Bethel Off The Beaten Path

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    HEARTLAND COMMUNITY

    by mtncorg Written Oct 6, 2004

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    The idea of a utopia among on the Great Plains did not die with the 19th century, but still can be found along the back roads. Here, in rural Missouri – about four miles south of the little town of Newark and about the same north of the 19th century would-be utopia, Bethel, is the Heartland Community. Founded in 1995, by insurance mogul and pastor Charles Sharpe, Heartland Community is designed to be a non-denominational place of refuge ‘where people can find help and healing through Jesus Christ’. There are programs designed to allow recovery from drugs, alcohol and for troubled youth. The small community includes a restaurant/lodge, the New Creation Country Store, Solid Rock Café, Calvary Medical Center and Nations Harvest Bible College and is surrounded by fields of corn. The pastoral setting was chosen – as was Bethel’s setting – to minimize outside distractions from the World and to serve as a peaceful place within which to discover deeper meaning.

    There is a large contiguous agricultural and cattle operation surrounding the community – providing more opportunity for geographical separation.

    http://www.heartland-ministries.org/map.html for directions

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    HEARTLAND HOMES

    by mtncorg Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Providing a place for the families that make up the Heartland Community, tract housing extends north between the school-administrative complexes towards Heartland’s manmade lake. Houses are modest for the most part, becoming slightly grander towards the lake.

    http://www.heartland-ministries.org/map.html for directions

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    SHARPE HOME

    by mtncorg Written Oct 6, 2004

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    On the south side of the lake is Charles Sharpe’s home. He was raised in nearby La Belle, Missouri and went on to found and head the Ozark National Life Insurance Company in Kansas City. He has a long history with Christian evangelism and serves Heartland in a similar fashion that Dr Keil served Bethel in the 19th century.

    http://www.heartland-ministries.org/map.html for directions

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    NATION'S HARVEST BIBLE COLLEGE

    by mtncorg Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Located on the north shore of Heartland’s private lake is the Nation's Harvest Bible College. The school offers several educational pathways – ‘Leadership Track: Do you have what it takes to be a martyr?’ Students coming here need to be of a very serious inclination. ‘In a generation of no absolutes, we absolutely serve God.’

    http://www.heartland-ministries.org/map.html for directions

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