Hillside Kids

Our children’s programs strive to equip, encourage, and empower students for a life-long purpose and passion for Jesus Christ.


We're committed to caring for kids and partnering with families to raise kids for Christ.

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.

Infants, Toddlers & Two Year Olds

TImes: Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m

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.

Three Year Olds, Preschool & Kindergarten

TImes: Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m

Our Stepping Stones programs provide a loving and safe environment where young children can learn more about Jesus through amazing Bible stories. 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. We use the First Look Curriculum in Stepping Stones.

E 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.

1st Grade - 5th Grade

Times: Sundays at 11:00 a.m

Kids Rock is an engaging ministry here at Hillside Community Church where students in grades 1-5 can learn more about Jesus and His great love for them! Kids Rock is set up with large group/small group format.

Small Group: Students will have a leader and be in a group of 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 enjoy learning more about the Bible and God’s amazing story of redemption!

Large Group: We will be doing a Christ-centered chronological study of the Bible. Students will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation! The lessons are taught in creative and fun ways. We will raise the roof with singing, give to our offering project, pray together, and enjoy this time of community as we learn about God’s amazing story together.
Curriculum: We use The Gospel Project for Kids which will take the students on a chronological journey through God’s big story – His story of redemption.
Kids Rock is offered at the 11:00 a.m. service from September through early May.

3rd - 8th Grade | A mid-week program for boys

TImes: First and third Wednesdays of the month from September through April at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Building

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.

2nd - 5th Grade | A mid-week program for girls

TImes: First and third Wednesdays of the month from September through April at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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 March at 6:30-8:00 p.m.



Questions? Contact Dawn Wierenga here!

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Dawn Wierenga | Children’s Ministry Director

P: 616-698-0122 | E: dwierenga@hillsidech.org