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.
Fall in Children’s Ministry
Family Ministry Volunteer Commissioning and Leadership Launch Training
September 10 | 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
As we prepare to kick off fall in Family Ministry, we’re excited to have the opportunity to commission and bless the ministry of our volunteers. Time will be set aside during the 9:45 a.m. service for all family ministry leaders (small group, hospitality, worship) to be recognized, commissioned and prayed for as together we embark on ministry with God’s kids and their families. Immediately following the 9:45 service, Family Ministry staff and volunteers (small group leaders, hospitality, worship) will gather in Fellowship Hall for a time of inspiration and training to equip us for the year that lies ahead. If you have not yet registered to be a Family Ministry leader, please do so at www.popmn.org/family. We have opportunities for you to journey alongside families with kids in preschool through grade 12!
Keeping the Promise
Prince of Peace has dedicated one day each year in the life of your child to celebrate baptism. Keeping the Promise [KTP] family experiences are designed to equip families to live out the important promises made during baptism.
Bible Distribution and Family Blessing
Sunday, September 10 | 9:45 am worship
In response to the baptismal promise of placing in the hands of your child the Holy Scriptures, time during the 9:45 am worship service on Sunday, September 10 will be set aside for first year preschoolers, third and sixth graders to receive a Bible specifically chosen for their age group. You will be invited to come forward together as a family, place the Holy Scriptures into the hands of your child, and join together with the greater Prince of Peace community as we bless your family, your child, and the Bible they have received.
Third Grade Families | Holy Scriptures KTP
Sunday, September 24 | 9:45 am or Wednesday, September 27 | 6:00 pm
Parents of third graders are invited to attend Sunday morning children’s ministry worship/WOW worship on September 24/27 and then gather with other third grade families to crack the bindings and explore the Bible they have just received. If you child does not currently participate in a small group, you can choose to attend any one of the sessions above.
Parent’s Morning + Parent’s Night Out
Looking for some fun for your kiddo while you enjoy some adult time? Need a couple hours to run some errands? In need of a kid-free date night? Parent’s Morning Out and Parent’s Night Out offer opportunities for parents to connect with each other, hang out with friends, or relax on their own! Parent’s Morning Out is offered the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Parent’s Night Out is offered on the second Saturday of the month from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Cost is $15 per child or $25 family cap. RSVP to Jeanne Kalsow at 952-898-9378 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for fun theme mornings and nights for your kiddo!
September 6 | 9:00 am – Noon
Theme: Learning with Legos
September 9 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Theme: Free Play
October 4 | 9:00 am – Noon
Theme: Free Play
October 14 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Theme: Nocturnal Animals
MAKING SENSE OF YOUR STRENGTHS
September 25 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Want to make sense of your God-given qualities? Want to learn what they are? There are many implications to identifying your areas of giftedness that range from the home and how you raise your children, to the work place in understanding and motivating co-workers. Join Bethany VonSteinbergs, our speaker from family camp this past spring) and Joseph Dworak from Leadership Vision as they facilitate a “Making Sense of Strengths” workshop. This will be an informational session designed to provide an introductory experience to your personal StrengthsFinderTM themes. Bethany and Joseph will establish a Strengths-based foundation through the development of a common language, shared experience and collective conversations. Each participant will receive a personalized ThemePrintTM, a visual representation of their unique behaviors of Strengths. Registration Requirement: Must have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinderTM in order to submit top 5 Themes with registration. Cost $25 per person for customized materials. For more information/questions contact Swen.