2022 Heartland District Huddle

October 12, 2022
Resurrection Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri


Join colleagues from member missions in our district for a day of inspiration, education, and networking! This Heartland District Huddle will be meeting at Resurrection Downtown, located at 1522 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. 

We will have coffee and pastries, as well as a Kansas City barbecue lunch together (included in your registration), along with a time of worship, teaching, and discussion. There will be a tour of Shelter KC's Men's Center, which utilizes the innovative modular bed system from StepUp Beds, with an optional Women's Center tour at the end of the day.

See the schedule below for the great topics and discussions. This is sure to be a time of thoughtful interaction and refreshing you don't want to miss!

For those arriving October 11 and needing lodging, there's a special hotel rate being offered for the night through Holiday Inn Express.

Hope to see you there!

Keynote Speakers

Lillian Cooper

Lillian Cooper
Project Architect, HOK Architects

Lillian has a wealth of holistic wellness experience, having worked on issues critical to human well-being around the world. These issues include:  mental health, flooding, waste management, lack of medical care, public space, public facilities, civic amenities and infrastructure. Lillian is a strong community advocate, having served with a variety of nonprofit and educational organizations devoted to social equity, improving livability and ensuring environmental sustainability. She is helping HOK examine and refine the collective design process to improve the world around us.

Chad Glover

Chad Glover
Executive Teaching Pastor, Abundant Life Church

Originally from Texas, Chad serves as the executive teaching pastor at Abundant Life Church in Kansas City, where he also speaks weekly at Paradigm, a gathering of young adults in their 20s and 30s. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas Baptist University, a master’s degree from Southwestern Theological Seminar, and a doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Glenn Miller

Dr. Glenn Miller,
Co-Founder / CEO, Miller Management

Glenn is the co-founder and CEO of Miller Management. With over 40 years’ experience and passion for his company and this industry, his life’s work has been dedicated almost exclusively to churches, education, and nonprofits. His experience includes consulting and training for countless churches and ministries; teaching for over 28 years at multiple universities and seminaries; serving 10 years as a board member and treasurer for Heartland International Ministries; and serving as a board chair, treasurer, and board member at Hannibal LaGrange University for the past eight years. He has also served at numerous seminaries and Christian colleges as CFO and Dean of Administration.

Registration Details

Registration Fee: $50

Registration includes program for the day, coffee and pastries, lunch, and facility tour(s).

Mission/Location Information

Parking will be available just south of our event, at Resurrection Church at 16th and Grand. Contact Kara Croniser from Shelter KC, kcroniser@shelterkc.org, or (816) 421-7643 x150, for further site information or assistance.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express [Optional]

Visit Holiday Inn Express to reserve your room for October 11 at the group rate of $139/night. You may also call 1 (800) 465-4329 and ask for the Citygate Network Group Block (Group code CGN). The hotel is located at 417 E. 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking is $20.


9:00 a.m. - Registration; Coffee and Pastries

9:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m. - "Serving Christ in a Post Christian World"
Chad Glover, Executive Teaching Pastor, Abundant Life Church

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - "Hot Topics: What Keeps You Up at Night?"

11:15 a.m. - "Stewardship During a Recession"
Dr. Glenn Miller, President, Miller Management

12:00 p.m. - Lunch: Kansas City BBQ

1:30 p.m. - "How to Position Your Ministry to be Flexible and Nimble in Our Ever Changing World"
Panel Discussion

2:30 p.m. - Tour of Shelter KC's Men's Center (StepUp Beds)

2:45 p.m. - Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. - "Trauma Informed Design: A New Way to Shelter the Homeless"
Lillian Cooper, HOK Architects

3:45 p.m. - Wrap Up Discussion

4:00 p.m. - Closing

4:30 p.m. - Optional Tour of Shelter KC's Women's Center

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel by Saturday, October 1, 2022, to receive a full refund.


Because the Heartland Huddle is a one-day event with limited space, sponsorships and exhibit tables for business members will not be made available.

Online registration is not available at this time.