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 Summer Camp Waiting List Information

Registration for 2021 St. Stephen’s Summer Camp has closed. Waiting list information below

Registration for our Summer Camps has closed as we have reached our maximum number of participants in each camp.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list for any of our camps, please contact Karen Wells in the church office.  Please give your name, best contact phone number and which camp(s) you are interested in.  If an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by the church office.  We ask that you continue to pray for our summer camps, our campers and our volunteers as we offer a wonderful summer program that is fun, educational and faith-based.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our church office.

Wide variety of online programs for children

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 

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.

Mission Possible

Third thru sixth graders are invited to take part in the next  Mission Possible for Kids (MPK) Friday, May 14th, 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 by noon on Friday, May 14th. To join the program please  click here (Meeting ID: 881 9948 6549).

More dates for the Mission Possible program events for the rest of of the  2020-2021 school year are   May 14 (All Second Fridays of the month)

A Recent Monday Morning Devotional from Pastor Jiyeon

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 here or on the newsletter image to download a PDF of  January 2021 edition of The Light!

Features include :

• A Photo of Review from December 

• A Teacher Feature

• A Calendar of upcoming events

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