The Children’s Ministry at Heartland exists to come alongside parents as they seek to raise their children in the church and provide age-appropriate opportunities for children to learn, worship and grow in their understanding of Christ and His love. Below are more details regarding each area of ministry. If you are interested in helping with any area of the Children’s Ministry, please contact the church office.


A Note from Riley Bailey-Hantz

Hello Heartland Family!  I am humbled to introduce myself to you as Heartland Community Church’s new Children and Youth Director. I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa and graduated from UNI with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Theatre for Youth. My family lives in Vinton, Iowa where my father is a pastor and my siblings go to school at Vinton-Shellsburg. Since graduating college, I have been teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m excited to move back to my Midwest roots and help serve your families as you grow closer to Christ and closer together. I have several years of experience working with students on their emotional, spiritual, and educational development and I’m grateful for the opportunity to channel all this experience towards a greater purpose of serving God’s kingdom in North Liberty, Iowa.   




AWANA meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm during the school year. We take a break for the summer.  We kicked off the 2016-2017 school year on September 14th.  AWANA will resume in the Fall.

BABIES & TODDLERS BIRTH – 2 YEARS are cared for and can play in the blue room. Parents can drop off their children at any point before or during the service.

KIDS 3 YEARS – PRE-K worship and learn in the green room. They are dismissed during the service and need to be picked up at the end of the service.

KIDS KINDERGARTEN – 6th GRADE worship and learn in the orange room. They are dismissed during the service and need to be picked up at the end of service.

CCELE is a rich learning environment for children ranging from 6 weeks to 4 years of age, as well as a before and after school program that serves children from 5 to 10 years of age.  For questions about CCELC please contact Melissa Schilling at 319-665-5623.