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)
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.
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.
Family Ministries Director
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).