Our Sunday children's ministry is age specific. Each child is loved and cared for by approved and responsible adults and youth support staff. At Higher Ground, each child is valued and taught the Word of God in age appropriate ways that encourage our children to learn and enjoy their time in Harvest’s Children's Ministry
"1st Steps" - Pre-school Discipleship
Sleepers and Crawlers (0-walking) – a warm and comfortable ministry room where rockers and private areas are available for nursing mothers in the Sleepers and Crawlers room.
Walkers & Hikers (2 -5 years olds) – songs, activities and personal attention are important to these loved ones busy building their language & learning skills. Children enjoy worship time and learn about God through teaching, crafts, and games.
"KidZone" - Children's Discipleship:
Kindergarten - Grade 5 – these school age children enjoy a time of worship and then have a time of teaching and learning. After the teaching time, they are separated into grade appropriate groups where they discuss the lesson with a passionate leader and apply it to their lives with crafts and activities.
At Harvest, we believe Children's Ministry is not a babysitting service but rather a real, vital, life-transforming ministry of discipleship! Therefore, we have a group of dedicated volunteers who take very seriously the privilege of caring for, mentoring, teaching and encouraging your children.
Each week significant effort is invested in the lives of these young children, for it is important to us as parents to know they were worshiping God and hearing His word taught in an age appropriate manner.
Our Children's Kidzone Ministry is for those in Kindergarten right up to those in grade five. All of these children attend their class for the entire service. Please register your child a few minutes prior to 10:00 as this will allow them to get the full experience of their class. It will also allow you soe time to focus and get ready for adult worship.
Workers undergo a detailed application process that includes a background check. Teachers are involved in training sessions twice a year, and under the leadership and discipleship of Pastor Jeff and Sue Butala, our Children's Director, to ensure top quality care.
We have a security system in place to protect and care for your children as well as a mean to notify you during the service if you are needed in your preschool child's class. We also have first-aid people on notice, an abuse policy in place and overall care and control of all areas where children are present seeking to honor and care for your family so they can enjoy their time and you can relax and concentrate in a distraction free service.
We look forward to meeting you and your children as we seek to see them come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and grow in the blessings of their salvation.