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Small Groups provide a space for Prince of Peace disciples to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and one another through regular connection and community. Small groups gather for Bible study, book clubs or other types of affinity, common hobbies or interests.

Are small groups still connecting, even in this pandemic? Of course they are! If you are looking for connection, small groups at Prince of Peace are still meeting in various ways and we’d love to have you join in! Available small groups are listed below.

Here are some tips and tricks for staying connected to your small group, while physically distancing and keeping one another safe:

  • Utilize an online video platform to have group meetings remotely. Many of our groups are using Zoom to schedule group meetings. It is super easy to use and fun to get to SEE one another. If your group has not tried Zoom yet, we highly recommend it!
  • Check in with one another via text, email, phone call, or writing letters. We have some groups that have started a “pen pal” chain and send each other mailed letters to check in and stay connected. Others are pairing up group members to check in regularly via phone or text.
  • Meet in a park, yard, parking lot, while following physically distancing guidelines. Now that the weather is nicer, we can take advantage of our outside spaces!

Questions? Have other ideas? Need other ideas? Contact our Community Life Director, Amy Kalsow, by email or 952-898-9393 and she will help you out!

Why Should I Join a Small Group?

Small groups provide us a place to grow IN through Community here at Prince of Peace. We want you to connect with a group of people that will challenge, support, and encourage you! We have groups of all shapes and sizes that meet varying times and days of the week. Our goal is to help you find a group that works into your busy schedule and provides you a place to belong.

Email Amy for more information.

How Do I Join A Small Group?

  • Browse the list of available groups below for a small group that sounds good and contact the leader for more information.
  • Contact Amy Kalsow
  • Gather with a group of friends and start a new group
  • Watch for our sign up weekends and connect with our team and small group leaders.

Can I lead a small group?

We are always looking for leaders! Our team is here to equip you and will walk alongside you as we work together to start new groups. We’ve got the tools you need to be a successful small group leader! If you are interested in leading or starting a small group, contact Amy Kalsow,

Ongoing Small Groups

Adult Singles Group

Meeting Details: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm – Location changes each month. Connect with us for details.

Description: Are you single and looking to connect with other singles at POP? Join our new Adult Singles Small Group! Meet for monthly activities and get to know others in the POP community. Open to men and women of all ages. We’d welcome you and any other POP singles you’d like to bring, plus any ideas/suggestions for activities.

Contact: Marlene Robertson

Creation Care Group

Meeting Details: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 6:30-8:00 pm

Description:  As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic we are now meeting online using the web-based video conferencing tool called Zoom. It allows us to join in our meetings while in the comfort of our homes while we continue our social distancing. Please contact Curt Carlson via email or 952-913-1544 to receive the meeting link. Please join us. Everybody is welcome. We jointly meet with the organization InterFaith Creation Care: South Metro made up of multiple faith communities in the south metro. As a group we explore our responsibility as stewards to care for God’s creation and our role in restoring the earth for our children and grandchildren. Visit our website.

Contact: Curt Carlson

Engage Bible Study

Engage Bible Study is meeting online this year,  September – May, on Facebook, YouTube, and the POP website.

  • Mondays, noon

Explore history, connections with the larger Biblical story, additional themes and ways to apply the Bible to our daily lives. You’ll gain a deeper knowledge of scripture, learn how to read it profitably on your own and build deeper relationships with others. How awesome is that?

There’s something for everyone, and everyone is welcome – from Bible scholars to Bible newbies. You just need to bring a Bible and an open mind.

Gustafson Small Group

Meeting Details: 2nd Monday of the Month, 2-4pm at POP, Room 200A

Description: Senior couples meet once a month to discuss the current sermon series and grow in community together. Join us!

Contact: Merle Gustafson

Knutson Women’s Small Group

1st and 3rd Thursday 10:30am -12pm

Join together with other senior ladies for support, community, and sermon series discussion. Contact: Jerry Knutson.


Morning Glories Bible Study

Meeting details: Every Tuesday, 7:00 am at POP, Room 200A

Description: Gather with other women for bible study and community – and of course, a cup of coffee! Various bible study series are explored and determined by the group.

Contact: Sherry Miller

Pinewood Derby Small Group

2nd Saturday of the month | 4:00 pm

Calling all scouts and parents! Bring your pinewood derby car or learn how to build a new one and give it a few test runs. For all ages and abilities. Light dinner provided. Contact: Warren Kalsow

Showtime Nester’s Movie Group

Meeting details: 2nd Saturday of the Month at POP, Room 200BC

Description: Gather with others once a month to enjoy a movie, yummy treats, conversation, and more! Features a variety of movies and the group is invited to contribute ideas.

Contact: Joe Wenner

Visual Arts Minstry

Meeting Details: 2nd Tuesday of the Month 4:30pm at POP in the Lounge

Description: Visual Arts Ministry provides Prince of Peace with a positive environment for artists using any medium, to share, plan, create, and exhibit for the purpose of glorifying God.

Contact: Liz Ridpath

Yarn at Heart – Knitting & More Group

Meeting Details: 1st Thursday of the Month at 10am in Room 200E

Description: Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, etc? Join our Knitting and More group and spend time enjoying your hobby with others! This group meets once a month and is open to all!

Contact: Amy Kalsow

Yoga Group

Meeting Details: Every Tuesday, 6pm at POP, Room FH130

Description: Join us for a yoga session, focused on wellness and meditation centered on all that God has given us.

Contact: Laura Kuechenmeister

Young Adult Small Group

Meeting Details: Every Tuesday, 6:30pm offsite

Description: Calling all young adults! Join us for a time of small group every other week as we grow deeper in our walk with God together. On the opposite weeks, we find a spot for bar trivia or another social gathering.

Contact: Amy Kalsow

Amy Kalsow
Community Life Director

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