Welcome to Harvest Kids! Where Love for Jesus is a Weekly Celebration

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Justin Serrano

Walking into Harvest Kids is like entering another world. There’s music playing, kids screaming and giggling, and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet! The doors and sanctuary are always decorated in a theme according to our current lesson plan. Pastor Lisa and her loyal team of helpers take time out of their week to make decorations for the children’s sanctuary.

As you step inside, you’re greeted by me, Shyanne. My job in Harvest Kids is to check in all of the children who come through our doors. If you are new, you will come to the front desk where I will get all of your family’s information for check in. Our check in system consists of two stickers, both with the same code, so we can confirm you are the guardian of the child you dropped off and have access to your contact information along with any medical notes we should be aware of.

Once your child is checked in and receives a sticker, they are assigned to one of three areas at Harvest Kids. The first area is the nursery, where we keep babies anywhere from newborns to three years of age. There your child is loved weekly with an adult worker and a youth worker. Furthermore, the children are given snacks, shown Veggie Tales, and most of all, love.

Our second area is the preschool area. This is easily our most popular area because of the indoor jungle gym! Our preschool ages are 3-5 years of age with the qualification of being potty-trained, of course. Children in preschool start their morning off playing on the jungle gym, then move into their classroom afterward. Harvest Kids start learning their weekly lessons in preschool which consist of worship, coloring, Bible story time, and games.

Our third area is the elementary area. This is from grades kindergarten to 5th grade, where children join Pastor Lisa Dickenson. Every second Sunday of the month, Pastor Natalie Harris leads. Pastor Lisa has been our children’s pastor since late summer of 2018. She starts the children off with an interactive game, then moves into worship, prayer, and lessons. At the end of each service, Pastor Lisa hands out the children’s weekly homework, to learn to make a habit of intentionally spending time with the Lord.

Being a part of children’s ministry has been one of my personal favorites at the church. Sure, some weeks you leave kid’s church exhausted, but at the end of the day, it is so worth it. Every single person working in Harvest Kids is making a huge difference in at least one kid’s life.

I know there are some of you who are interested, but might be apprehensive about joining the children’s ministry. Maybe you’re worried you won’t find your niche or that you simply won’t like it. Pastor Lisa lets our new helpers take a week or two to see how things work and decide if it will be a good fit for ministry. If it’s not a fit, no hard feelings. If you do decide to commit, however, Pastor Lisa won’t schedule you above what you agree to. She is very considerate and understanding of your personal restrictions.

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Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 19:14

And Harvest men, if you would like to get involved with children’s ministry, do not hesitate to talk to Pastor Lisa. Being involved in children’s ministry is not feminine or looked at as less than any other part of ministry the church has to offer. You would be pouring into the lives of children who are at their most receptive age. I mean, Jesus himself had a love for children! So, men, talk to Pastor Lisa! She would love for you to serve and pour into the lives of our next generation.


Thank you!

To all of our children’s ministry workers for joining together to make a difference in the lives of these children. You are valued and greatly appreciated. Next time you drop off your child, make sure to say thank you to our amazing volunteers, including security, because they work hard to keep your children safe and teach them about Jesus.



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