Grade 6-12

Student Ministry is where youth in grades 6-12 worship God, form lasting relationships, and serve in the world. There is a lot to Student Ministry at Prince of Peace!

Family Ministry 2017-18

This Week at a Glance

Bottom Line: God Uses Us To Do Great Things

In week two of our series Another Christmas Story, we meet Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth. This couple, similar to Abraham and his wife Sarah, are parents to a son who would announce a brand new work of God in the world. In this case, their son, John the Baptist, would announce that Jesus was coming into the world. We are not too dissimilar from Zechariah and Elizabeth in that we are people who are waiting for God to do a new thing in our midst. This week we’ll discover what we can learn for our time as they wrestle with the news that God is going to use them in a special way.


Things to Know This Week:

  • Wear your PJ’s!

We’re going to get comfortable for StuMin this month. So, wear your PJ’s and bring a pillow each week as we take time to dig into the Christmas story together.

  • Text To Give

We have created a new way to give! We feel this may be an easier way for your students to give offering each week. Use the details on the graphic to get started!

  • You Version Bible App

We encourage your student to download this Bible app! We use it for sermon notes during StuMin Worship each week.

  • High School Mission Trip Registration 

Join other high school students on our mission trip to the Dominican Republic on July 14-21. Registration is open until December 14.

  • Affirmation of Baptism Make-Up 

If you were not able to make our session on Sunday, December 10, we will make-up the content on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30am in the Media Center.

  • Sunday StuMin

Session 3 Sunday, December 10 at 11:00 am |Does your middle school student have a hard time attending on Wednesday nights? Do they want a community to connect to on Sundays? Join us for games, music, and a devo in Room 200 for Sunday StuMin. Students do not have to attend regular program to participate in Sunday StuMin.

  • Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) 

The South Metro Mobile Pack will be hosted at Prince of Peace the week of January 28. There will be a SIGNIFICANT need for volunteers. Begin having a conversation you’re your students about volunteering. Look for volunteer registration materials this in the next couple of weeks at StuMin and on the website.

If you have questions about Student Ministry at Prince of Peace, contact Jason Kramme.

Jr./Sr. Retreat

Who: Students in grade 11-12

What: Hotel party, swimming, food, games, music

When: Saturday, December 2 at 1:00 pm to Sunday, December 3 at 10:00 am

Where: Holiday Inn Bloomington Airport South

Cost: $50 for room, activities, food

Register here.

Text Giving Is Here! 

You can now make a contribution to Prince of Peace with a quick text message!

Text giving is a quick and easy way to give an offering for those of us who don’t carry cash or checkbooks – and you can include the kiddos, too! It’s also a great way for students to begin practicing personal stewardship.

You can find more information including step-by-step directions here.

If you have questions about your registration, contact Dawn Ridgway.

Student Ministry 2017-18 At A Glance

Wednesdays (September – April)
  • POP Rocks Choir | 5:30 – 6:15 pm  Our students in grade 6-9 are invited to join this vocal ensemble in room 130 in the Worship Center.
  • StuMin Praise Band | 5:30 to 6:15 pm  Our students in grades 6-12 are welcome to find a place in our StuMin band. Rehearsal will take place in the sanctuary in the Worship Center. Due to a high number of students, we use a rotation system to ensure that all students can contribute.
  • Small Groups |  6:15 -7:00 pm (early) OR 8:00 – 8:45 pm (late)  All of our students are encouraged to participate in age-level small groups. We have two sessions, “early” and “late” meeting in various spaces in the Christian Life Center. Small group content is written differently for high school and middle school groups.
  • Freestyle | 6:15 – 7:00 pm– Freestyle is available for all of our students and meets in the Community Room of the Worship Center. There are snacks, games, and spaces for students to connect. This is also a great volunteer opportunity for parents.
  • StuMin Worship | 7:00 to 8:00 pm  All of our students are invited to join us for amazing music, large group games, sacraments, and a relevant message in the sanctuary of the Worship Center. This is not a passive experience! There are many ways to be involved as ushers, greeters, communion servers, game and announcement hosts, guest speakers, singers, dancers, and much more. Each week is different!
  • StuMin Parenting Tools | 7:15 – 8:00 pm  Parents can connect with other parents in shared “Me, too!” moments, shared lessons learned the hard way and get wise counsel when answers to common problems seem out of reach. Parents gather in the Chapel. Freestyle is offered for younger children in the Media Center.
Sunday Mornings (September – April)
  • StuMin Sundays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  This group is open to students in grades 6-12. It is run by students for students. It is a place where families that are busy on Wednesday night can still stay connected. It meets in the Christian Life Center Welcome Area.
  • Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) | 11:00am to 12:00pm– At Prince of Peace we host two ten week sessions (Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring) of Affirmation of Baptism that media in the Media Center of the Christian Life Center. Spots are still available for both sessions. Find more information and register.
POP Rocks! Middle School Choir (grade 6 to 8)
Wednesdays (September – April)

The middle school choir provides ongoing support for our student ministry as we seek to engage students in opportunities to be involved in music and in missional experiences. While POP ROCKS! will sing for worship services, the primary goal is to send them out to sing and serve all over the Twin Cities and beyond.

POP ROCKS! is an awesome, positive and inspiring ministry where we celebrate what students can accomplish with dedication and effective leadership. Please join us on Wednesday evenings in the Worship Center Room 130 (lower level under the Sanctuary) from 5:30 ‐ 6:15 pm.


Christine Walth

StuMin Praise Band (grade 6 to 12)

Our students in grades 6-12 are welcome to find a place in our StuMin band. Rehearsal runs from 5:30pm to 6:15pm every Wednesday in the sanctuary in the Worship Center. Due to a high number of students, we use a rotation system to ensure that all students can contribute.

Russ Parrish

Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation)

In Affirmation of Baptism (offered in the fall and spring), students commit to taking the lead in their own life of discipleship. We approach each of the participants as if they are characters in a subplot of God’s great story.

Then, applying the principles of what makes a truly great story, help them clarify and bring meaning to the life they commit to during Affirmation of Baptism. Along the way we’ll learn about who God is, who we are, the story we’re a part of, and the life we’ve been called to.

Two sessions are offered, one in the spring and one in the fall. Each session consists of 10 classes on Sunday mornings. Each session culminates in a celebration with the entire Prince of Peace community during weekend worship.

Trips, Camps, and Events

Throughout the year we host opportunities for students in every grade. Below you will find an activity calendar with our upcoming events where you can find more information and register to participate.

Upcoming Student Ministry Events

Sun 17

Affirmation of Baptism

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 06

Called to Connect Weekend

January 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jan 07

Affirmation of Baptism

January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 14

Affirmation of Baptism

January 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 21

Affirmation of Baptism

January 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jason Kramme
Family Ministry Director