“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” -Proverbs 22:6
The Gospel Project for Kids
The Gospel Project for Kids is the curriculum that we use for HillKids. It is a chronological study of the Bible that takes place over the course of three years. The curriculum heavily focuses on how the entire Bible points to Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection. Our goal as Orchard Hill Church is to teach our children how the Bible stories that we study effect how they should live out their lives today as followers of Jesus!
Our preschool program meets on Sunday mornings in the Pumpkin room in the HillKids wing. This room is open to kids at 2 1/2 years of age (must be potty-trained). The kids have an opportunity to play together with those their own age, watch a Bible story video, and do an activity to reinforce the teaching for the day.
Kindergartners through 5th graders can join us during the Sunday service to study the Bible. They will engage in a large-group setting to encounter the Bible story for the day and then break out into small groups (based on grade) to discuss the meaning of the story further with an activity and journaling.
Check-In and Check-Out Procedures
To check in your children, you can ask one of our greeters to show you the HillKids check in desk. Here, you will be given a paper to fill out with your family’s information. This can be filled out immediately, or returned to the check in desk after the service is complete. Once you return your paper, we will input your information into our check in system for the following weeks. You will get tags for each of your children and a guardian tag for you. The first time check-in process can take some time, so it is best if you can arrive about 15 minutes before the service begins. After the first time check in process is done, you will only need to input your phone number to check in.
Nursery age children can immediately head to the nursery before the service. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will be released from the main service after musical worship with a blessing from the congregation.
Each family is assigned a number that prints out on the tags. If your child should need you at any time during the service, we will put that number on the screen in the sanctuary.
In order to check out your child after the service, simply bring your guardian tag to your child’s classroom. Their teachers will ensure your tag matches your child’s tag, and they will be released into your care once again.