The mission of the Children’s Ministry at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Burke, Va., is to build a solid Christian foundation by loving, teaching and nurturing children in our community so that we ignite a lifelong passion for living a Christian life.

Have you seen The Light?

Read the new edition of The Light!, written and produced by the St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Ministry program. Click on the newsletter image to download a PDF of The Light! Features include :

• Adopting a Rescue Dog

• Poll : What is your favorite way to show thanks?

• A Crypto Currency Puzzle

• A listing of upcoming Children’s Ministry events

•  A Coloring Activity 

St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church currently  offers a wide range of  online programs for children. We invite  your family to participate!

To take part in the  2020-2021  Children’s Ministry (Nursery-6th Grade) Sunday School, you must complete our registration form. To download the form, please click here.   Please email your completed form to  office2@ststephensfairfax.org. 

Children’s Sunday School Update: All small groups started online, September 13. Our Sunday School Team is excited to have all children back . Families who participate in Children’s programs are requested to complete Registration Form each year  for the children’s safety. If you haven’t done it yet, please send the completed from to the church office ASAP. To download the form, click here or the button below. Any questions? Free free to contact Pastor Jiyeon.

For more information or to share your ideas, please contact Pastor Jiyeon at St. Stephen’s

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to children in the wake of tragedy. Here is a link with several resources to help talk to children about violence.

Third thru sixth graders are invited to take part in the next  Mission Possible for Kids (MPK) Friday, December 11th, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. The mission of this program is to have elementary school-age children gather for relationship building, faith exploration and a service project within the community.

RSVPs are encouraged to office2@ststephensfairfax.org by noon on Friday, December 11th. To join the program on December 11th,  please  click here (Meeting ID: 881 9948 6549).

The dates for the Mission Possible program events for the rest of of the  2020-2021 school year are Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, and May 14 (All Second Fridays of the month)

Get Ready to

SHINE! is a program for first and second graders held online via Zoom on the second Friday of every other month from  6:30-7:15 p.m.where children can gather online for games, a Bible story and a mission project.

Dates for 2020-2021 school year are  Dec. 11, Feb. 12 and April 9. To take part in the next Shine session, please click here to reach the Zoom meeting page.  The Zoom meeting number  for this event is 882 3292 5762

A Recent Monday Morning Devotional from Pastor Jiyeon

Our Weekly Children's Message/More about Pastor Jiyeon


Every St. Stephen’s Online worship service features a special Children’s Message typically delivered by Pastor Jiyeon. It is a special message “just for them” that is related to the day’s sermon. You can also typically view the weekly Children’s Message on our Facebook page later in the week. To view a sample Children’s Message, click here. 

Meet Rev. Jiyeon Kim,  Associate Pastor for Children and First Impressions

Pastor Jiyeon was born in Incheon South Korea, and has travelled to the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, and China.  She graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Social Welfare in 2008, and from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012. Jiyeon enjoys meeting new people because it involves “learning a new world where I have never been, and inviting them into my world,” and loves teaching children about God because of “their pure and joyful heart toward God — and the unexpected answers they give me.” In her spare time, Jiyeon enjoys music, drama, organizing, and learning new things.

Phone: 703-978-8724 Ext: 103

To contact Pastor Jiyeon in writing please click here