Harvest Kids provides care and spiritual direction for children from birth through Grade 5.
Our desire as a ministry of Harvest Rochester is to come alongside parents and guardians to equip, support, and inspire them as the primary spiritual leader in the lives of their children. Our role at Harvest Kids is to supplement the teaching supplied in the home with Biblical lessons, small group interaction, and live worship in order to help children understand who God is and what Jesus has done for them.
+ What to Expect Your First Time At Harvest
Parents need to be refilled. We need 75 minutes to concentrate on what the Lord has to say about how we live. We need time to worship Him, and we want our children to do the same—so ministry for all children, ages birth through fifth grade, takes place during both services.
+ What to Expect In Harvest Kids
- KNOW: WORSHIP CHRIST
God is seeking worshipers, and we want our children to become followers of Jesus Christ the Lord (John 1:12), who will worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Children that attend Harvest Kids will experience their own age appropriate, high impact, live worship service every Sunday morning they attend.
- GROW: WALK WITH CHRIST
Jesus is the friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). We want our children to understand and begin to experience a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ in community with other children (1 John 1:7). During the morning, kids will have a chance to be a part of a small group of peers that is led by a trained adult small group leader.
- SHOW: WORK FOR CHRIST
The Holy Spirit has given every believer gifts and abilities, which are to be used in the service of Christ’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 14:12). We want our children to experience the joy of serving Christ and seeing their gifts used for His glory (John 9:24). At an early age in Harvest Kids, they will be encouraged to serve the Lord at home, in their schools, and in their church.
+ What to Expect For Child Safety
The security of your child is of utmost importance to us. Because of this, all children and parents/guardians will be issued nametags with matching identification numbers. For your child's safety, we require this matching identification for child pick-up. The identification numbers of the nametags also allow Harvest Kids’ staff to contact a parent regarding their child's well-being during the adult worship service. Your child's identification number will be displayed on the screen in the auditorium if a parent is needed.
Our Harvest Kids’ volunteers go through a process that includes an application with a criminal background check, orientation, and on-going training.
Safety includes a clean and safe facility. Many of our volunteers work professionally in the medical community of Rochester and are therefore CPR and first aid certified. Harvest also has a security team in which one team member will always be assigned to monitor the entire children’s area exclusively for the morning. This ensures that your children are truly safe, so that they can learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
LOOKING TO SERVE?
We schedule volunteers to work for Christ each weekend in Harvest Kids. To find out where you can show the love of Jesus to the children who attend Harvest Bible Chapel, fill out the form below.