Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Easter Sunday, April 4th: kids' classes will be available during the second service at 10:45 am ONLY.

There will be 4 classrooms on Easter instead of 3. 

Room 1: 2-3 year olds
Room 2: 4-5 year olds
Room 3: 5K-2nd grade
Room 7 (Cafe): 3rd-5th grade

 

Click here for suggested resources for kids and families.

Sunday mornings 

The service will start promptly, so please arrive in enough time to drop off kids BEFORE the service begins. Kids will go directly to their classroom upon arrival.

The current classroom breakdown is:

  • Nursery: Not staffed, but available for parents to use
  • Room 1:  ages 2- Pre-K 5
  • Room 3:  Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • Room 7:  3rd-5th grade
  • Middle school and high school students will remain in the service

Drop-off & pick-up: To minimize the number of people in the classrooms, we'll ask parents to drop off their kiddos and wait in the hall as the volunteer checks each kid in. The same is true for pick-up.

Just a friendly reminder: we need to make sure kids stay with their families before and after the service. Please, no running in the halls :) 

Harvest Community Church © Narrow Path Photography-0194Our teachers and volunteers serve with great joy and passion, knowing they are influencing the next generation of Christ's followers. The children have fun learning about our awesome God and are growing toward full devotion to Christ. Every Sunday morning, we strive to teach children the relevance of knowing Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and trusting Him in their daily lives. We look forward to serving you and your children.

If you are interested in serving on our Children's Ministry team, click here to begin your application. 

 

 

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Resources for kids & families

Click on the title of the resource for a link.

 

Big Picture Story Bible

Big pictureNo child is too young to begin learning about the greatest love story of all—God’s love for his people, as portrayed in the Bible. This book presents the “big picture” of the Bible—the unified story running through the Old and New Testaments. This delightful book will help children learn the Bible’s whole story and begin to appreciate the fulfillment of God’s promise to his people.

 

Seek and Find Bible for Kids

Seek and Find BibleIf you are looking for a good Bible for kids, you can’t beat their Seek and Find Bible!

 

 

 

The Jesus Storybook Bible

by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Jesus storybook bibleThe Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David--every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle--the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation--and at the center of their Story too.

 

God's Great covenantGod's Great Covenant

by Claire A. Larsen

The Bible tells us God’s story. It has many parts, but from beginning to end it is one story with a promise throughout: “I will be your God, and you will be My people.” Through this story, we learn who God is, who mankind is, how the world came to be, and how God worked through history to bring redemption to His people. The God’s Great Covenant series will narrate this story for your student in an engaging and unique way.

 

EmblemsEmblems of the Infinite King

by Ryan Lister

In an imaginative journey through the grand story of the universe, this book introduces kids ages 10+ to God’s radiant beauty using the main categories of systematic theology: God, humanity, sin, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Full of captivating illustrated “emblems” meant to symbolize key facets of Christian doctrine, this unique book seeks to bring theological truths from words to life. The creative design combined with rich theology will challenge young readers to search God’s Word for important answers to big questions about themselves, God, and the gospel.

 

New City CatechismNew City Catechism

The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

  

The ologyThe Ology

by Marty Machowski

A beginner's book of systematic theology in the form of a beautifully illustrated storybook for children ages 6 to 12 years. Through storytelling and illustrations, The Ology by Marty Machowski takes abstract theological concepts and makes them easier to understand.

In the cellar of an old stone cathedral, two children discover an ancient book called The Ology. The beautifully illustrated storybook ushers them into a story of adventure, mystery, and wonder in which they discover life-changing truths about God, themselves, and the world around them. The first illustrated systematic theology book designed especially for grade-school children, The Ology includes built-in adaptations for use with younger or older children, so that entire families can enjoy learning about God together.

 

FamilyWorshipBook_transparentcopy2_51265da2-ba36-4989-a7ce-10b9b1c63007_1024x1024@2xA Guide to Family Worship

by Ryan Bush

Family worship has been at the heart of worshiping God since biblical days. There have been eras in Christendom that a father could experience church discipline for not leading his family in regular worship at home. But those days are so far removed from today that many Christians have never heard the term “Family Worship.” Far fewer have seen it modeled.

This guide is simple, approachable, and repeatable for families of any makeup and age. Do not feel as though you must reinvent the wheel when it comes to family worship. In this guide, Ryan Bush compiles help from hundreds of years of Christian history to help you and your family read, memorize, catechize, pray, and sing. May God use this tool to draw you and your family near to Him whether you have worship around the table, on the couch, or wherever you worship together.

The guide covers 30 days. Each devotional corresponds to the day of the month. It repeats each month and is meant to be used for one year.

 

exploring the BibleExploring the Bible: a Bible reading plan for kids

by David Murray

Reading the Bible is like taking a trip through God's story, setting out to explore and experience the beautiful views found within. But without a map, it's easy to get lost. 

Exploring the Bible leads kids ages 6–12 through the Bible one day at a time over the course of a year. For use alongside any Bible, this workbook will help them see the overarching story of God's Word and lay the foundation for a lifetime of discovering truths about God, humanity, and the gospel. 

 

the biggest storyThe Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher brings us back to the Garden

by Kevin DeYoung

Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.
True, they were the only people on the planet, but they were still terrifically happy.
Unfortunately, things didn't stay happy and wonderful for long . . .


The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture's overarching message about God's glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung - a best-selling author and father of six - leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.

With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible's core message - how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden - will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.

Great for use in a family or in church.

Ages 5-8 (read to me)
Ages 8-11 (read to myself)