At Hillside, we are committed to caring for kids and partnering with families to raise kids for Christ.

Fusion is our middle school group at Hillside Community Church














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Fusion (Large Group)

 Our 6th-8th grade students meet for large group two Sundays a month from 5:30-7:30 PM (see calendar below).  At large group we enjoy a time of intentional fellowship as we eat a meal together, play high-energy games, worship God, engage in biblical teaching, and discuss with one another in small groups our observations, questions and prayers.


Our middle school students frequently participate in service projects that serve our congregation, such as babysitting night and costume carnival. We serve the community as a whole through the BIG EVENT and we serve special need campers for a week in the summer.


 Our middle school students get to participate in special events that encourage friendships, families and community. Some events include: corn maze, game nights, sledding, swimming, area wide kick offs, family events (archery tag, golf, and more). We also have an end of the year Craig’s Cruisers or Rebounderz party. We also attend a weekend long winter retreat in the month of January.

For any and all questions concerning middle school programming please contact Kirk Kingsley at

Profession of Faith

Profession of faith mentoring and or discipleship is available for middle school students beginning in the months of September and January. Any student interested in making profession of faith will seek out an adult member from the Hillside community who will commit to mentoring them for 9 weeks. Both the mentor and student meet weekly and journey through the basics of the Reformed faith.

Any student is interested in discipleship will work with Kirk to find a mentor. They will agree upon how often and when they would like to meet.

For any and all questions concerning Profession of Faith please contact Kirk Kingsley at




It is crazy to think that twenty some years removed from middle school that I can still struggle with a big middle school struggle. That is the struggle of feeling accepted.

We all have different reasons why we may feel alone or like an outcast, but Jesus breaks down all those walls to show us that He loves no matter what.

In Fusion this Sunday from 5:30-7:30 we will be looking at how some amazing friends literally broke down a ceiling so their friend would be healed. This man's healing though was far greater than physical as we will unpack.
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I hate that every day I am tempted to say and do the things that I don't truly want to say and do. I want to love God and love others, but it is easier to love myself and those that can give me something. This battle with my flesh is frustrating.

I feel like magnet man who's big magnet is pulling him toward sin. The trouble is that I am stuck with this magnet until Christ returns. So how do I navigate each day drawing closer to Christ?

This Sunday in Fusion from 5:30-7:30 we will be looking at this idea.
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We will be talking about temptation this Sunday in Fusion. I think it is interesting to note that Adam and Eve gave into temptation when they had everything. We will be looking at Jesus who did not give into temptation in desert where he had nothing.

Hopefully we or students are not so puffed up to think we can battle temptation and sin on our own.
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Kirk Kingsley

Middle School Director

616-698-0122 ext: 106

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