REAL Kids Ministry

Building Kids and Families in REAL Faith

"Our kids have a safe environment that's fun and exciting to learn about Jesus.  Our children's pastor and her team are the best!" - Kyle R.

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REAL Kids Jr.

Nursery - Pre-Kindergarten

Our goal for REAL Kids Jr is that by the time a child is in Kindergarten they know three basics truths: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Through games, songs, interactive play, videos, snack time, and crafts, kids will experience these truths every week in an age-appropriate environment.

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REAL Kids

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

All kids can learn the word of God and hear from the Holy Spirit. In REAL Kids we want each of our kids to have a REAL and lasting encounter each week. Through worship, a message, and connect group time all geared toward kids, we have their own “kid's church!” each Sunday morning.

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KNIGHTS

4th - 5th Grade

KNIGHTS are the student leaders for REAL Kids. This group comes early each Wednesday night to learn how Jesus was a servant leader and how to apply that at church, home, and in the community. Throughout the year and summer, kids will memorize verses, do community service projects, complete Bible studies, build friendships, and grow deeper in their friendship with God.

Discover What's Going On

We have new and exciting things happening monthly at each Harvestime Campus! Click the link below to see some of our upcoming events. (Select kid's ministry to filter!)
Upcoming Events for Your Kids

What to Expect

Sundays in REAL Kids downstairs are lively and exciting as kids learn about God’s word and hear the voice of the Holy Spirit!  Our Sunday curriculum is designed just for kids.  Complete with worship, a message specifically designed for kids, and a small group time for them to discuss and connect with the message on a more practical level, our services are really their own Kid's Church!

Kids are welcome to stay for one or both services on Sunday Morning and do not need to be checked out/in between services.

On Wednesday Nights, we offer REAL Kids while parents attend one of our life groups or attend the Wednesday Evening Service. The kids’ service is designed to dig a little deeper into scripture and teach kids the basic truths of the Bible in a fun and exciting way. Through Bible reading challenges, scripture memorization games, activities, and longer times of worship, we make diving deeper into God’s Word – something each child doesn’t want to miss!

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Upon Arrival

When you arrive, please register at one of our check-in stations.  Your family will be assigned a number, on a pick-up tag, that you will need at the end of service to pick up your child.

In REAL Kids Jr you will be instructed which nursery classroom to bring your child to based on their age.  We will have you give us some brief information about feeding, allergies, and changing instructions to make sure you and your child have the best experience possible. Then you will be asked to make sure all your child’s items are labeled with your child’s name on them. If at any time during the service your child needs you, you will receive a text message to let you know to come touch base, so please keep your phone on vibrate. At the end of service, please bring your number back to your child’s classroom to show the classroom teacher for pick up. 

Concerned your child may struggle at drop-off? Our team has a 15-minute policy that any child still struggling to calm down or settle into the room, parents will be called to determine the next steps. We want you and your child to have a positive experience and we will work with you to determine how this best fits your child.

In REAL Kids (K-5th), after checking in, students will enter and join other kids and a Connect Group Leader for preservice activities until service begins. Parents are asked to stay behind the designated check-in area for security purposes and for ease of checking in and out.

If you would like a tour of our kid's area, just ask one of our check-in volunteers and we would love to show you all the awesome classrooms and spaces your child will experience.

At the end of service, please bring your number back to the check-in station and your child will be brought to you. If at any time during the service your child needs you, a text message will be sent to the phone number you provide at check-in.

We can’t wait for your child to join us in REAL Kids! Feel free to contact us with any questions by either calling the office at (715) 834-4011 or emailing [email protected]!

LITTLE KIDS HUGGING

Kid's Ministry Leaders

Dan & Beth McCauley

Alison Amelse

Eau Claire & Tiempo de Cosechar Children's Pastor

Dan & Beth McCauley

Josh Kilde

Chippewa Falls Children's Pastor

Dan & Beth McCauley

Lori Lowenhaen

South Children's Coordinator

Dan & Beth McCauley

Moriah Locke

Eau Claire Children's Administrator

Meet the Staff

We are excited to meet you! The staff at Harvestime is invested in the community that God has built in this valley. Check out the HTC Team.
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Interesting in serving in REAL Kids?

There is a place for you in REAL Kids. From security to check-in, from cleaning to leading a room – we could use your help creating an atmosphere for our young ones to encounter Christ.

Fill out a serving application to get started!

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