Prince of Peace will be known as the connecting church, working collaboratively with schools, churches, local government, campus partners, other organizations and the business community, and providing hope and wholeness to all people, with specific focus on children, seniors and people in poverty in the south metro area.
Our Vision | Where We’re Going
- Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be known as the CONNECTING CHURCH
- Called to connect with God in a vibrant relationship that brings us to greater aliveness
- Called to connect with one another in relationships with other disciples who nurture, support and challenge us
- Called to connect with the South Metro area to bring hope and wholeness to others, with specific focus on children, seniors and people in poverty
- Called to connect with partners collaborating with schools, churches, the “spiritual but not religious,” local government, campus partners, other organizations and the business community to be the heart, hands and feet of Christ in the world.
- A HUB OF HOPE AND WHOLENESS IN THE SOUTH METRO AREA
Land & Building
Read up on the history of the land and building process and stay informed with regular updates on the Land & Building Blog.
Love Your Neighbor: Senior Companions
We are called to connect with seniors. In partnership with Lutheran Social Service, we are working on a pilot project called Love Your Neighbor. This senior companion ministry will help our aging population to be as independent as possible given the circumstances in their life. Seniors will be paired with an individual or family who will provide practical and compassionate personal support to their life journey. Volunteers will be trained to provide companionship and support to seniors.
On January 22‐23, 2016 Prince of Peace staff, board members and lay members of the Vision Implementation Subcommittees gathered to discuss the Prince of Peace Vision and the steps the church needs to take in the next 18 months to move into that Vision.
The Vision Implementation Subcommittees – Children & Teens, Culture, Encore (Senior Adults), Land & Building, and Out of Poverty – submitted final reports on their year‐long research and collaboration for implementing God’s Vision for Prince of Peace. The Prince of Peace Board of Directors accepted these reports at the December 2015 Board Meeting.
Children and Teens Subcommittee Report (.pdf)
Culture Subcommittee Report (.pdf)
Encore (Senior Adults) Subcommittee Report (.pdf)
Land and Building Subcommittee Report (.pdf)
Out of Poverty Subcommittee Report (.pdf)
In September 2013, Susan Allen, Rob DeMars, Matt Johnson, Pat Kasell and Katie Smith, Tim Horton, along with Jeff Marian, Jane Victorey and Susan Jambor started where the Renewal Task Force left off and began their journey to help the leadership at Prince of Peace achieve the following outcomes:
- Broadened involvement and formation of the congregation
- Clarity about the congregation’s mission and values
- Discernment and adoption of a vision
- Commitment on the part of the congregation’s leaders to achieve this vision
In July 2014 the Prince of Peace Board of Directors accepted the Vision Team’s presentation. The Board affirmed an Implementation Team to begin earnest work on this vision. Over fifty years ago, God set us on a trajectory that now leads us to the opportunity to make a bigger impact in our community than ever before through collaboration with others.
In December 2012, a Renewal Task Force was gathered to study and reflect on demographics and trends at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, as well as the Burnsville area and the surrounding community. After 6 months of meetings, they have compiled a 15 page report on their findings and their recommendation to form a team that will explore and envision a new future for Prince of Peace.