Children’s Ministry journeys with families with kids birth through grade 5 as they seek to grow together in faith. Through weekly Sunday morning and Wednesday night worship, small group and parent equipping opportunities as well as monthly Called to Connect weekend worship, yearly 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 Overview | Trek: An Adventure in Trust

TRUST | Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on

MEMORY VERSE | Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5, NIrV

OVERVIEW | Throughout history God has proven God’s faithfulness to us, especially in keeping God’s promise to send Jesus. God will continue to be dependable. The Bible is filled with examples of people who knew first-hand what it means to trust God. This month, we focus on Joseph. Through his story, we’ll discover how we can trust God no matter what we face.

Whether it’s a brand-new school year, an unexpected challenge for your family, or a through-hike on the Appalachian Trail, any big adventure takes trust. It’s a good thing we can put our confidence in someone we can depend on—specifically, “Someone” with a capital S. Even when we feel like we can barely put one foot in front of the other, we can always put our trust in God. God knows the trail ahead of us. And God can lead us through any obstacles that are standing in our way.

Children’s Ministry Weekly Schedule

September through April | Wednesdays unless otherwise noted

Praise Choir | 5:00-5:40 pm
Children in grades K-5 are invited to come and discover the joy of the Worship Arts. Opportunities to participate in weekend worship, a Christmas and Spring musical as well as special worship services throughout the year.
WOW Family Worship | 6:00 - 6:45 pm

A high-energy worship service for families that includes skits, games, music, monthly Communion and a message all centered around a monthly theme and weekly bottom line. Led by the Family Ministry team, this service is in the Sanctuary.

Small Groups | 6:45 - 7:15 pm
Led by volunteer adults and high schoolers, kids have the opportunity to unpack the monthly theme and weekly bottom line through age appropriate hands-on learning and discussion.
Parenting Tools | 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Parents of kids preschool through grade 5 have the opportunity to share the joys and challenges of parenting while learning how to weave the monthly theme and weekly bottom line into their family’s life together.

Sunday Children's Ministry Worship and Small Groups | 9:45 - 10:45 am

Kids in preschool through grade 5 will experience a high-energy worship service that includes skits, games, music and a message all centered around a monthly theme and weekly bottom line as well as have the opportunity to dig deeper through age appropriate hands-on learning and discussion in small groups led by volunteer adults and high schoolers.

Sunday Praise Choir | 10:50 - 11:30 am

Children in grades K-5 are invited to come and discover the joy of the Worship Arts. Opportunities to participate in weekend worship, a Christmas and Spring musical as well as special worship services throughout the year.

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events

Sun 22

KTP: 3rd Grade Families

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sun 22

Children’s Ministry

September 22 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Wed 25

Children’s Ministry

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 25

KTP: 3rd Grade Families

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sun 29

Children’s Ministry

September 29 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am

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.

Preschool (First Year) | Holy Scriptures

In response to the promise of placing the Holy Scriptures in your child’s hands, at this KTP (offered in September) families will be invited to come forward as a family and place the Holy Scriptures into the hands of your preschooler during the Sunday 9:45 am worship service.

Kindergarten | Nurturing Your Child in Faith

n response to the promise to nurture children in faith, this KTP (offered in October) 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 (offered in January) 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 (offered in February) 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 (offered in September) families will be invited to come forward as a family and place the Holy Scriptures into the hands of your third grader during the Sunday 9:45 am worship service. 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 (offered in November and April) 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. After attending the KTP, families are invited to attend one of the following worship services that same weekend for their child to receive their First Communion: Saturday 5:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am.

5th Grade | Worship and the Apostles’ Creed

In response to the promise to teach children the Apostles’ Creed, this KTP (offered in March) 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 everyday 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 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!

Visit our Volunteer Page for more opportunities for you and your family.

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 and Sunday mornings, including child care, is 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, $15 per child, $25 family cap (Contact Jeanne to RSVP)
Parent’s Night Out: 2nd Saturday 5:00 – 8:00 pm, $15 per child, $25 family cap (Contact Jeanne to RSVP)

Child care is also open for special events like Family Ministry KTP’s, Baptism Class, CDLC parent teacher conferences, and Mega Sale donation time.

CONTACT
Jeanne Kalsow
Child Care Director
Email
952-898-9384

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 (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. 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.

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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Moms@POP

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 https://momspeace.shutterfly.com or contact Ann Zenner.

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

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