HILLSIDE kids logo_FINAL (1)At Hillside, we are committed to caring for kids and partnering with families to raise kids for Christ.

Along with youth ministries, our children’s programs strive to equip, encourage, and empower students for a life-long purpose and passion for Jesus Christ.











Our Vision

We do this by living out our values:

 We value Community by creating environments where every child belongs!
 We value Diversity by embracing children from a variety of cultural experiences. 
We value Passion by fueling excitement for Jesus!
 We value Service by providing various ways for our children to help others.
 We value Discipleship by studying God’s word and learning what it means to follow Him.
 We value Leadership by challenging our kids to lead at church, their schools, or in their communities.
We value Prayer by praying for each other and others each week.
 We value Worship by offering our children different opportunities to express their love for God and enter into His loving presence.

Our Precious Pebbles children (infant-2 years) will be Enfolded into a loving Community. Our Stepping Stones children (Age Three-Kindergarten) will be Exploring God’s Word, and our Kids ROCK students (1st-5th grade) will Experiencing God’s Truths.


Weekly Events

Weekly and Special Events

More Info

Precious Pebbles

Precious Pebbles

(Infants, Toddlers, Two Year Olds)
Precious Pebbles Nursery programs provide a loving and safe environment for children from birth to 2 years of age. Precious Pebbles is divided into three different rooms: Infants, Toddlers, and Two Year Olds.
Our Two Year Old class begins to introduce three main points through short Bible stories, songs, and other activities: God Loves Me, God Made Me, and Jesus Wants to be My Forever Friend.
Nursery is available during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


Want to volunteer in our infant and toddler nurseries? The sign up button will take you to our volunteer sign up page.

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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

(Three Year Olds, Preschool, Kindergarten)
Our Stepping Stones programs provide a loving and safe environment where young children can learn more about Jesus. The Three Year Old and Preschool classes use the First Look Curriculum which helps preschool children discover God and His great love for them! There is class time with various activities as well as a large group time of worship where we sing songs of praise and learn amazing Bible stories together. Stepping Stones Kindergarten uses the 252 Basics curriculum which is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them.

Each month we look at a different Life App (practical applications of God’s truth). Kindergarten students participate in different types of activities which bring the weekly Bible story to life and help them to grow in wisdom, faith, and friendship.

Stepping Stones is offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and runs from the Sunday after Labor Day to the Sunday before Memorial Day.

Kids Rock

Kids Rock

(1st Grade-5th Grade) This is not the Sunday School you remember! Kids Rock is set up with a Large Group/Small Group format.
Small Group: In small group, students will have a leader and be in a group of around 8-10 students in the same grade. This is a place where they can build relationships with peers and a loving adult. They will pray together, do activities together, and hopefully laugh a lot!
Large Group: In large group, students will hear Bible truths taught to them in creative and fun ways. It’s a place to learn about and worship our AMAZING GOD together! We will raise the roof with singing, engage in Bible stories, and pray to our Lord all together.
Curriculum: Kids Rock uses the 252 Basics curriculum. 252 Basics is organized around key Bible stories that helps kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. Each month will be focused on a different Life App (practical applications of God’s truth). Through creative ways we will all learn about God’s story together and how we are a part of it too.
Kids Rock is offered at 11:00 a.m. from September-May.



A Mid-Week Program for boys

Our Cadets midweek program is for boys who are in 3rd-8th grades. The leaders of Cadets are Christian
men who share Bible studies, crafts, merit badge work, and games with the students. Other special
events are planned through the year including the yearly camp out and Derby Car race!
Cadets meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from September through April at 6:30-
8:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Building.



A Mid-Week Program for Girls

G.E.M.S. (Girls Everywhere Meeting their Savior)
Our Gems midweek program is for girls who are in grades 2-5. GEMS provides an exciting and safe
environment where girls can come and learn about God, His Word, and His world. Each grade is led by
amazing women leaders who are committed to sharing God’s love with the girls who attend. We
worship together, study God’s truths, and do various activities such as crafts and service projects.
GEMS meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from September through April at 6:30-8:00




Hillside Kids Blog

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Dawn Wierenga

Children’s Ministry Director

Phone: 616-698-0122


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