Welcome to Heartland Christian Schools!

"Providing tools and inspiration for Christian educators"

Heartland Christian Schools, formerly District 6, is part of Christian Schools International, a network of Christian schools throughout North America.  Member schools from Northwest Iowa, Southwest Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota and Nebraska have banded together for mutual activity and support.


2022 Convention News

All praise to the Lord for Heartland Convention 2022! We were blessed through fellowship, worship, and learning.

THEME: Pursuing Abundant Life

THEME Verse: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  John 10:10

Dr. Kara Powell was our keynote speaker both days.  Dr. Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Sticky Faith, Sticky Faith Curriculum, 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager, Dealing with Pressure and Change, Navigating Our Digital World, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.

A very special thank you to Kara for her words of encouragement and motivation.  We were blessed!

Heartland Christian School Members may attend the convention free of charge. If you are interested in attending the 2023 Heartland Christian Educators' Convention, or if you are interested in becoming a member of Heartland Christian Schools, please contact Nicki Kuiper, Heartland Christian Schools Director, at heartland@dordt.edu or 712-301-3839.