Connect deeply

Seeking deep connection to Jesus and each other, we strive to be transformed through our questions and relationships with all ages. We challenge people to strengthen their discipleship and broaden their own spiritual journeys. Joy Reigns offers faith-based connections with learning and fellowship opportunities for all ages, including Youth Group, Bible Studies, and more.

Grace. Faith.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. For us as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), this faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. 

As members of the ELCA, we believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God’s work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus Christ’s name throughout the world.

We believe that we are saved by the grace of God and our salvation is through faith alone. We experience God’s grace in the waters of Baptism and at the table when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We need only to believe that on the cross Jesus died for our sins and for his sake, God forgives us all our sins and offers us the gift of eternal life. The joy-filled life comes when we live as his disciples in the world.

We recognize the wider fellowship of churches and are eager to work alongside them in ecumenical ministries and projects.  For more information about what we believe as Lutherans, please visit the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America or the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA.

Share. Laugh. Connect.

Contact us to learn more about these opportunties for learning and growing in faith.

Bible Studies and Small Groups

Nearly everyone has friends on Facebook, yet many people are stilll lonely. Small groups are a way to get to know the love of Jesus with a community of friends.  We invite you to join one of the small groups available at Joy Reigns. They are designed to ignite and spark faith in each of us and help us grow our Joy Reigns family.  These groups will help you and others become followers of Jesus. They will be a place of authentic community where you can share your joys and sorrows. They will strengthen your family and relationships. 

To register for a group, get directions to a location, or for more information, please email or call the church office at 410-266-5691.

Youth Group

We provide relevant, rewarding opportunities for youth to connect with each other and share joys, struggles, concerns and inspirations.  Contact us to learn more about a variety of experiences and adventures such as Donuts with Danielle, held every Sunday from 10:45 to 11:45 at Dunkin' Donuts for high school youth.

First Communion

People of ages are welcome to commune at the Lord's Table whenever there is interest.  Our official classes begin with third graders who have fun learning about the Sacrament of Holy Communion, including making the bread for their first communion service.

Confirmation and Catechism

This is a specific time for 5th-8th graders to explore the concept of faith and claim it for their own.  This experience of insight and reflection will help them answer the question: "Why am I a Christian?"

New Member Classes

Want to learn more about Joy Reigns and what we believe? Interested in becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus? Join our new member class where you can share questions, meet new friends and connect with our community.

Joy Kids Learning Center

The Joy Kids Learning Center (JKLC) offers an educational program for 2-5 year olds that utilizes developmentally appropriate practices that enhance the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child. Set in a respectful Christian environment, the Joy Kids Learning Center utilizes the High Reach Learning curriculum, which incorporates the philosophy of teaching and interacting with purpose, using Learning Zones. Overall, our mission is to ensure that children and parents who participate in our programs find an experience that encourages physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development in a fun, safe environment.