About Us

Our Mission: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 
Who We Are
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We are a multi-generational community of believers learning to love like Jesus.

 

We have excellent children’s ministriesstudent ministries and adult ministries. We have small groups every day of the week at many times throughout the day. It is our desire to meet the needs of our community, truly make disciples, and advance God’s kingdom in the earth. Our worship services are filled with God’s presence and everyday people who are learning to love like Jesus.

 

Apart from our many small groups and worship services we have a very strong missions ministry as well. It is our desire to equip all believers to share they hope that we have freely been given both far and near.

 

We hope that you will find a home here with us at Heritage.

 
What We Do
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We build Christian disciples on the foundations of meaningful worship, life-changing service, intentional fellowship, Christ-centered discipleship, and relational evangelism. We provide worship services designed to be meaningful times of loving God that energize our lives so that we can live in obedience to Him throughout the week. We help people discover how God has shaped them for service to one another and the community around us, thereby demonstrating the love of Christ. We prepare people to be agents of life-change through relational faith-sharing, telling others about the Good News of Jesus Christ. We facilitate groups and classes that enable people to develop meaningful relationships with other like-minded, Christ-honoring people with whom they can be equipped to live a purposeful life.   Doing life together as Christians means we grow in our faith together and become more like Jesus in our actions and attitudes. We instill in people principles by which they can live lives that honor God, principles such as:  authentic love, compassion, hope, healing and joy. We teach people to choose “what is right” over “what makes me happy,” because by choosing what is right we gain true joy in Christ. We teach people to engage our culture, infusing it with godly values instead of allowing cultural values to infuse us.

 
Our Location and Facilities
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We are located at 2680 Landmark Dr., Clearwater, Florida 33761 on the corner of State Road & 580 and Landmark Drive. Campus Map

 
Our History
Heritage United Methodist Church began as a worshiping community in 1976. The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church wanted to establish a new community of faith within the Countryside and surrounding area to begin a heritage of congregational vitality, spiritual growth, and relevant ministry. Our public worship services began in the Community Room at Countryside Mall during October 1976 and moved to our present site in 1977 when the first multipurpose building was erected. This building presently serves as our Fellowship Hall. The present sanctuary was completed in 1987.   In 1978, The Growing Place Pre-School was established as an outreach to the neighborhood and community. This enabled Heritage to reach young families from the beginning. The Pre-School was one of our first steps in offering people who had little or no religious history the opportunity to begin a new heritage in Christ.   In 1991, Heritage purchased the former Clearwater Community Church property for our youth ministry and named that building “The Lighthouse.” In February 2011, we opened a new 35,000 sq/ft building to house our ministries to children and students as well as the Growing Place Preschool. This is the first phase of a master plan for the redevelopment of our campus.