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 of the Bible and presenting them chronologically. We have structured our teaching environments from Snacks to Crafts and even Playtime to help foster a basic understanding of the Bible as a whole and to answer the basic questions: who is God, what does He tell us about Himself, what is His plan, and how do we fit into His plan. Our heart’s desire when designing the StoneShire was to create interactive learning environments using picture representations of the 12 eras God’s Word uses to tell us His story. The picture representations are located in our classrooms, Adventure room and play structures helping us reinforce Biblical Truths being taught throughout the year. These settings help our young students keep the Bible stories and characters in context to what we learn about God. Children are encouraged to believe in God, to know God, to know that God can do what He says He can do, that He is who He says He is, and that 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.
Weekly Mission Giving Back
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. Tamina is a neighborhood across I-45, north of Oak Ridge.
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 and a Worship service.
Curious about what we teach and why? Watch this video:
AWANA: (Fall – Spring) Sunday Evening Program for children age 3 years – 6th grade. AWANA incorporates Bible teaching and Scripture memorization with tons of fun.
Mother’s Day Out: Throughout the year our dedicated and caring staff offers hands-on learning experiences to children age 8 weeks to pre-kindergarten. We offer three semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer) for your child to grow and learn while you have time to get those needed items checked off your to do list. Please click on the above for more information on our program, and upcoming registration dates.
MOPS: Mothers of young children, do you need to be renewed and refreshed? Join us several times a month for a time of food, friends and fun with MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers.
JAMMERS choir: A fun Sunday afternoon choir for kids ages four and five!
Date Night: Allow us to take care of your children on the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted) while you spend time together!
Playdates: Bring your socks and your preschooler and enjoy an outing in our awesome StoneShire Meadow!
Baby Dedication: Celebrate the birth of your child and commit to upbringing your child in a God-honoring way through dedication in front of the StoneBridge family!
Baptisms: At StoneBridge, we believe in a Believer’s Baptism, which means that a child must be old enough to make a decision to follow Christ. We also believe that parents are the best determiners of a child’s heart to follow Christ. Parents are encouraged to grab a “Leading Your Child to Christ” booklet located in any of our children’s kiosk or in Guest Services, or download it here. Go through the booklet on your own, then schedule a time to walk through the material with your child. Once you are confident your child has a basic understanding of God’s plan for them and you believe they are ready for baptism, sign and date the page at the end of the booklet. Then turn in the page to our church office or our Preschool Minister. After that time we will contact you to schedule your child’s baptism.