Faith is a journey, not a destination.
This twist on a popular adage underlies the Educational Ministry program at St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church. We recognize that faith itself is a gift from God, but it is a gift that God intends for us to deepen and put into practice in our daily lives in his world. As such, the gift of faith never stops growing; it needs nurturing and encouragement throughout life. It is at this point that the various Christian educational offerings at St. Stephen can help.
Sunday Church School, Bible study, Confirmation class, Vacation Bible School, First Communion, church camping, special programs--all these activities help members of the faith come to a fuller understanding of all that God has done and continues to do for us, essential beings in God's world. All these programs add depth to our personal levels of faith; at the same time they prepare each of us--from the youngest child to the most mature adult--to spread the Word of God's saving grace through his Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ to all we encounter in our daily lives.
Sunday Church School Classes are offered for all ages at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday morning, year round.
Serving St. Stephen Christian Education for the 2019-2020 school year are:
Age 3 - Grade 2, Room 203: Matt Schroeder and ILona Burd
Grades 3-5, Room 201: Jennifer Batcheler
Grades 6-8, Room 204: Ja'net Gochenauer and Mike Kulikauskas
Grades 9-12, Room 200: Cheryl Neidig
3 Adult Classes: Tom Burson (Parlor), Greg John (Resource Room off Fellowship Hall) and Lloyd Sheaffer (across from the Pastor's Office)