“To provide a safe environment for children to hear the Word of God and to give parents the opportunity to hear the Word without distraction”
Our Sunday children’s ministry has 5 age specific areas in which each child is secure physically and is loved and cared for by approved and responsible adults and youth support staff. In our Children’s program, each child is valued and taught the Word of God in age appropriate ways in order to ensure that our children learn and have fun during their time in Harvest’s Children’s Ministry.
The age groups for the classes are as follows:
- Nursery (birth – 24 months)
- Preschool (2 – 3 years)
- JK – Grade 1
- Grade 2 – 4
- Grade 5
“In essence,” a researcher once noted, “what you believe by the time you are 13 is what you will die believing. Of course, there are many individuals who go through life-changing experiences in which their beliefs are altered, or instances in which a concentrated body of religious teaching changes one or more core beliefs. However, most people’s minds are made up and they believe they know what they need to know spiritually by age 13. Their focus in absorbing religious teaching after that age is to gain reassurance and confirmation of their existing beliefs rather than to glean new insights that will redefine their foundations.”
That sheds some light on why we believe Children’s Ministry is not a babysitting service but rather a real, vital, life-transforming ministry!
At Harvest Waterloo Region we have a large group of dedicated volunteers who take very seriously the privilege of caring for, mentoring, teaching and enjoying your children.
Each week significant effort is invested in the lives of these young children through gospel-centered teaching. We always hear of how much ‘fun’ they had during their church experience but more importantly to us as parents we know they were also worshiping God and hearing His word taught in an age appropriate manner.
Please register your child prior to the service as this will allow them to get the full experience of their class.