10-02-16 @North Heartland: Big Finale to the "Shine" mega-series!

Published Date: September 30, 2016
Author: Rick McGinniss

At long last, we have arrived! This Sunday is the final week in the final series of our Shine mega-series.

As you know if you’ve been around North Heartland since Easter, we’ve done a deep-dive into what Jesus meant when he said that his followers are “the light of the world” and that we are to “shine in such a way that others are drawn to our Heavenly Father.” In that time, we’ve examined the concepts of generosity, graciousness, God-centeredness, gospel-drivenness and, in recent weeks, goodness. All five of those characteristics taken together have the effect of making Christ-followers stand out in this culture – and in a good way! (If you’ve missed any of the messages, you can go to our website and watch, listen to or read them on the media page).

This Sunday’s service, The Power of the Many, will be an awesome and fitting conclusion as I will be presenting a major adjustment to North Heartland’s mission and vision that is a direct result of the “Shine through Goodness” concept. This modification will enable us to be more proactive about doing good collectively – as a church – in ways that positively impact our community. I’ll explain that in the message which also will feature interviews of leaders from several incredible local organizations who are doing good in ways that we, as a church, cannot. More importantly, we’ll talk about how we, as a church, are going to be partnering with these organizations over the next twelve months beginning with a profound and immediate action we can all take on-the-spot during the service! I don’t want to over-hype it but, seriously, if you are in town, you do not want to miss being there in person. It will be one-of-a-kind!

Finally, just a housekeeping note: if you have been on the NHCC campus during the workweek in recent days, you may have noticed some little ones (and a few adults!) back in the pre-K wing of Adventureland. That’s because we are leasing space to Northland Preschool which runs a preschool and parent’s day out program for ages 2-5 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. (Note: NP is a for-profit business which is not connected in any way to the ministry of NHCC. We just like them and the service they provide to our community!)

If you want to know more about what they do and what they offer, you can pick up a brochure in the hallway opposite the Welcome Center desk. You can also contact the director, Amber Cato, directly at (816) 916-7711 or northlandpreschool@gmail.com.

Ok, that’s all for now. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in church or on the livestream!


P.S. Next Sunday 10/9, we’ll start a new series I’m calling “I Will If You Will.” More details next week!

Ladell Thomason