The Bible declares that children are a gift from the Lord. We see that very thinking demonstrated by Jesus himself when he rebuked his own disciples for dismissing children as unimportant or an interruption- a mistake still often made in our culture today. Our Children’s Ministry at Hillside is about encouraging children of all ages to know Jesus. We are committed to teaching them God’s Word so that they will know who He is and the gift of salvation that He offers through His Son. We want to prepare them to serve and reach others for Christ, and we want to be a supportive partner to parents as they seek the spiritual growth of their children.
The middle school and high school years are a unique and exciting season of life that we see as a rich time for character and convictions to be forged. Our goal is to partner with parents and families in shepherding youth towards a personal and maturing walk with Christ and to prepare young men and women to take his love to the world around them.
Following Christ is a daily discipline, where we continually look to the Word of God and the Spirit of God to grow us and transform us so that we are more and more like Jesus. We want our lives to increasingly reflect the love and grace of our Savior to the world around us, but this is not a journey that we are intended to go on alone. We believe that authentic Biblical community is essential to healthy spiritual growth.