VBSBirth – Grade 5

Families, volunteers and staff partner together to help raise faith‐filled children by bringing Bible stories to life through music, hands on activities, and time in small groups.


Trust | Courage | Honor | Joy | Knowledge | Love | Forgiveness | Humility
What an amazing season of ministry it has been! For 28 weeks we’ve gathered together, worshipped and explored some pretty amazing themes. And God has spoken volumes into our lives! As we move into the summer months, the time has come for us to bring what we’ve learned, experienced and discovered about ourselves and our call into God’s world…to shine God’s love and God’s light…to spread the practice of trust, courage, honor, joy, knowledge, love, forgiveness and humility into our relationships and communities and beyond. Join us this week as we celebrate the gift of this amazing community as well as launch into the next chapter of our ministry together.
+ Sunday Families
Our last Sunday of this season! Looking forward to worshipping together and celebrating in small groups!

+ Wednesday Families
Our last Wednesday of this season! Looking forward to worshipping together and celebrating in small groups!



+ Children’s Choirs Spring Musical | Sermon on the Mound | Saturday, April 29 | 3:30 + 5:30 pm | Prince of Peace Sanctuary

Join the POP Kids and POP Praise choirs as they present their spring musical, “Sermon on the Mound,” on Saturday, April 29th. The choirs will share the message of suiting up in the “Armor of God” and to use God’s word when the heat is on. They also have learned that every person on the team is important and that “It Takes a Team!” All of this combined with a beautiful vocal edition of “The Lord’s Prayer” this musical is sure to be a “Home Run!”


+ Vacation Bible School | June 12-15 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Registration Open + Volunteers Needed! | Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose!
Kids age 2 to grade 5 are invited to become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. We’ll start with worship together at Sound Wave Sing & Play and then travel through God’s word at Bible Discovery, have crazy fun at Game Makers, enjoy delicious snacks at the Snack Factory, get creative with crafts and experiments at the Imagination Station, meet real-life kids who have experienced Jesus’ light in their lives at the KidVid Cinema and close each day together at our Funshop Finale. Hundreds of volunteers grade 6 through adult are needed to make it all happen! It’s going to be an amazing week full of God’s love! Register at www.popmn.org/vbs today!


+ Worship Arts Camp | June 26-29 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Registration Open + Volunteers Needed! | Go Be Disciples!
Kids who have completed Kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to discover how we worship and praise Jesus through music, dance and visual arts.  Everyone will participate in singing, visual arts/crafts and dance and kids in grades 3 – 5 include an emphasis on one of the following: Dance, Ukulele, Musical Theatre, Orff (rhythm instruments) and Video/Media. Register at www.popmn.org/register today!


+ Upcoming Children’s Ministry and Family Worship Schedule
Apr 29 | Children’s Choirs Spring Musical; 3:30 and 5:30 pm
Apr 30 | Children’s Ministry Last Week! Large Group Worship + Small Group Parties; 9:45 am
May 03 | Children’s Ministry Last Week! WOW + Small Group Parties; 5:00 and 6:00 pm
May 19-21 | Family Recharge Weekend; Camp Okoboji SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!
June 12-15 | Vacation Bible School | Age 2-Grade 5
June 26-29 | Worship Arts Camp | Grades K-5
July 14-16 | Wapo Seeds Weekend | Grades 2-3
July 16-21 | Wapo Youth Week | Grades 4-5

Family Ministry 2017-18

Children’s Ministry Special Events

Sat 29

Children’s Spring Musical

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
May 06
Jun 12

Vacation Bible School 2017

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun 12

VBS After Party

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jun 13

Vacation Bible School 2017

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Additional Information

Children’s Ministry Schedule (age 2 to grade 5)
Sundays (September – April)

Children (age 2 to grade 5) gather in age appropriate groups to learn about God through music, stories, and fun activities. We meet in the Christian Life Center Family Room for Large Group Worship and then children move to small group spaces.

  • Option 1: Sunday 9:45 am Large Group Worship and Small Groups
  • Children’s Choir: Schedules listed below
Wednesdays (September – April)

Children (preschool to grade 5) gather at 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm in age-appropriate groups to learn about God through music, stories, and fun activities. We meet in the Christian Life Center Family Room for WOW Worship and then children move to small group spaces in the Christian Life Center while parents remain in the Family Room for Parenting Tools.

  • Option 2: Wednesday 5:00 pm WOW Worship #1, 5:20 pm Small Groups & Parenting Tools
  • Option 3: Wednesday 6:00 pm WOW Worship #2, 6:20 pm Small Groups & Parenting Tools
  • Children’s Choir: Schedules listed below
Children’s Choirs (age 3 to grade 5)

Discover, develop and nurture the artistic gifts of God’s children through singing and participating in worship. POP Joy Choir meets on Sundays in Worship Center Room 130 and Mondays and Tuesdays in the Worship Center Community Room. POP Kids and POP Praise choirs meet in the Christian Life Center Chapel.

