Serving at Heartland

At Heartland Church, we believe that each person has the God-given capability to minister to others. Therefore, we purposefully aim at “giving ministry away.”

With that in mind, HCC has been blessed with some incredible volunteers. Every Spring, we have the opportunity to say “Thank You!” to over 200 adult volunteers. (That’s about 60% of the adults who attend.) In many ways, HCC is a church run by volunteers.

Below is a list of ministries in which people can get connected and serve at Heartland. If you would like more information about any of these areas, please contact the office at (309) 452-7335 or



Music Team – vocalists and musicians lead worship
and support the theme of the day with popular music
Contact Matt at:

Drama Team – perform live dramas during the weekend services –
usually once a month
Contact Matt at:

Announcements – welcome and greet audience, give the announcements
and set up the theme of the day
Contact Matt at:

Programming / Creative Team – people come with ideas for music, drama,
stage set, and other elements to plan the details for the
upcoming series
Contact Matt at:

Tech Team – run light board, run sound board, computer, graphics,
back stage help
Contact Gig Ploense at:

Stage Team – build sets & props for the stage for drama and/or series emphasis
Contact Jim at:

Video Team – script, film, edit and produce films to support
the message series and cover events
Contact Matt at:



Welcome Team – door greeters, ushers, Information Center
for all 3 weekend services

Hospitality – serve coffee, juice and bagels for the weekend services

Events – organize, set-up, serve, clean up for large events

Communion – prepare communion elements and set tables
for all 3 weekend services when Communion is celebrated,
and sometimes for special services.

Facility and Grounds – work team to help keep building and grounds well-maintained.  Contact Ed at:



Nursery – baby and toddler nurseries during the weekend services.
Also, toy washers are needed during the week
Contact Marcelle at:

Little KidCo – 3 yr olds through Pre-K
Contact Marcelle at:

KidCo – K-5th grade – seek to draw children into a lifelong relationship
with God through Jesus
Contact Marcelle at:

Youth -Jr High 9:30am on Sunday mornings and 7:00pm on Wednesday nights
Sr High 11:00am on Sunday mornings and 7:00pm on Wednesday nights
Contact Ray at:



Visitation – serve our church community by “being there” in a time of need
with visits, meals, cards, etc

Prayer – prayer team meets together to pray before the weekend services, at the Prayer Station, and pray individually throughout the week for the needs of people

Meals -provide meals for people who need them on a short-term basis
(illness, surgery, new baby)



Outreach – our Community Connections team organizes events to serve our neighbors
Contact Ron at:

Weekend Meal Deal – send food home for the weekend with children
who attend Fairview School and Glenn Elementary and are in need
Contact Ron at:

Library – shelve returned books on Sunday, order new books,
help with annual book sale