Know Christ • Grow In Christ • Show Christ
We understand how difficult parenting can be and want to come alongside you in the task of discipling your children. Not only will we teach your children about Jesus, but we also will equip you with the tools you need to teach them at home. We desire to partner together with you in nurturing the faith of your children.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
New families should expect to be greeted at check-in. We are happy to show your family to their classrooms and help everyone get settled. For your own peace of mind, we want you to know that all teachers are background-checked, trained, and supervised.
LARGE GROUP WORSHIP
Children are led through contemporary worship songs honoring God with their voices and bodies as they dance and use hand motions.
LARGE GROUP STORY
We believe the Word of God should be taught boldly and correctly. Each week teachers open their Bibles and lead children in biblical truths at their level.
We are a church of small groups and this includes our children. Children engage in small group conversations about what they are learning that week, share prayer requests, apply the Bible to their lives, and play games to memorize scripture.
As a parent, you have the privilege of nurturing the faith of your children and have opportunities in everyday situations that can be used to apply the truth of God. We believe nurturing a child's faith is not merely a classroom experience, but rather a consistent weaving of spiritual truth with everyday life. To come along side you as you disciple your child, we are committed to Biblical teaching.
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).
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).
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when your walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." Deuteronomy 5:6-9
THE GOSPEL PROJECT
The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.
Are you administratively minded and enjoy connecting relationally? There is a spot for you on the Check-in Team. You will gather new families' information, do basic data entry, and answer any questions parents may have.
Teach it! Communicate biblical truths to children ages Kindergarten-5th grade. You must be able to study and deliver Scripture to children in an engaging and impactful manner.
HARVEST KIDS SERVICE DIRECTOR
Are details and people important to you? Support the weekend ministry to children by giving direction to classroom volunteers and helping with administrative tasks.
Lead a team to help children know Jesus in the classroom on the weekend. Oversee and help drive the class schedule, activities, and small groups while seeing children grow in their relationship with the Lord. We have this for nursery, early childhood and elementary classrooms.
Jesus loves the little children… AND so do you! Meet with kids on their level in the classroom and help them with their lessons, crafts, activities and small groups. This job is about shepherding little hearts to know, grow, and show Jesus to the world (3 mo-5th grade).
If you are under the age of 18 and would like to aid children in knowing, growing and showing Jesus in the classroom during weekend ministry, this is your place to serve.
Check out Harvest Kids Des Moines on Facebook for more information and weekly resources. Join the group today!