Our mission is “Joining Children on their Spiritual Journey.” The purpose of KidStep is to intentionally focus on ways we can help children spend time with Jesus on their own and experience God’s love so that we can help children from birth through fifth grade take next steps of faith.
Small groups, bible teaching, and singing are all part of what happens on a Sunday morning in KidStep. We are excited to welcome your children to a safe and kid appropriate environment. We have a check-in and check-out process for security purposes. Look for the check-in-stations to receive name tags and ask any questions you may have.
Each week we post age appropriate videos on our YouTube page.
We also encourage parents to download the Parent Cue app. You already know a thing or two about life, character, faith, and what it takes to be the human you were created to be. If you’re like many parents, you want to pass on that knowledge to your kids. But sometimes the day-to-day pace of parenting crowds out the intentional conversations we want to have with our kids. The app is free, and we hope everyone in our church who has a child—from a newborn baby to a 5th grader—will download it.
Church: Beyond the Walls | Sunday, October 15
Families have an opportunity to serve together as our church embodies our mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus. There are several projects perfect to participate in as a family - check the list below! No regular services will be held that morning.
Baptism Classes | Sunday, October 8 & 22
Baptism is one way that KidStep Ministry can help children take next steps on their faith journeys. The two required classes will focus specifically on helping children understand the importance of baptism. If your child has expressed an interest in knowing more about baptism, attending these classes would be beneficial in helping them make a decision. One or both parents need to attend the classes with their child. Baptism classes are held prior to baptism. Our church family will celebrate baptism on November 5.
Child Dedication | Sunday, October 22
KidStep is here to partner with you, as a parent, on your children’s spiritual journey, which starts at birth. We offer child dedication classes prior to publicly dedicating your child on a Sunday morning. Child dedication is the commitment you make to disciple your child so that they are prepared to make a personal decision to follow Christ. We have four opportuities for Child Dedication throughout the year.
Since 1979, Hilltop Christian Nursery School, a ministry of the Hershey Free Church, has been welcoming children to learn, to have fun, and to grow in their knowledge of Jesus. We invite your family to join the Hilltop family as we work together to create a learning environment tailored to the age and developmental stages of our students. We believe a child is a total person, designed by God to be well-rounded and maturing in every dimension.
We believe that the experience of each child should be consistent with his or her individual stage of development and, therefore, learning should be achieved in a way that is comfortable and natural for him or her. This can be reinforced with Godly principles through daily experiences.
Hilltop Christian Nursery School serves children ages 3, 4, and 5. Children should reach the classroom age as of October 1st of the admission year.