  • POP Joy Choir [Age 3-5] (Register) Sunday 9:00 – 9:30 am; Monday or Tuesday, 11:35 am – 12:15 pm
  • POP Kids Choir [Grade K-2] (Register) Wednesday, 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • POP Praise Choir [Grade 3-5] (Register) Wednesday, 6:00 – 6:50 pm

Kari Anderson
Children’s Worship Arts

Parenting Tools (parents of age 3 to grade 5)
Wednesday 5:20 & 6:20 pm (September – April)

Immediately following WOW (Worship on Wednesdays), parents are invited to gather in the Christian Life Center Family Room for Parenting Tools led by Pastor Paul Gauche. Parents will gather around the valued life virtue introduced at WOW while their child attends their Children’s Ministry small group. Parents will grow as the primary source of their child’s faith development while addressing common parenting challenges and learning from other parents.

Family & Parenting Resources

Downloads: Family Connect handout & Faith Five Family Tools handout
POP Podcast: Subscribe to listen to the Sermon, Engage Bible Study, and Paul Gauche’s podcast.

Paul Gauche
Pastor of Life Transitions

Children's Leadership Team (grades 4-5)

Do you want to be part of the Student Leadership team? To help kids use their gifts and grow in ownership of the ministry, the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team offers the opportunity for kids in grade 4-5 to lead worship by using their gifts in technology, drama, music and hospitality. Training is provided and all are welcome!

Swen Swenson
Cross+Generational Director

Opportunities for Young Families

Child Care (newborn to preschool)

Our experienced child care staff is here to support parents during worship services and many Prince of Peace events. All staff are certified in CPR/First Aid. Child care staff and volunteers undergo a background check. There is no fee. Drop ins are always welcome.

All Children’s Ministry on Wednesday nights will all take place in the Christian Life Center, including child care, located in the Mission Outpost intake area on the first level of the Christian Life Center. All other child care hours are located in the Worship Center.

Weekend Worship Child Care Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday 5:15 – 6:45 pm

Other Child Care Hours (September-May):
Monday 9:00 – 11:30 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:30 – 8:30 pm
1st & 3rd Thursday 9:00 – 11:30 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Parent’s Morning/Night Out (September-May):
Parent’s Morning Out: 1st Wednesday 9:00 am – noon, $10 per child, $20 family cap (Contact Jeanne to RSVP)
Parent’s Night Out: 2nd Saturday 5:00 – 8:00 pm, $10 per child, $20 family cap (Contact Jeanne to RSVP)

Child care is also open for special events like Marriage Course, Family Ministry KTP’s, Baptism Class, CDLC parent teacher conferences, and Mega Sale donation time.

Jeanne Kalsow
Child Care Director


In Baptism God grabs hold of us and promises to never let go. Baptism is also a time for friends, family and the Prince of Peace community to promise to help those who are getting baptized to grow in their love for God, each other and the world.

Julie Klein
Executive Assistant

Keeping The Promise Family Experiences

Prince of Peace has dedicated one day each year in the life of your child to celebrate baptism. Keeping the Promise Family Experiences (KTP) are designed to remind us of the important promises you made during your child’s baptism.

Dawn Ridgway
Family Ministry Project Manager

CDLC Preschool (age 3 to 5)

The Child Development and Learning Center (CDLC) offers a safe, loving Christian environment with respect and support for all children and families. We provide opportunities for each child to define self, understand who they are and discover their role within the community.

CDLC of Prince of Peace, founded in 1971, is a Christian preschool for children ages 3 to 5. It began with 30 students and currently serves over 150 children each week. We welcome children of any cultural background or religious affiliation.

At CDLC we strive to provide and develop strong self-esteem in our children allowing them to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. The curriculum is carefully designed to provide hands-on activities for children in the areas of large motor, cooking, music, creative arts, science, story and Spanish.

Visit the CDLC website

Marie Strain
CDLC Director

MOPS & Moms Next (moms of newborn - kindergarten+)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites moms to come just as they are to build friendships, be encouraged by one another, and gain practical parenting strategies. You can expect food, inspiring speakers, crafts, service projects, and social outings. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom.

Moms Next helps encourage, equip and develop moms with school-aged children in this next phase of mothering. Moms Next is part of our Thursday evening group.

Three groups meet September – May:
2nd & 4th Wednesday AM, 9:30 – 11:30 am
1st & 3rd Thursday AM, 9:30 – 11:30 am
1st & 3rd Thursday PM, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Moms@Peace (moms of grades K-12)

Moms@Peace is a service-oriented small group for women with children of all ages who want to enrich the lives of others while enjoying fellowship, relationships, and a support group of women who share common beliefs and values. Moms@Peace volunteers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and beyond. In addition to serving the community, we enjoy fellowship with each other through social events.

We meet twice monthly, typically on Wednesday mornings. There are no fees to join and you can attend as your schedule allows. For more information and our schedule please visit https://momspeace.shutterfly.com or contact Ann Zenner at jzenner@yahoo.com.

Jessica Olson
Children’s Ministry Director