Collide is our weekly high school ministry here at Hillside. Typically, we meet on Sunday nights at 5:30pm at church for dinner, fun, worship, and faith formation. During this season of a new normal given the restrictions we’re under during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be operating a little differently until we can return in person.

Seeing as all of our students aren’t exclusively on one social media platform, we want to be as accessible to as many people as is possible. This page will act as our primary hub for accessing spiritual formation content and information regarding digital events and connections.

We’ll be doing three different things during this new normal.

  1. We’ll provide a weekly Bible study and/or talk on a spiritual topic. That weekly video can be accessed below under the heading “Weekly Bible Study.” Students will be encouraged to watch our content and then go into a zoom meeting with their small group to debrief.
  2. We’ll do our best to provide a daily devotional that’s led by Arek (ministry director) and our awesome volunteers. We’d like to share a small bit of encouragement for our students to access daily during a time that is difficult. I say “do our best” because we never know what daily obstacles we might face. Those devotions can be accessed below under the heading “Daily Devotional.”
  3. As needed, we will provide some fun events and general hang out opportunities for our students to blow off some steam and see some familiar faces. As those opportunities become available we’ll communicate them.

At any point, please feel free to email Arek at aoconnell@hillsidegr.org. No questions or feedback is off limits. This new world is just as foreign to me as it is to you and the best way to move forward is together 🙂





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    Arek O’Connell | High School Youth Pastor

    P: 616.698.0122 | M: 616.272.6639 | E: aoconnell@hillsidegr.org