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 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. There are three tracks for adult Sunday school classes: a theological class, biblical class, and a practical class.
Our Sunday School Electives
With the ever-increasing speed of modern technology, medical advancements have continued to propel society into quandaries pertaining to the application of life-support systems and the attending procedures that drive them. As Christians, not only does the bible teach us how to live a life that honors God; but, it teaches us how to bring Him glory even in the midst of our suffering and pain. This course is designed for everyone who believes that unless the Lord comes first eventually we all must die. The previous course provided a framework for some of the issues that we all face as we age. This course will review previous information for those who were not able to attend the class and provide new, up-to-date knowledge on such things as end-of-life decision making processes, advance directives (living wills), finances, and treatment options that are biblically driven. So, that in all things Christ might be glorified. Outlines and resources will be available for all lessons. And, of course, there will be snacks!!! This will be located in Upper Zwingli Hall.
We will study the Law (as represented in Deuteronomy) and discover the wonder of God’s grace, the great foundation for saving faith. We will also examine portions of the OT prophetic discourse as it calls us, especially through Isaiah, to trust in Christ who fulfills the Law and the Prophets. This will be located in Lower Bachman Hall.
During the Sunday School hour, youth between grades 6-12 are invited to join us for biblical, and relevant, lessons. Currently, we are using the Life in Christ curriculum entitled, “God’s Unfolding Promise; From Shadows to SONlight,” which traces out for us how Christ is seen in all of Scripture. We are in Lower Bachman Hall, in the Youth Room.
Our Children’s Ministry offers Sunday School Classes specificially designated by age. Our Infant Sunday School class is intentional about speaking God’s truth to our youngest members. Our Toddler Sunday School class is geared to keep little minds engaged, through music, coloring, stories, and interactive playtime. Our lower Elementary Class (Pre-K through 2nd Grade) is full of crafts, music, learning the children’s catechsim 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 well prepare the children for their adolecent years. All of our Sunday School classrooms use 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.