The Heartland Conference has long-standing partnerships with health, human service, and educational institutions that strengthen the life of the human family at every age and life stage. These partners welcome local church connections. Find out more by clicking on the links below and be prepared to be inspired!

Enliven Online Learning Series

See all the Enliven offerings. Current courses run through January 2021. These multiple meeting online courses are designed to:

  • Create welcoming virtual spaces to build community
  • Encourage the deepening of the Spirit
  • Celebrate diverse faith traditions and experience
  • Provide creative, experiential, participatory opportunities for learning and growth
  • Compliment congregational and chaplaincy ministries

Participant Requirements/Expectations:

  • Individuals need their own technology or access to a computer or iPad, preferably with video capability.
  • Participants need to have access to Wi-Fi to connect through Zoom and email to receive the session Zoom links.
  • Participants are required to register one time for each course series. Log-in information will be provided with the registration confirmation.
  • This log-in will be the same for all sessions which are a part of the course.
  • Since the goal is to engage all participants and build community around the course topics, attendance at all sessions within each course is strongly recommended.

Back Bay Mission has a simple mission: to strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives.

Council for Health & Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) has a mission to advance the work of all health and human service ministries of the United Church of Christ in creating a just, caring and compassionate world.

Crossroad Youth & Family Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit treatment provider for emotionally troubled children and their families.

Emmaus Homes. Compelled by faith in Jesus Christ, we enrich the lives of individuals of all beliefs, with cognitive or developmental disabilities, by fostering independence, inclusion, and self-advocacy.

Retirement Housing Foundation has a mission to provide various housing options and services for older adults, low-income families, and persons with disabilities in an environment which enhances their quality of life physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Trinity Hill Family Services is dedicated to providing a program that enhances the physical, emotional, social, educational, and spiritual growth of young children.

United Church Homes. The UCH vision, where the Spirit creates Abundant Life in Community, reflects its faith-inspired ties with the United Church of Christ and propels our organization into new ways of thinking and talking about aging. It starts with celebrating older adults and evolving healthcare and senior living options to appeal to a new generation of people living longer, more active lives after retirement.

Uplands Village. A life-plan retirement community that focuses time and attention on making the world a better place and learning for a lifetime.

Defiance College graduates students to lead distinctive lives in their chosen professions through a spirit of service by preparing them To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve.

Heidelberg University is a community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

CUE Seminaries (Chicago, United, and Eden Seminaries). The mission of CUE is to strengthen the relationship between our churches and our seminaries, furthering the mission and work of these seminaries.

The Heartland Conference collaborates with others in ministry in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, and throughout the world. Learn more about these partnerships at the websites below.