FIRST DECADE MINISTRY
Harvest Bible Chapel is committed to your child’s first decade of life through the ministry of Harvest Kids. We believe a healthy child grows into a healthy adult.
- Aurora: Katie Mendoza – [email protected]
- Chicago Cathedral: Luke Mead – [email protected]
- Crystal Lake: Stacey Brooks – [email protected]
- Elgin: Dave Pearson – [email protected]
- North Shore: Brian McClain – [email protected]g
Rolling Meadows: Izzy Madrid – [email protected]
At our check-in counter, we meet first-time guests. Here we will connect you with our ministry and explain our safety and security policies.
- To simplify your check-in experience, provide your information by clicking CHECK-IN MY FAMILY:
REGISTRATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Most of our ministry opportunities are pre-registration–based.
We think and care a lot about safety. When kids are safe, they can relax and learn, and so can their parents! We implement the strictest precautions that provide you with the highest confidence. All volunteers are screened through an interview and a federal background check. Every child in our care is accounted for with our check-in and check-out system.
If you would like to serve in Harvest Kids, please reach out to [email protected]
During weekend ministry, we give children their own church experience using relevant methods taught with a balance of biblical content and application, reverent but fun, obedience-driven but with a true heart change.
We strive to captivate the hearts and imaginations of kids by creatively telling the stories of the greatest book ever written…the Bible. Using discussions, activities, and crafts, we help kids connect and apply God’s Word to their lives.
Classroom environments, materials, and activities have been designed to increase a child’s understanding of theology and a biblical worldview. Our desire is to make God’s Word accessible to each age group.
Children love fun, and when they’re having fun, they can’t wait to come back!
Our weekly check-in process is simple and user-friendly. Each time you check-in, a random security code will be generated and will appear on both your child’s name tag and your parent receipt. Your child will wear the name tag portion and you’ll keep the parent receipt for pick up. If we need you to care for your child during ministry, you will receive a text.
We believe that each child matters. Since not all children are able to learn in a traditional setting, we would love the opportunity to learn how we can partner with you and your child to help connect them with God’s Word.
Our Rolling Meadows campus serves our families by offering In His Image. Please contact your Harvest Kid’s team by filling the form below to begin the conversation.
Available only at our Rolling Meadows campus:
BEYOND THE WEEKEND
Through mid-week ministry, God is changing children through the power of His Word. Children engage in worship, teaching, games, and memorizing scripture alongside their Harvest Kids community.
Get the details here for the 2022–2023 ministry year.
We understand children are incredibly blessed and privileged to grow up in families and we want to share with other children throughout Chicagoland. Friends Together for Chicagoland is our best try to partner with other ministries and organizations who are doing such a good work with at-risk, under-resourced, and vulnerable children in the first decade of their lives.
If you participate in social media, please follow @WeAreHarvestKids for encouragement and information. You can also find convenient links to events and opportunities on HarvestNow.info/HarvestKids
Throughout the year during the adult Worship Service, we provide sacred moments to publicly commit to providing a Christian home for our children to grow in their Christian faith.
Our epic, unforgettable, high-energy, explosive-fun, kids-talk-about-it-all-year-long, elective-based day camp for kids is one of a kind and runs every summer on most of our campuses.
Registration for campers for summer 2023 opens Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 12:00 PM (noon).
Registration for volunteers for summer 2023 opens Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM (noon).
Get the basics about High Five 2023 at this link.
American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA (available on our Elgin Campus)
- American Heritage Girls (AHG) is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.
- Trail Life USA partners with churches and parents across America as the premier national character development organization for young men which produces the next generation of godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.
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