Children’s Ministry journeys with families with kids birth through grade 5 as they seek to grow together in faith. Through weekly WOW @home family worship, small group and parent equipping opportunities, annual Keeping the Promise family experiences and ongoing opportunities to serve together, families have the opportunity to build community with others while deepening their relationships with God and with one another.

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SEPTEMBER THEME

OVERVIEW | Jesus showed us the greatest example of love when he laid down his life for his friends. With his words and actions, he showed friendship to everyone he met. We can reflect Jesus’ love best when we treat one another with friendship.

FRIENDSHIP | Using your words and actions to show others you care

MEMORY VERSE | A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes. — Proverbs 17:17 NIrV

This month, we will discover what it means to be a true friend: to use your words and actions to show others you care.

9/09 | Leadership Launch
9/16 | Friends love on another
9/23 | Friends encourage one another
9/30 | Friends forgive one another

Friendship is something to celebrate. After all, it’s a gift from God! Our friends are there to help us and walk alongside us, through all the ups and downs of life. That’s why this is the perfect time to throw a block party. It’s time to celebrate— and everyone’s invited!

Children’s Ministry Curriculum

You can download this week’s curriculum on our downloads page.

Curriculum & Resources

Registration

While we are beginning the 2020-2021 year off campus, we have big plans for an amazing year of ministry. We will use your registration information to build small groups (family-based for Children’s Ministry and age-based for students), and to share with you ministry-specific updates, resource links and special events. Register using the buttons below.

Once registered, you can expect a weekly email with important schedule information as well as details for the week’s theme and links for downloadable resources. Please contact Dawn Ridgway with questions.

COST
$70/child; $175 Family Cap

Family Ministry 2020-2021 Registration

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events

WOW @home Family Worship

Wednesdays | 6:00 pm
WOW @home is a family-friendly worship experience for families with preschool and elementary-aged kids or those who are just young at heart. WOW @home premiers at 6:00 pm on the Children’s Ministry Facebook page as well as the Prince of Peace YouTube channel and our worship webpage. Additionally, the service can be watched on Facebook and YouTube at any time afterwards. Check out the Children’s Ministry playlist on our YouTube channel to watch archived WOW family worship and other Children’s Ministry videos. A Family Guide, ParentCue, GodTime and FAITH5 family devotional tools based on the week’s text and theme are available for download each week.

Children’s Choir

Praise Choir (grades K-5) will combine a short musical rehearsal for Advent special music with supervised socializing/game time for friendship building. Families can select a meeting time based on grade level, but can also feel free to choose a time based on family schedules, joining the same group as an existing choir friend, or having rehearsal during the day/time they will attend once we return to face-to-face meeting. Zoom invitation links will be included in each weekly Choir Update email for convenience. Register using the Family Ministry registration link above.

Praise Choir meeting times:

  • Grade K-1 | Wednesday 5:00 – 5:25 pm
  • Grade 2-3 | Wednesday 5:30 – 5:55 pm
  • Grade 4-5 | Sunday 11:00 – 11:25 am

 

 

Wed 21

WOW @Home Family Worship

October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Sat 24

Boo Bash COVID-Style

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 28

WOW @Home Family Worship

October 28 @ 6:00 pm
Nov 04

WOW @Home Family Worship

November 4 @ 6:00 pm
Nov 11

WOW @Home Family Worship

November 11 @ 6:00 pm

Family Resources

Within Family Groups, or used at home, the Family Guide, ParentCue, GodTime and FAITH5 are based on the week’s text and theme and are available for download each week.

Family Guide

Family Guide | @home family activities and discussion starters based on the curriculum and WOW @home theme, text and message

ParentCue

ParentCue | A tool for parents based on the weekly theme. Also available as an app, it sends alerts and encouragement specific to the age of your children (parentcue.org)

GodTime

GodTime | A 4-day devotional for elementary-aged kids based on the weekly theme

FAITH5

FAITH5 | A 6-day family devotional based on Faith Inkubators’ FAITH5

Family Groups

Family Groups | An opportunity to be connected with other families for a Faith @home collaboration. Per your registration request, families will be grouped by geographical proximity and/or children’s ages and will be equipped to use the downloadable Family Guide as a way to both build relationships and grow in faith together.

