Birth – 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.


Fall is coming! Check out all the amazing ways to plug in below…


  • 09/09 | Bible Distribution: Preschool + Third Grade (9:45 am Worship)
  • 09/09 | Leader Commissioning (9:45 am Worship)
  • 09/09 | Leadership Launch (11:00-12:30 pm)
  • 09/12 | Children’s Ministry Week 1
  • 09/16 + 09/19 | CM Week 2
  • 09/23 + 0926 | CM Week 3
  • 09/30 + 10/03 | CM Week 4; KTP Grade 3

Planning for Fall!

We thinking about fall and all of the amazing things we might do with families on Sunday  mornings and Wednesday nights! If you are interested in joining in on the planning, please contact Jessica Olson and she will be in touch!

The time is now to let us know when your family will be participating in Children’s Ministry!

If you have questions about registration or your small group details, check with Dawn Ridgway at


Small Group Leader | Adults and high schoolers are invited to meet with a small group once a week (either 9:45 Sunday mornings or 6:00 Wednesday nights) from September-May. You’ll have the opportunity to worship together, explore faith through hands on curriculum prepared and supplied for you each week, and discover how our faith impacts our every day lives. Contact Jess Olson for more info!


Children’s Ministry Leadership Team | Adults and high schoolers who have a passion for working with kids and would like to be part of the planning and implementing of weekly ministry and special events throughout the year. Contact Jess Olson for more info!


Children’s Ministry Worship Team | Kids in grades 4 + 5, high schoolers or adults who are interested in being part of the worship team, sound and tech crew, hospitality team, drama team should contact either Swen or Jess for more info!


Youth Week at Wapo!

Click here to check out the amazing pictures taken by Wapo staff while we were there! What an amazing week it was!

Children’s Ministry Special Events

Sep 12

Children’s Ministry

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 16

Children’s Ministry

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sep 19

Children’s Ministry

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 23

Children’s Ministry

September 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sep 26

Children’s Ministry

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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)

Families begin in the Christian Life Center Family Room for WOW Worship at 6:00 pm. From 6:45-7:15 pm, children (preschool to grade 5) gather in age-appropriate small groups to learn about God through stories, and fun activities while parents remain in the Family Room for Parenting Tools.

  • Option 2: Wednesday 6:00 pm WOW Worship, 6:45 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 the Christian Life Center Chapel and Mondays and Tuesdays in the Worship Center Community Room. POP Praise choirs meet in the Christian Life Center Chapel.

  • POP Joy Choir [Age 3-5] (Register) Sunday 9:00 – 9:40 am; Monday or Tuesday, 11:35 am – 12:15 pm
  • POP Praise Choir [Grade K-5] (Register) Wednesdays at 5:15 – 5:55 pm and Sundays at 10:50 – 11:30 am

Kari Anderson
Children’s Worship Arts

Parenting Tools (parents of age 3 to grade 12)
Wednesday 6:45 pm (Preschool – Grade 5) | Christian Life Center Family Room
Wednesday 7:15 pm (Grade 6-12) | Christian Life Center Chapel
Sunday 10:50 pm (Preschool – Grade 5) | Christian Life Center Room 200

Parents are invited to gather for Parenting Tools (September – April) to hear two of the best phrases parents can hear: “me too” and “how to.” Connect with other parents and grow as the primary source of your child’s faith development while we address common parenting challenges and learn from one another.

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 or contact Ann Zenner at

Jessica Olson
Children’s Ministry Director