St. Stephen’s Sunday School is a ministry we offer to all ages.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 AM and ends shortly before the 10:30 AM Worship Service. It’s important for all believers to know the Bible and how to respond to specific challenges we face as Christians. Therefore, our teaching series consists of topical series and books of the Bible. Therefore, we provide three tracks for Sunday school classes: a theological class, biblical class, and a practical class.
We at St. Stephen Reformed Church believe our Sunday school ministry should provide biblical teaching, gospel proclamation, and classes for all ages.
Clear, Biblical Teaching
We are committed to the Bible, the inerrant and inspired Word of God. We are also committed to the doctrine contained within the Westminster Standards as a faithful expression of the teaching of Scripture. Therefore, we seek to connect the Bible to the world in which we currently live, examining the intersection of faith and life.
Sunday school ultimately points us to our faith in the Triune God, who by the plan of the Father, accomplishes redemption by the Son and applies this redemption through the Holy Spirit. By this redemption, we are reconciled to God. He transforms our lives and we live in obedience to him. We read the Bible through the lens of the gospel.
Sunday School For All Ages
The church is given the task to make disciples. Christian discipleship involves training believers from belief to maturity. We seek to learn about God’s character, his redemptive acts throughout history, and his commands for his people from his Word. Each class is designed to the needs of each generation.
Our Spring Sunday School Electives
We offer both an Infant Nursery and a Toddler Nursery during our Sunday School hour. Our Infant Nursery is intentional about speaking God’s truth to our youngest members. Our Toddler Nursery is geared to keep little minds engaged, through music, coloring, stories, and interactive playtime.
Our Children’s Ministry offers Sunday School Classes specially designated by age. Our lower Elementary Class (Pre-K through 2nd Grade) is full of crafts, music, learning the children’s catechism and solid Biblical teaching. Finally, our Upper Elementary class (3rd-5th grade) is purposeful in Scripture memory, going even deeper into biblical and theological concepts to thoroughly prepare the children for their adolescent years. All of our Sunday School classrooms use the Great Commission Publications Curriculum produced by the PCA. We are intentional about providing a safe, fun, biblical environment where children’s faith can be nurtured and developed.
Sanctification: Becoming Who We Were Made to Be
From “reformed youth ministries“in this study, our goal is to walk through many different themes of our sanctification. Each week will aim to get students into the scriptures to better understand what life in Christ is all about. This study can be used in your large group, small groups, or for individual study.
Each theme begins with a brief introduction section with quotes from various writers, pastors, and great thinkers of the Christian faith, where students will be asked to rephrase what was said in their own words. This is purposefully done to get the students to start connecting what other godly people have said about sanctification and how it connects to the biblical truths that we will study together. Each lesson also includes application questions, a brief summary, other helpful passages, and a weekly challenge to give students something to do during the week to apply the lessons. Adapt any part of this study as you see fit within the context of your churches. I would encourage you to give illustrations and examples to help communicate the various themes.
Whether you are a student, parent, volunteer, staff member, or pastor, my hopes and prayers are that this study will be a benefit to you. If you are doing this for individual study, I pray for your growth in the grace and knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18). If you are using this in a small group setting, I pray that your groups would be encouraged to stir one another up to good works (Hebrews 10:24). If you are adapting this for a large group setting, I pray that your declaration of the Word to your students would become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:16).
And to all, I pray Paul’s appeal to the church in Romans 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” May the Lord bless you, and keep you in your study of sanctification.
Taught by Nathan Titus, Pastoral Intern
A Clash of Kingdoms
Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord
By Dr. Ray Vander Laan
Led by Gary Snyder
Like the Roman Empire, today’s governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the “good news.” As Christians, we’re called to proclaim God’s name in all the earth (1 Chronicles 16:8), but how do we to do that in the midst of false gospels?
In this fifteenth volume of That The World May Know®, discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Can you live the message as Paul did while he encouraged the church in Philippi to consider itself a colony of heaven, not Rome? Consider your citizenship— and the message you convey to the world—as Ray Vander Laan takes you deeper into the culture of ancient Philippi.
Experience the Bible in historical context as you walk in the footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece — in locations like Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Delphi.
This class will is offered live at 9:30 AM Sundays at St. Stephen Reformed Church.
We also offer this class online through Zoom meetings.