. Space for more adults to hear the good news of Jesus, space for more kids to be given a love for God and His church, space for more teenagers to be mentored during a pivotal time in their life, space for more Bible studies and workshops and more space for every single individual God wants to draw to Himself through our ministry. 

So just like ten years ago, we are all invited to come together to make that additional space a reality. Ashley and I certainly can’t do it on our own. Our staff can’t do it on their own, either. God invites us all to be the Church, the ministers –– serving together, contributing together, sacrificing together, praying together, inviting together, and watching God work together.

We get to link arms and say ‘yes’ to where God is leading us in this next season as a church family. As you read through the pages of this book, you will learn the details of where we are headed. Exciting days are ahead of us, and I thank God that we get to do it together.

It’s going to be a thrilling ride. Will you go with us?

Your Pastors,

Jon & Ashley McNary

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