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.

To take part in the  Children’s Ministry (Nursery-6th Grade) programs, we ask that you complete our registration form.  To access the form please click here. Once you have submitted the form, it will automatically be transferred to our office. Thank you.

St. Stephen's Children's Summer Sunday School

“Creative with God” is the theme of this year’s St. Stephen’s Children’s Summer Sunday School which begins Sunday, June 13.

Each Sunday through Aug. 22, a new Summer Sunday School video will be added to the St. Stephen’s YouTube Channel, featuring a member of the St. Stephen’s family sharing his or her creative gift.

After viewing each week’s video, children will be invited to email photos of their creative works to children@ststephensfairfax.org based on the art being discussed that week. No matter what your summer  schedule looks like, God will be there and wants to spend time with you. We hope you will join us Sundays on the St. Stephen’s YouTube Channel .

At left, you can view a Video Invitation to Children’s Summer Sunday School  from Ms. Kate, our Sunday school coordinator.

Have you seen The Light?

Read the May 2021 edition of The Light!, written and produced by the St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Ministry program. Click here or on the newsletter image to download a PDF of  May  2021 edition of The Light!

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, please look below.

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

St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Message, Sunday, July 11, 2021