St. Stephen Reformed Church Children's Ministry exists to draw children closer to the Living God. We strive through persistent prayer and reliance on His power, to help children establish a firm knowledge of the entire Word of God. We make every effort to communicate the Gospel in word and deed to children in our church and in our community. Our hope is to enable kids to embrace Christ through consistent corporate and personal worship and service to God. And finally, we desire to assist parents in the Christian nurture of their children. Our role is never to take the place of the parent, only to aid in the spiritual growth of their children.
All of our volunteers are screened for child protection and have completed background checks, as well as yearly training. We are blessed to have many volunteers who are gifted and passionate about serving the children of our church.
We offer Kingdom Kids, and nursery care for ages 0-8 years old during our 10:30 service. Sunday School is offered for ages 0-5th grade. The nursery is open during our 8:15 AM service if parents would prefer to attend the earlier service and need to step out for a bit. We provide a live audio feed from the Sanctuary so you won’t miss a thing while you take a moment to soothe, feed, or change your child.
That said, children are always welcome in all of our services. We understand that occasional noises are all part of them learning and growing as a covenant member of the body of Christ.
Kingdom Kids is offered during our 10:30 service. Open to ages 4-8 years, we study and engage in all aspects of Biblical worship, from singing songs, to offering, to confessions of faith, and prayer. Our hope is that children would walk away from their time at Kingdom Kids feeling confident in their ability to be active participants in both corporate and private worship. We want them not only to understand why we do the things we do during a corporate worship service, but our prayer is that their hearts are impacted and a hunger for worship of the Living God would express itself in all aspects of their lives.
Sunday school is offered for infants through 5th grade during the 9:30-10:30 hour. We offer age appropriate lessons, that cover everything from the Gospels, to what worship looked like under the Old Covenant, to God’s grace in the law, to studying God’s Word and sharing it with our friends. Each age group has their own specific focus that specifically targets spiritual needs that are pertinent to them. Our desire is that children would be able to establish a firm knowledge of the entire Word of God, and understand how to put that knowledge into practice in their everyday lives. We offer classes for 0-18 months, 19 months-3 yrs, 4 yrs-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. Our teachers are passionate and committed to teaching truth and grace to our covenant children.
Summer Kids Camp
This summer we are thrilled to prepare for our Kids Camp, July 17th-21st. Offered for ages 4-5 years old (Limited Spaces) and 6 -11 years old, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM each day. Children from church and the community are encouraged to attend. There will be games, crafts, snack provided each day, and lessons that teach truth and hope found only in Christ our Lord.
This year we will be discovering the Mystery of the Lighthouse. Do you know why it won’t work? Did you even realize it was broken? Come along with Roy and his friends as they explore and uncover the mystery that has surrounded the lighthouse in East Haven for untold years. You won’t want to miss this adventure.
To Register please download the form and send it to the church office St. Stephen Reformed Church PCA, 249 E. Main Street, New Holland, PA 17557 - 71h 717.354.7871
The registration for 4-5 year olds is closed.