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. This is accomplished by focusing on the main characters in the 12 eras in the Bible and presenting them chronologically. 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.
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.
Don't forget to check out our Special Events as well!
My 1st Camp Out: We hope you are able to join us for the perfect opportunity for Dads to go on a first Camp Out with their son or daughter ages 2-6 in The StoneShire. Look for our Father/Son Campout in June and the Father/Daughter Campout in July.
Lil' Summer Camp: This camp is just right for your 3.5 year old to 6 year old child. We will be digging into God's Word, playing lots of fun games, and making new friends for 3 days this summer from July 18th through 20th. Registration is open now.