Dear Parents,

We are excited to have the opportunity to present this program to the children of our church and our community. Harvest Assembly of God believes this ministry offers something of great value to our children and yours.

This page is designed to provide information and answer questions about God’s Original Route 66. If you have further questions please call the church at 614-878-3830.

We hope your experience with Route 66 and Harvest Assembly of God will be a positive one. We consider it a privilege to serve you and your children.

God’s Original Route 66 Leadership

Children’s Pastor –  Becky Niles
Children’s Church Leaders – Mike & Tameron Demeter, Brian & Traci Osborne

Welcome to Route 66 Children’s Ministries!


What is Route 66?

Route 66 is the ministry for children at Harvest Assembly of God. It is designed to bring children into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through discipleship in God’s Word—the 66 books of the Bible that comprise God’s Original Route 66.

The mission of Route 66 is to:

  • CONNECT children to Christ through age-appropriate worship
  • Help them GROW with others through discipleship in God’s 66 Books of the Bible
  • Teach them to SERVE the world through ministry and missions


Who can participate in Route 66?

Boys and girls ages 3 yrs through 5th grade.

Important Note: Preschool children must turn three by September 30. Children who turn three between October 1 and April 30 will join the first Sunday in April. School-age children will advance the first Sunday of September.

For the safety and wellbeing of preschool children, there must be a parent or legal guardian in attendance during the Sunday morning and Wednesday night programs.


What do kids do at Route 66?

At Route 66, children experience God in fresh and exciting ways that encourage them to live for Him 24/7! Three “stops” along Route 66 serve different purposes throughout the week: Coolsville, Kidsville and The Hop.

Coolsville

The goal of Coolsville is to introduce kids to the love of Jesus Christ, and to disciple believers into a deeper relationship and understanding of God’s Word.

Children ages 3 through the 5th grade come to Coolsville on Sunday mornings. Service begins with energetic, current, media-driven praise and worship, led by our children’s worship team. School-age children stay in Coolsville to learn more about God’s Word through video lessons, games and activities.

Kidsville

The goal of Kidsville is to introduce preschool and kindergarten children to the love of Jesus Christ and prepare them for a life-long relationship with Him.

Following worship on Sunday morning in Coolsville, preschool and kindergarten age children go to Kidsville, where they are introduced to Jesus and the Bible through video lessons, stories, games, songs, crafts and snacks.

The Hop

The goal of The Hop is to reach the children of the church and community through fun programs and personal relationships with an emphasis on salvation. Believers will continue in discipleship while preparing for future ministry.

Children ages 3 through the 5th grade meet at The Hop on Wednesday evenings. Service begins with praise and worship, led by our children’s worship team. School-age children stay at The Hop to learn more about God’s Word through interactive lessons, games and hands-on, group activities. Preschool children return to Kidsville for their own age-appropriate lessons and activities.

Activities at Route 66

Children are encouraged to participate in church activities such as Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Party, Back-to-School and End-of-School-Year Celebrations. Check the church calendar frequently for upcoming events.


Is there a cost to attend Route 66?

There are no fees for Route 66.  Some activities may have a cost, but parents will be notified prior to the activity.

Security of our kids

One of the things we take very seriously is child safety. In order to assist our leaders with making sure your child gets to the right class and that they get back to you at the end of service, we utilize check-in services provided by Planning Center Online. A kiosk with computer is available by the children’s church entrance where you can check in your children for service. Your child will receive a nametag with a security code that will match the tag that parents are given. We can sign you up at the door, but if you’d like to register your child ahead of time to speed up the process, click on http://harvestag.com/ministries/register-your-child/