I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. (1 Cor 3:6-7)

Our Mission

Harvest Kids exists to Glorify God through Evangelizing Children, Encouraging Parents and Edifying Volunteers so that the gospel may be spread among our children, families may be supported, and the church may be strengthened.

Our Vision

God’s glory is the ultimate purpose of all things (Rom 11:36) and is inseparably linked to redemption (Eph 1:12) through which regenerate man has the desire and ability (2 Cor 3:18) to please and praise God in everything (1 Cor 10:31). The church was established for God’s glory and is a primary means through which He is exalted (Eph 3:21) as she shares, defends, teaches, and embodies His truth. This reality is manifested as the local church embraces its commission to evangelize the lost and its call to equip and encourage the saints, including parents. Therefore, Harvest Kids serves as an effective vehicle through which the church is strengthened as she glorifies God through sharing the gospel, supporting parents, and strengthening the saints.


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Nursery (Birth to 36 Months)

The nursery is where we meet the needs of the youngest in our church family. Our time with these little ones – newborn through age three – is spent singing songs, engaging them in play, and teaching simple lessons about our Lord. This ministry allows parents to worship the Lord unencumbered.

Early Childhood (Preschool-SK)

Our Early Childhood classes (for children age three through SK) provide age-appropriate Bible lessons and learning activities that are both fun and spirtually rich. The children learn about the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in right relationship to Him. This is accomplished by presenting the whole council of God and demonstrating to children the unity, consistency, and sufficiency of the Scriptures for their lives.Each class is led by skilled teachers who are committed to communicating the truth of God’s Word clearly and applicationally so that they may enter the child’s world for sake of the gospel. Each one strives to live a life of devotion to Christ so that he or she can set an example that is consistent with the Godly standards taught.

School Age (Grade 1-5)

In our School Age program we strive to present the truths of Scripture in a child-appropriate manner. Our regular ministry involves a time of worship, a Bible lesson (in conjuction with Generations of Grace curriculum), and small-group time. Small-group time is a unique opportunity to influence the lives of our young people through interaction in a personal setting.

Our ultimate goal is to come alongside parents in fulfilling the command “to tell the generation to come the praises of the Lord and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done . . . that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children” (Psalm 78:4, 6).

Evangelizing Children

The church has a mandate to take the gospel into all the world and to share the good news of Christ with every person (Mt 28:18–20; Lk 24:46–47). Therefore the motivation for Harvest Kids must begin with God’s command to evangelize the lost, which also includes children (Acts 2:39). Thus, Harvest Kids is a practical feature of our church’s desire to obey Christ as we participate in this facet of the Great Commission.
We understand that a child’s greatest need is regeneration because children are dead in their sin and without hope of salvation apart from Christ (Rom 3:23). Yet, children, as well as adults, can receive forgiveness of sins, a relationship with God, and purpose in life through trusting in Christ as Lord and Saviour (Rom 10:9–13). This reality is the cornerstone of our ministry to children as their greatest need for the gospel is our greatest opportunity for eternal impact (Rom 10:14–16).
Therefore, the target of our ministry is heart preparation as we cultivate the soil of children’s hearts through sowing the seed of the gospel. This includes teaching children the fear of God, humility over weakness, penitence over sin, facts about the gospel, and an appreciation for Christ. Furthermore, since salvation is of the Lord, we avoid soliciting salvation professions but encourage the fruit of genuine repentance as demonstrated through a life of submission to Christ’s lordship.

Encouraging Parents

Parents have a mandate to raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph 6:4; Col 3:21). Thus, parents are to be the primary evangelists and spiritual trainers of their children. This is a continuous command that is actively fulfilled by the parent while being a godly example, giving personal exhortation, and specific edification for the spiritual well being of the child.
However, the church is called to encourage parents in their God given task of raising godly children. This is clearly implied through the household commands (Col 3:18–21) and the church’s mandate to equip, edify, and encourage believers (Eph 4:12–16). Furthermore, the Scriptures call for strong Christian families that are growing and being moulded through the ministry of the Body of Christ (Eph 5–6). Our church seeks to support and enhance the spiritual vitality of the home while never usurping the parental role and responsibility.
Therefore, our mission is to support parents in their God-given role of raising children to love Christ. We seek to accomplish this through edifying parents with Bible studies, resources, and personal shepherding geared to elevate their effectiveness. We also provide encouragement through offering quality childcare so that parents can attend the worship service and other ministries undistracted. Lastly, we seek to lovingly exhort those parents who may not have fully embraced their God given responsibility to raise their children in the Lord.

Edifying Servants

The church also has a mandate to edify and equip servants for the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11–16). This happens as pastors and teachers provide spiritual leadership and resources provoking people to grow in Christlikeness. Thus, this practical preparation “for ministry” is inseparably linked to actually placing saints in the ministry. This further accentuates spiritual growth as saints exercise spiritual giftedness through serving the Body, which ultimately strengthens the Body!
Children’s Ministry is an effective link in the chain of equipping and enlisting saints into productive ministry that promotes the spiritual growth and vitality of the church. This ministry serves as an appropriate place where believers can embrace their mandate to minister while also being ministered to through continual edification. Thus, Harvest Kids provides a plethora of opportunities for saints to sacrificially serve and grow while simultaneously strengthening the church.
Therefore, our mission is to also provide a place of constant edification for our faithful servants who minister every week. We desire that they would continue to be equipped even though they are already enlisted into the ministry of the church. In order to accomplish this we seek to provide opportunities for growth and encouragement through pastoral oversight, Bible studies, and enriching curriculum that takes them deeper into the Word. Also, we provide events designed for ministry-wide worship and fellowship that are always uplifting. These servants are also edified as they communicate God’s truth to children and each other on a weekly basis.

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