“To glorify God by leading children to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ!”
Harvest Kids deeply values each child in our ministry and strives to teach God’s Word in an age appropriate way. Our Sunday children’s ministry has age specific areas in which each child is physically secure and cared for by approved and responsible volunteers.
If you are registering your child for the first time, please download and complete our Child Registration Form and bring it with you on Sunday morning.
At Harvest, we believe Children’s Ministry is much more than just childcare; it is a vital, life-transforming ministry of our church! Our dedicated volunteers are committed to caring for, mentoring, teaching and having fun with your children.
To ensure that high quality care is provided all of our volunteers undergo a detailed application process that includes background checks, references, interviews and training.
Each week we take many precautions in order to make sure your children will be cared for properly so that you can rest and enjoy worshipping with us. Some of these precautions include:
- Check-In/Out Security System
- Parent Paging System
- Emergency Evacuation Plan & Training
- Abuse Prevention Plan
- First-Aid Response Team
Classes & Age Groups
Our Children’s Ministry is designed for infants through grade five. Please aim to arrive and register your child 15 minutes prior to the start of the service, in order to allow them to enjoy the whole morning with us.
Our Nursery (0-23 months) is a clean, comfortable and safe place where infants are lovingly cared for by competent volunteers.
Our Toddlers Room (2-3 years) provides pre-school children the opportunity to engage in worship through songs and age-appropriate Bible teaching. A snack, crafts and other activities make the morning a lot of fun.
Our JK – Grade 5 Classes provide school age children the opportunity to enjoy worshipping through songs, age-appropriate Bible teaching, small group discussion, creative activities and games.
More than anything, we want you to know your children will be SAFE, taught from GOD’S WORD and they will have TONS OF FUN!!!
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 salvation.
SERVE IN HARVEST KIDS!
Our mission in Harvest Kids is to lead children to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ! If you are not currently serving at Harvest we would love to have you join us in our mission of reaching children with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ!
How to serve in Harvest Kids
- Complete Steps 1-3
- Fill out and submit your Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check
- Read through our Harvest Kids Training Manual
- Sign-up to attend Harvest Kids 101 Training
- Return your completed criminal background check to the church offices
(301 Scott St.) or to the Get Connected Table on a Sunday morning
- Start serving in Harvest Kids
jr. helpers (Under 18 yrs of age)
Vulnerable Sector Background Check
If you are interested in serving within our Family Ministries (kids, youth, young adults), you will need a current background check. There are two ways of obtaining a police check:
1. Print and fill out the Vulnerable Sector Police Check Form or pick-up one at the Get Connected table, then submit the form to your local police station. Police Checks will be completed while you wait at the Niagara Falls Police Station only. Please remember to bring two pieces of government-issued ID with you. The application fee is $20.
2. Alternately, you can apply online for an additional charge of $10.
In either case, your completed police check will be mailed to you. Processing times may vary. After your police check is completed and returned to you please bring it to our church offices (301 Scott St.) during office hours or drop it off at the Get Connected table on Sunday morning.