During our temporary building closure, Children’s Ministry will take place online. Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm we will be live on our Facebook page and YouTube for WOW @home family worship, and we’ll post weekly resources below to continue growing in faith as a family.

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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Worship Arts Camp @home | August 2020

Welcome to WAC @home! We are thrilled to have you join us as we take the month of August to center in our Worship Arts Camp (WAC) theme: “Indescribable: Your Creator Has No Limits!” We’ll celebrate our boundless creativity and imagine the amazing things we can do because we are made in God’s image. Scroll down for more information and email Dawn if your family would like a Creativity Kit to use throughout the month!

August 5 | WAC Week 1 — There’s no limit to God’s creativity
August 12 | WAC Week 2 — God created you, so you can be creative
August 19 | WAC Week 3 — God created you to share God’s story
August 26 |  WAC Week 4 — WAC Celebration

Here’s how it works…

STEP 1 | Join us as we kick off each week’s theme during WOW @home family worship at 6:00 pm each Wednesday in August on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page and on Prince of Peace’s YouTube. They can also be viewed anytime afterwards.

STEP 2 | Check out the week’s supply list in our Creativity Kit so you’re sure to have everything you need to fully experience WAC@home. Creativity Kit resources can be downloaded below or email Dawn to receive a physical Creativity Kit to use throughout the month.

STEP 3 | Use each week’s Creativity Kit to explore the weekly theme through WAC-style Family Guides, Journal Time, Crafts and Games as it works best for your family’s schedule.

STEP 4 | Repeat the above steps for each of the four weeks in August!

STEP 5 | Invite your friends join the fun! All resources are will also be available to download in August on our Children’s Ministry webpage.

 

The WAC @home Creativity Kit includes weekly Creativity Packs filled with the following, all based on the week’s theme…

  • Supply List | So you can make sure you have what you need for the week
  • Family Guide | Family studies filled with activities and discussion starters that will help us explore our creativity
  • Journal Time | WAC-style ideas to help us discover our creativity through journaling and creative writing
  • Game | WAC-style game ideas that will help us discover our creativity through movement
  • Craft | WAC-style craft ideas that will help us discover our creativity through art
  • FAITH5 | Available daily at 9:00 am on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page this family devotional tool is designed around Faith Inkubators’ FAITH5

 

Watch Worship Arts Camp WOW @home worship videos

Download WAC @home Creativity Kit

Join us as we begin our journey into Creativity: Imagining what you could do because you were made in God’s image!

Check out the Children’s Ministry playlist on our YouTube channel to watch archived WOW family worship and other Children’s Ministry videos.

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events

Wed 12

WOW @home – Online Family Worship

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 12

Worship Arts Camp @Home

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 19

WOW @home – Online Family Worship

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 19

Worship Arts Camp @Home

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 26

WOW @home – Online Family Worship

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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.

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. 2019-20 KTP Schedule (.pdf).

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

In 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.

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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