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.

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.

Bibles for Third Graders

At St. Stephen’s, we feel called to help families relay the faith to the next generation.  One way we do this is by providing an age-appropriate Children’s Bible to third-graders who are ready to read on their own Bibles and begin implementing regular spiritual practices. This year we will dedicate the Bibles as part of our online worship service, Sunday, Oct. 18th. We’ll then make arrangements with each individual family to make sure they receive Bibles for their third-graders.  Please complete the form and email it to Karen Wells at office@ststephensfairfax.org by September 27.

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, October 9th, 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, October 9. To join the program on October 9th,  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 Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, and May 14 (All Second Fridays of the month)

Check back for more info on October’s topic.

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 Oct. 9, 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

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