Pre-K through Kindergarten Ministry
Our goal is simple: We want our children to love God, love His son Jesus, and love His Word. Each week is designed to introduce young children to God's basic character, His divine attributes and His plan for mankind. We use The Gospel Project and other resources to create a curriculum that focuses on the main characters and teaches through the Bible chronologically each year. We have structured our teaching environments to help foster a basic understanding of the structure of the Bible. Our heart's desire when designing the StoneShire was to create interactive learning environments using picture representations of the 12 eras in our classrooms, Adventure room, and play structures. Each setting helps our young students keep the Bible stories and characters in context to what we learn about God. They are also encouraged each week to believe in God. God can do what He says He can do, He is who He says He is, and we are who He says we are.
Since our culture is ever-changing, our dedicated staff is always re-evaluating our teaching methods to ensure we are doing our best to help parents provide a great biblical foundation upon which to build their child's spiritual journey. Our goal is to win kids to Christ at an early age and teach them to broaden their understanding of Biblical Truths. We use The Gospel Project and other resources to create a curriculum that teaches through the Bible chronologically each year.
Sunday classes are offered at 9:30am and 11:05am. Children who attend Hillside are invited to stay for both hours, allowing parents the opportunity to attend one of the many adult study classes.
Finally, children are encouraged to bring an offering each week to benefit the Tamina Community Center. The Community Center provides before-and-after-school care, hot meals, tutoring, and basic needs for area children.
In addition to Sunday mornings, we offer several weekly activities for you and your young children to enjoy!
JAMMERS choir: A fun Sunday afternoon choir for kids ages four and five!
Mother's Day Out: Mother's Day Out is offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each week our dedicated and caring staff offers hands-on learning experiences to children age 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. Spring and Fall programs are 2 days per week on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Summer program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hours are 9:30am-1:30pm. Click here for more information.