Leadership Development

4th & 5th Graders

CM 4/5 Leadership Squad | Kids in grades 4 and 5 who are interested in being part of the Children’s Ministry leadership team. This group will meet monthly, either via Zoom or in person when it becomes safe to do so, with Jess and Swen to discover and develop gifts to be used in leadership throughout Children’s Ministry and beyond. Watch your email for more information.

Parents & Grandparents

Parent Leaders | As we make the transition from age-divided small groups to family groups, we are excited about the opportunity to journey with parents and grandparents as they take on the role of leading their families in activities and discussions each week. As we firmly believe that if we want our children to have a faith that influences the way they live their lives, from the friendships they choose to the decisions they make, that faith needs to be nurtured at home. We are committed to partnering with and equipping parents and grandparents for this life-changing role and will use these conversations as an opportunity to do so. This group will meet monthly, either via Zoom or in person when it becomes safe to do so, for encouragement and prayer support. Watch your email for more information.

Keeping The Promise Family Experiences

Prince of Peace has dedicated one day each year in the life of your child to remember the promises made during baptism. Keeping the Promise Family Experiences (KTP) are designed to teach children about Christian life and equip families to deepen their faith at home. Each KTP focuses on one of the promises and will be scheduled soon!

Preschool (First Year) | Holy Scriptures

In response to the promise of placing the Holy Scriptures in your child’s hands, at this KTP families will be invited to place a brand new Story Bible into the hands of your preschooler.

Kindergarten | Nurturing Your Child in Faith

In response to the promise to nurture children in faith, this KTP explores the Faith Five Family Tools and discover how faith and life intersect!

1st Grade | Lord's Prayer

In response to the promise to teach children the Lord’s Prayer, this KTP will give families the opportunity to learn about the significance of prayer. First graders and their families will explore the many different ways to pray, including learning the Lord’s Prayer in motion!

2nd Grade | Ten Commandments

In response to the promise to teach children the Ten Commandments, this KTP will give families the opportunity to learn about the significance of the Ten Commandments. Second graders and their families will learn about the history and meaning of the Ten Commandments.

3rd Grade | Holy Scriptures

In response to the promise of placing the Holy Scriptures in your child’s hands, at this KTP families will be invited to place a brand new Bible into the hands of your third grader. As a second part of this KTP, families will come together to crack the bindings and explore the Bible in a fun and experiential family experience within a few weeks after receiving the Bible.

4th Grade & Older | First Communion

In response to the promise to bring children to the Holy Supper, this KTP will give families the opportunity to learn about the significance of Communion. Fourth graders (and older) and their families will learn about the history and significance of Communion, logistics around Communion at Prince of Peace, and decorate stoles to wear when they receive their First Communion.

5th Grade | Worship and the Apostles’ Creed

In response to the promise to teach children the Apostles’ Creed, this KTP will give us the opportunity to explore the meaning behind this very important declaration of faith. Fifth graders and their families will look at the different pieces of the Apostles’ Creed and come to understand what it means to our faith journey.

Opportunities for Young Families

Baptism

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.

CONTACT
Julie Klein
Executive Assistant
Email
952-898-9308

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.

CONTACT
Jessica Olson
Children’s Ministry Director
Email
952-898-9375

CDLC Preschool (age 3-5)

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. 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 and story.

Visit the CDLC website

MOPS and Moms Next (mothers of newborns to kindergartners)

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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Register for MOPS/Moms Next

Social Media

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see (and share) pictures and news from POP Children’s Ministry.

CONTACT
Jessica Olson
Children’s Ministry Director
Email
952-898-9375

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