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 Multiplies Our Giving
It doesn’t matter what we have to give, it just matters that we give. God will do the rest. This week we’ll take a look at the Feeding of the 5,000 to learn about the way that God can multiply the impact of our giving.

Things to Know This Week:

  • You Version Bible App

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

  • Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation)

Fall Session 10/29-1/28 |Registration is now open for students in grades nine through twelve. Our first session, which includes parents and students, is Sunday, October 29 at 11:00a.m. in the Media Center in the Christian Life Center. Students do not have to attend regular program to do Affirmation of Baptism at Prince of Peace.

  • Sunday StuMin 

Session 1 Sunday, October 29 at 11:00a.m. |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.

  • StuMin Serve Night 

Wednesday, November 29 |We have created a list of service opportunities that has gone to the leader of your student’s small group. Expect communication about logistics to come from your student’s leader.

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.

REGISTER

CONTACT
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.

CONTACT
Russ Parrish
952-898-9342

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 29

Affirmation of Baptism

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 04

Called to Connect Weekend

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nov 05

Affirmation of Baptism

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 12

Affirmation of Baptism

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 19

Affirmation of Baptism

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

CONTACT
Jason Kramme
Family Ministry Director
jkramme@popmn.org
952‐898‐9387

This Week at a Glance

Bottom Line: What Happens in Church was Never Meant to Stay at Church

The love, joy, and compassion that we experience at church is a gift that we get to bring to everyone we know. When we do that, we create places where heaven and earth meet; places where people encounter Jesus!

Things to Know This Week:

  • Register your students. If your students are going to have a hard time attending often, let us know. We will work with you so that your busy student can still be involved with StuMin no matter their availability.
  • Review the Wednesday night schedule and locations below. One point to remember is that if your student is meeting their small group leader for the first time, they will connect with them in the back of the sanctuary just before worship. The leader will be holding their name on a sign. We will also have rosters posted around the Worship Center and Christian Life Center just in case you don’t know who your leader is.
  • Reach out to your Small Group Leader – If you do not have their contact information, contact Dawn Ridgway at
  • Volunteer! Half an hour? Half a year? The whole meal deal? We’ve got something for everyone and projects for groups. Check out the opportunities and sign up here.
  • Learn More about this ministry by taking just a couple of minutes to scroll down this page.

If you have questions about registration or your small group details, check with Dawn Ridgway at dridgway@popmn.org.