Children’s Ministry meets September – April to journey with young families as they seek to grow together in faith. Through weekly worship and small group time, 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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Children’s Ministry

POP Child Care

During all worship services, select events, Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings
POP Child Care offers care for children ages 6 weeks to grade 5 to support the many ministries at Prince of Peace. Our caring and dedicated staff is trained in CPR and First Aid. Every adult who interacts with children is required to have a background check. We have dedicated space for children filled with age-appropriate toys, equipment, and activities. Detailed plans and policies are in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

POP Pre-K

Sundays 9:00 am and 10:30 am | Wednesdays 6:00 pm
POP Pre-K (ages 3-5) explores key Bible stories in an engaging and age-appropriate atmosphere. Every lesson is designed to gather preschoolers together into a welcoming environment, dig into a foundational Bible story, and help kids see themselves in the story in a way that builds faith. Lessons are reinforced, and community encouraged, through activities, games, music, and art.

POP Kids

Sundays 9:00 am and 10:30 am| Wednesdays 6:00 pm
POP Kids (grade K-5) seeks to help young disciples trust God’s character and experience Christian community. Our weekly worship experience and small group time is designed to focus on these three basic truths: I can trust God no matter what; I need to make the wise choice; I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

POP Praise Choir

Sundays 10:00 – 10:30 am | Wednesdays 5:15 – 5:45 pm
POP Praise Choir (grade K-5) meets weekly to learn fun, high-energy music while building lasting friendships. We share the music we have learned in Sunday morning worship once per month and through two large-scale productions: a special Advent worship service featuring music/drama led by kids and a fully-staged Spring Musical.

4|5 Leadership Squad

Open to students in grade 4-5
Consider being a part of the 4|5 Leadership Squad to help us with POP Kids worship ministry. This opportunity provides the chance to grow deeper in faith, richer in community and further in your gifts. Positions/roles available: worship leader, drama presentation, tech assistance and ushering. Contact Dawn Ridgway or Swen to get involved.

Our family resources are based on the week’s text and theme and are available to 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

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events

Aug 04

Parents’ Morning Out

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 11

Parents’ Morning Out

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 15

POP in the Park

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 18

Parents’ Morning Out

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. KTPs are included within the POP Kids ministry schedule.

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 | 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 second 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.

3rd 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. Third graders and their families will learn about the history and meaning of the Ten Commandments.

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, we celebrate God’s embrace along with the promise to never let go. While we acknowledge that God has known us from the beginning, baptism is the tangible, physical expression of God’s love and grace in our lives. Baptism is also the time for friends and family along with the Prince of Peace community to promise to welcome, support and grow in faith right along with those who are being baptized as they grow in their love for God, each other and the world. While we commonly baptize children at Prince of Peace, adults who have not been baptized and who wish to explore a life of faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ are also encouraged to be baptized.

To schedule a baptism:

CONTACT
Julie Klein
Executive Assistant
Email
952‐898‐9308

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 3-5. 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 (mothers of newborns to kindergartners) and Moms Next (mothers of elementary-aged students)

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. Moms Next helps encourage, equip and develop moms with school-aged children in this next phase of mothering.

Like MOPS at POP on Facebook.
Follow MOPS at POP on Twitter.

Register for MOPS/Moms Next

Social Media

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CONTACT
Nathan Lyke
Children’s Ministry Director
Email
952-898-9375

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