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Children's Ministry


 

Vision of the Children’s Ministry

                “He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded 
                 our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children 
                 yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope 
                 in God.” (Psalm 78:5-7a).
     This text serves as the foundation for our ministry to children at Harvard Avenue and drives our conviction that   
     there is much we can do to equip families and nurture the faith of the children entrusted to us. Each morning we
     awake to a world that is relentlessly competing for our children’s attention and thus our mission is all the more 
     urgent. Our vision for our children must be far greater than that of the world’s. 

     Harvard Avenue has a thriving Children's Ministry which reinforces the church's mission of "Connecting all
     people to Christ, His community, and His calling."
  As a family oriented church, we strive to shape all of our
     children's programs to reflect this mission. 

              Our Mission is to connect kids to Christ, His community, and His calling by partnering with families who 
              themselves are committed to nurturing the faith of the next generation.




Role of the Children’s Ministry
     The Bible clearly and consistently gives the primary responsibility for teaching and discipling children to their  
     parents (Dt. 4:9, 6:2,4-9,21; Ps. 78:1-7; Prv. 22:6; Eph. 6:4; 1 Thess. 2:11-12). Our nursery, preschool, and 
     elementary programs surely can help reaffirm what parents are teaching, but will always fail to be the primary
     influence in their lives. 

     With this in mind, the primary role of the children’s ministry is to assist parents in discipling their 
     children.
  
   Our Goal is to raise the standard as high in children’s ministry as we do in all other areas of ministry  
   at Harvard Avenue by:
  • Taking your child’s safety seriously.
    We are committed to providing a safe environment by the way we recruit and train our teachers and secure our children’s wing.
  • Taking your child’s Bible education seriously.
    We are committed to helping expand your child’s vision of God with the same degree of passion as demonstrated in the youth and adult education ministries.
  • Taking your child seriously.
    We value children as much as we value every other age group. Our prayer is that God will so work at Harvard Avenue that we always welcome, teach, minister, love, and value children because our Lord did (Mark 10:13-16).

What We Do

Bearing in mind our foundational conviction that parents are the chief instrument in a child’s discipleship, we believe that there is much to be gained when parents and the children’s ministry work together. Here are a few ways parents can partner with our ministry:
            1. Enroll Your Child in Children’s Sunday School

            2. Worship Together as a Family

            3. Have Your Child Attend Our Children’s Programs:
                         
                           Parables (Children's Choir)
                           Nursery 
                           Preschool 
                           AWANA 

            4.
Utilize Family Resources

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our children's ministry, please feel free to contact our Family Ministry staff.

chad.mann@habc.net
479-524-5176

Family Ministry Staff

Associate Pastor of Family Ministries
Chad Mann, chad.mann@habc.net
Family Ministries Assistant
Maria Taylor, maria.taylor@habc.net

AWANA GRAND PRIX

The AWANA Grand Prix is coming up on April 30th.  If you would like to purchase a car kit please contact Ashlee Smith at the church office. 
 

AWANA GRAND PRIX CAR WORKSHOP - APRIL 27

The AWANA Grand Prix is coming up April 30th.  To help clubbers make their cars, Bill O'Hare will have a workshop on April 27th at 2pm at the church.  

NEW INFANT/TODDLER ID CARDS FOR CHILDREN MINISTRY

This past week we have printed new identification cards for parents to have for their infants/toddlers in the nursery and children’s wing.  Please make sure that you pick yours up at the Children’s Wing Welcome Desk and place them in your wallet or purse.  These are permanent cards for carry and use each week.  Identification stickers for your child are also pre-labeled and ready to go.  If you have any changes to make on those stickers (such as allergy, contact info, parent location, etc.) please let them know at the Welcome Desk.
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JULY 14-18

VBS this year is on July 14-18 from 6:00-8:15pm.  The theme is International Spy Academy.  Please mark your calendars for this exciting event.  


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Services

Sunday:
Bible Study 
9:15am
Worship | 10:30am

Wednesday:
Student Ministry | 5:30pm
Children's AWANA | 6:00pm
Prayer Gathering | 6:00pm